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Motorola Reportedly Working on 6.3″ Device, Plus ULTRA Successor Dubbed “Quantum”

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New Motorola rumors are hitting the Web through Meibo, via a trusted source of the site that exposed many of the Moto X leaks and rumors that came true not too long after posting. With that said, the source now claims that Motorola is currently working on two new devices, both of which should hit the market sometime in 2014. 

The first device is quite large, supposedly sporting a 6.3″ display, and is called the Motorola Xplay internally. There is no other indication as to what the device will look like, but with a screen that large, we can safely say that it’s going to be big. The second device is reported to be a DROID ULTRA successor, dubbed the DROID Quantum. Much like the rumored Xplay, there is no other info to hypebeast as of right now.

Given that the DROID ULTRA is still a fresh device on Verizon, the 2014 timeframe makes sense. Motorola doesn’t need to pump out a ton of devices right now, and would be smart to focus on sales of the Moto X, making sure the device is successful. It would be quite interesting to see the manufacturer enter the phablet market, but 6.3″ is well over any display size that we think is necessary for everyday usage.

What would you like to see from a DROID ULTRA successor or a 6.3″ phablet device from Moto?

Via: GforGames

  • XboxOne

    the return of the Motorola Droid X!!!

  • jonnyrazr

    Well, I’m glad I went with the EDGE program at Verizon, so that when a new moto beast comes out, I can jump ship from Droid Maxx to a high end phone!

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    6.3? Damn… {{o_0}}

  • Patrick Bateman

    give me a moto x maxx with wireless charging and a better camera and I will bake you a cake Motorola…. with weed in it…

  • Ben

    I think a lot of people discount the utility of a really big phone to the business road warrior. We dont hold that mammoth slab up to our ears, we have high quality blutooth devices plugged into our ears already, especially in states where hands-free is mandatory on the road. As far as I am concerned, if it will fit in a jean pocket and brings godlike specs to the table, I will own it. When I actually pull my phone out it is for email, text, internet or gaming, and the bigger faster phones with 2x battery life ( greater than 3k mha) is where it is at.

  • Larizard

    “and would be smart to focus on sales of the Moto X, making sure the device is successful.”

    By giving ATT the MotoMaker exclusive?

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    Motorola: late to the party as always.

    • Reginald Jefferson

      Better late than never

      • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

        True. Except that Motorola hasn’t made a compelling device for me in ages.

  • T_Dizzle

    Oh Google stop trying to entice me into owning another Motorola product. 6.3″ is definitely interesting to my large/long hands/fingers. You have my attention Google, but can you keep it?

  • motofan

    Per Sarge?

    • Turb0wned

      He godzilla now lol…

  • Tyler

    I still think they should make a Moto XL.

  • James Brown

    6.3 is too big. Coming from a person with a note 3 on Thursday.

  • M3D1T8R

    Motorola please just sell me a Moto X next year on Verizon with 64GB+ internal (I’ll pay an extra $100) since 32 and SD slot isn’t likely to happen, maybe a slightly larger screen like 4.9″ and with 1080p, an upgraded CPU (by then Snap 800 will be cheaper), same great ergonomic small bezel design/build, still made in USA, great radios like on the Droid Maxx (the current X reception seems to be a tiny bit below that of the Maxx for some reason), and a slightly larger battery like 2800-3000mah, and I’ll happily buy that sucker through MotoMaker for $700 out of pocket (600 + 100 for 64GB).

    Available around my birthday in June would be extra nice. Please?

    • hkklife

      Same here. My requirements are: on VZW, between 5″ and 5.5″ in size (LG has seemingly nailed it at 5.2″ with narrow bezel & virtual buttons), 64GB of storage, 1080P, better than X camera and the best damn battery life and reception possible.

      • M3D1T8R

        Yep. But I think over 4.9 or 5″ would deplete the great feel in hand of the X. My DNA (5″) is about as big as I’d want, they could make the device slightly smaller but with the screen size. And yes! I forgot to mention an improved camera.

  • Anon

    Right now, what I want from a Droid Ultra successor is for Motorola to kick Griffin to the curb and make their own docks again. There’s a long list of complaints regarding Griffin’s docks on the Moto forums. Poor fit, cheaply made, lacking the abilities of Moto OEM docks that all of us owners of the Bionic, RAZR, and RAZR HD family came to love. Moto was the king of accessories –we want it that way again.

  • Justin W

    I actually am excited to see what they have to offer in this device… I just purchased a Note 3 because I wanted a large-form device, but I would much rather have a Motorola device than a Samsung (personal preference, don’t hate me for it). It’ll be interesting to see what they can offer with it.

  • Charlie R.

    So we have the name for next Fall’s Droid line, cool. I bet it’ll be another mini, regular, maxx lineup and will maintain a once a Fall release, which is just right in my opinion.

    I’m indifferent on the “XPlay.” I bet it wouldn’t be on Verizon anyway.

  • Godzilla

    Two isheep girls go round the outside,
    Round the outside, round the outside
    Two isheep girls go round the outside,
    Round the outside, round the outside

    Guess who’s back, back again
    Bionic’s back, tell a friend
    Guess who’s back, guess who’s back?
    Guess who’s back, guess who’s back?
    Guess who’s back, guess who’s back?
    Guess who’s back?

    I’ve created a monster, ’cause nobody wants to see Godzilla no more
    They want Bionic, I’m chopped liver
    Well if you want Bionic, then this is what I’ll give ya
    A little bit of rumor mixed with some hard fact
    Some grumblings that will jump start your android loving heart
    Then a shot when I get shocked in the droid life forums
    By the troll when I’m not cooperating
    When I’m rocking the forum while he’s saying “shut up bionic”
    You waited this long to stop debating
    ‘Cause I’m back,
    I know you got a job Mr Kellex
    But your writer Ron’s conflict of interest is complicating!
    So the T-R-O-L-L-S won’t let me be or let me be me so let me see
    They tried to shut me down on Droid life
    But it feels so empty without me
    So come on and dip, bum on your lips
    **** that, cum on your lips and some on your ****
    And get ready ’cause this **** is about to get heavy
    I just talked to sarge, “**** you, TROLLS!”

    [Chorus]
    Now this looks like a job for me
    So everybody just follow me
    ‘Cause we need a little motorola rumor
    ‘Cause it feels so empty without me
    I said, this looks like a job for me
    So everybody just follow me
    ‘Cause we need a little motorola rumor
    ‘Cause it feels so empty without me

    • Reginald Jefferson

      You see? This is why he’s our favorite commentor.

  • Raven

    From a Droid Ultra Successor I would like to see the MicroSD slot come back. I don’t care if you pack 64GB into the phone, nothing beats being able to use the same MicroSD card full of media in multiple devices such as phones, tablets, laptops, and cameras (in a SD adapter). I will never buy another device like my Nexus 7 again that doesn’t have a memory slot.

    • Sporttster

      They lost me as a loyal customer once I found out the new Maxx was coming without a sd slot. I’ve owned nothing but Moto’s till now. That will change Thurs with my Note 3.

  • Godzilla

    *cracks knuckles*

    • hkklife

      Is the Quantum the “Nova” phone that was gonna be the “holy s**t” device we were all clamoring for? I remember we discussed it a few months ago (like May-June). Wasn’t it supposed to have a 5.2″ 1080P screen, 3GB RAM and Snapdragon 800?

      Basically I want to see Moto release something to surpass the G2 within 4-6 months or so and be able to hang with the GS5. For a change, I’d like to see them one-up Samsung and get out of their August-September release cycle. They need a powerful phone out PRIOR to the annual Galaxy S refresh for 2014.

  • droidrazredge

    Godzilla aka DroidBionic is probably saying about now: “I TOLD YOU DROIDLIFE PEOPLE ABOUT THIS PHONE IN EARLY JUNE/JULY BUT YOU THOUGHT I WAS TROLLING YOU GUYS. NOW HOW DO YOU GUYS FEEL. YOU OWE ME AN APOLOGY” Speaking of Godzilla where is he these days ? I have not seen him post in a while.

    • Big_EZ

      I saw him in the mirror, you should go look. I don’t get all the hate for Bionic, he was pretty accurate with most of his comments.

      • Godzilla

        you saw me in a mirror? Am i in narnia or something?

    • Godzilla

      im here

      • Dominick S.

        Wonder if you’ll be making any predictions in your up coming movie.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    will wait for details.

  • yummy

    Moto is crawling slowly back
    into my good graces.

  • crazed_z06

    Please stop saying phablet people

    • Greyhame

      In the interest of word efficiency, I’ll simply say this: no.

    • Ian Smith

      i want them to stop saying “fackwors” but that’s never going to stop. i don’t even know what the hell it means but it annoys the hell out of me.

      • jose

        Well now you’re being Ronish.

  • jh123416

    I think the misconception with this is some of us are thinking this would be a large Moto X. But this will actually be with the DROID lineup; therefore, they’ll probably hand off some cheap, glossy backing.

    • socarwolverine

      Or soft touch carbon fiber… but that probably doesn’t play as well into your narrative.

      • jh123416

        Ok, the “soft touch carbon fiber” hasn’t gotten a great reception. Sorry for associating it with the poor plastic of previous models.

  • John Clausen

    If they can for a 4.7″ screen into a phone as petite an the Moto X, they can probably make a 6 inch phone a reasonable size

  • 213ninja

    if they can squeeze a 6.3″ screen in a frame not much bigger than the note3 i am 100% down. it should bring new meaning to ‘edge to edge’ display though if they want it to be used as a phone…even more so than the G2.

    • jh123416

      But it’ll be part of the DROID family. Not so friendly materials.

  • Gnex

    6.3 really does seem too big. Why can’t Moto make a good 5″ 1080p BEAST?

    • Greyhame

      This x1000!

    • socarwolverine

      MOTO. Read Gnex’s comment. Take the guts of the G2 or the Note 3, throw on your minimal software enhancements, combine it with the battery of the MAXX or larger. You will win the game (at least for 2014).

  • enigmaco

    Well that stinks just got off the phone with verizon been having problems with my droid razr hd so they let me swap it out for a moto x still a happy camper though.

  • crazed_z06

    I think Sammy has hit the sweet spot @ 5.7″. I tried a Galaxy Mega the other day and it really is over the top. 6.3″ is too beacoup.

  • bigachx

    I’m soooo gonna rock this when it comes out!!

  • CasperTFG

    I guess I’ll hold off on that One Max. Phablets unite!

  • B!

    I’d be cool with 5.5″ at the most; maaaaybe 5.7″. I’ve messed around with the Mega. Too damn big.

  • rabidhunter

    This is quite interesting. I’m already locked in for the next two years. But I wonder what 2015 will bring for Motorola and DROID. We shall see. I’m happy with the DROID Mini for now, but I’m always interested in what’s to coming around the corner.

    • clobberedchina

      How are you liking the mini? I am glad to see someone mention this. I think it is a spiffy phone.

      • rabidhunter

        It’s a great phone. The screen is bright and beautiful. It fits in my hands perfectly. Call quality and signal are great, I can get 4G in places I couldn’t before. The only problem that I had with it was that Touchless Control would randomly launch, but a few times retraining the control fixed that. I love it, it works well for me and the price worked for my wallet. I’m glad Motorola released it exactly the same internals, the only differences are the battery size and it’s an LCD not AMOLED.

        • clobberedchina

          “I’m glad Motorola released it exactly the same internals, the only differences are the battery size and it’s an LCD not AMOLED.”

          Yep. There is a lot to say for that phone.

          Glad to hear it. Thanks.

  • Pierito

    6.3″?!?! That’s HUGE! ;)

    • M3D1T8R

      That’s not what she said.

  • W. Paul Schenck

    I’ve always liked Moto. Maybe Google designs are finally rolling out. I will consider such a device if it feels good to hold and runs stock android.

  • Curtis

    At the very least they’ll know what we don’t like, but I am glad to see them progressing through research and design still.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    Then it has to have 1080p or no go Motorola

    • Rabid Rotty

      Really, your eye site is that great that you can distinguish between 720 and 1080 on a small screen?

      • NexusPhan

        Yes. As can you. And anyone with 20/20. Stop believing the lying Steve Jobs.
        http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/iphone-4-retina/

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Did you read the article or decided youd speak blindly like an incompetent troll.

        • NexusPhan

          No need to be mean. Maybe he thinks 6.3″ is small (for a phone you dirty minded internet people)

          • MikeCiggy

            6.3″ is small for any screen. When compared to 1080p HD TV’s. A phone is a small screen. Period.

          • NexusPhan

            It’s all relative to how far away your eyes are from the screen. A 6.3″ phone is big relative to a 30″ TV. You will see a lot more pixels on a 720P 6.3″ phone relative to a 1080P 30″ TV when viewed at typical viewing distances. Period.

          • M0nk

            I currently have my galaxy note 1 phone with 5.3 inch screen at my normal viewing distance in my hand and I can tell you that the screen is proportionally bigger than the 50 inch LCD that I have 6 feet away. So a 1080p screen matters in a 6.3 inch phone that you hold in your hand at 1 to 1.5 feet away.

      • Detonation

        Yes. I went from a GS3 to a DNA and the screen is noticeably clearer and sharper.

        • zurginator

          That’s also partially thanks to the SAMOLED -> IPS change. IPS displays are sharper.

      • jose

        You sir are an idiot.

      • Gnex

        Maybe on a 3.5 inch screen lol.

    • kixofmyg0t

      Worked for Samsung and the Galaxy Mega 6.3.

      It even had a dual core CPU too.

  • NexusPhan

    Bionic where are you!!???

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      You mean, Godzilla

      • NexusPhan

        Hahaha. Poor Bionic/Godzilla. So many internet bullies out there.

        • Weber

          I rather enjoyed his posts, for the most part. Not all of them were gems haha

          • Godzilla

            nobody’s perfect

    • Godzilla

      boo

  • Mary

    Finally, Motorola is updating it’s smartphone lineup! Ever since Google acquired Motorola, I’ve been anticipating a shakeup like –
    WHAT – EWWW!!! Bill is sitting in the next cube eating a raw onion. He normally takes garlic supplements, and just now he flopped a nose burger in my direction!! It smells of rotten cabbage and dirty diapers. How can I get even with stinky Bill?!

  • Jim

    How about a nexus 6 on vetrizon.

    • Rabid Rotty

      what is this vetrizon you speak of?

      • Jim

        Typo vetrizon = verizon

  • Tony Stark

    Wonderful, I don’t even want to think of what the price will be.

    • Stephen Cox

      Don’t worry Tony, I’m sure you can afford it.

      • Tony Stark

        One stays rich by making wise financial decisions ;)

  • http://people.ign.com/mrfrodo24 mrfrodo24

    Yawn. Bring on the X2! lol

  • jaybar

    6.3″? Go for it Moto, but I won’t be considering it

    • Reginald Jefferson

      Maybe Moto should just bump the size up to 7.0 and make it a tablet already. Call it “Moto XT (T for tablet)

  • ahhh yes

    z ultra competition lets see which makes it to the states first my bet the moto i doubt the z ultra will ever come

    • CasperTFG

      The Z Ultra doesn’t need to be first. If you don’t mind waiting and installing GV + Talkatone.

      • ahhh yes

        not sure what you mean? The z ultra doesnt need GV its has proper radios even for Tmo and ATT LTE

        • CasperTFG

          My bad. I thought your intention was to use the Z Ultra under Verizon.

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    Don’t get me excited plz.

  • tyguy829

    I like normal sized phones, but I acknowledge that there is a market for phablets. But I think 6.3 is pushing it…

    • NexusPhan

      Replace your home phone with one. It’s amazing. They need to start advertising for that exact scenario.

      • MK17

        I think most people replaced their home phone with their cell phone years ago. If I “need” a home phone currently I use talkatone for free.

        • NexusPhan

          Most people aren’t like us. You’d be surprised. Every older person’s home I’ve ever been in still has a land-line. All of my parents and relatives and friends family still have them. Most of them have smartphones too. They want to keep that old number and never realized that can port land-lines to cell phones. These massive battery phones are thus better sitting at idle. I think it’s a huge market.

          • j

            And, there are applications which allow you to use devices as TV remotes as well. Good for browsing on the couch and other stuff.

          • Reginald Jefferson

            I can understand the want to drop land-lines all together but there’s still a use for them. In areas that can be heavily affected by hurricanes, it’s possible for those cell towers to be taken down from the storm damage. It makes having a land-line that much more important for emergency calling.

          • NexusPhan

            True. But, my parents lost land-line service during Sandy (all the poles down means the land-lines are down too) but Verizon with their back-up generators on all towers worked everywhere. They were constantly loaning their phones out and recharging in the cars. Until they realized gas was a problem. Damn you Verizon.

          • Reginald Jefferson

            Hope your parents managed to get their lives back to normal after Sandy.

          • NexusPhan

            Thanks. They are inland enough that there was no damage. The power was out for them for a long time tho. And commuting into NYC must have been miserable with the trains. It was more of a headache than anything. There were a lot of people a lot worse off.

        • The Phenom

          I keep a landline in the event something happens to my cell I can still make calls if needed.

      • Jeremy Sheehan

        Please help me understand the concept of a “home phone”. I’ve heard of people doing this and I don’t get it.

        • NexusPhan

          Can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic, but if not, I use it to mean land-line.

          • Jeremy Sheehan

            so you’re paying extra on your cell plan for a separate line @ home? Wasn’t trying to be sarcastic.

          • tomn1ce

            You can use it on wifi, you don’t have to pay extra to use that phone…Once I pick up the Note 3, I’ll be getting one of those 3500+mAh battery for my G-Nexus to use it as my home phone.

          • NexusPhan

            Not me. But all my relatives and parents do. Only because they want to keep that old number.

    • tomn1ce

      If they get rid of the bottom chin and reduce the size of the bezels they can make the device a tad smaller then the Mega 6.3. Heck if they do what I mention and keep the display size at 6″ they might be able to keep it around the Note 3 overall size. Throw in the S800 with the 2 extra cores and optimize the device the way they optimized the Moto X and I will have 2nd thoughts about picking up the Note 3. Hopefully they’ll include a stylus and functionality like in the Note 3.

      • socarwolverine

        They wouldn’t even need 2 extra cores, the S800 already has a language processing system integrated in it. Which makes it sting even worse that they didn’t optimize the new powerful processor and went with the older less powerful one.

        • htcone

          they choose the procressor that they did because of cost. Manufacturing the phone in the U.S. was a big selling point but that also cost more. So they choose an older processor to cut cost and focused heavily on optimizing the experience to still compete with newer technology

          • michael arazan

            so by spring 2014 the s600 would be considered old and they would be using that by then? I could live with that.

            Because until network speeds actually increase there isn’t really going to be a demand for more powerful processors here in the US.

          • chris125

            It wasn’t manufactured in the US only assembled..

        • tomn1ce

          I forgot about that lil function on the S800, that means less work for them. More time to optimize the OS to be fluid just like stock Android on the Nexus and to work on the camera software as well. Unless they come up with other things to add to the hardware dept to better the experience on the device.

    • Haroon Dar

      actually its really not think about the software key menu home and back. the size is probably around 5.8 inches like the galaxy note

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  • Jeremy B.

    Droid ultra quantum mini X MAXX is what I’d like to see in a new phone lmao

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      these posts were funny in the motorola droid razr hd maxx era..

  • JBartcaps

    If it doesn’t look like a Droid, this could be intriguing

    • Stevedub40

      could be intriguing, but I’ve been burned by the Droid line too many times. I’m not really a fan of the Verizon exclusives any more. It just seems like they get forgotten about and development is lacking.