'Limited Edition' Motorola Droid Ultra leaks ahead of Verizon's NYC event

A design that checks all of the boxes for a Verizon 'Droid' phone

We're inside of 24 hours until Verizon does its thing in New York City, and we have a nice looking leak of an upcoming device expected at the event. Courtesy of HelloMotoHK, a close-up picture of a purported "Limited Edition" Droid Ultra has surfaced showing off a woven kevlar back and some special red coloring. The kevlar looks to be coated in an extremely shiny finish, and the dramatic red and black paint scheme along with prominent "Droid" branding makes sure you won't forget what carrier you're on. The red stripe is likely something reserved for the Limited Edition model -- which we've seen for previous devices -- but we wouldn't mind if some other crazy patterns were made available.

We got a nice look at a press render of the device's front a couple of weeks ago, but this is the first clear in-person look we've got of the back. We're not entirely sure where this particular device will fit into the lineup of phones we're expecting Verizon to show us tomorrow, but we won't have to wait long to find out.

Source: Droid-Life

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Hope it's not limited edition and can get a version of this in New Zealand. Posted via Android Central App
  • I think that's plastic over it. Either way, looking forward to tomorrow's announcement. VZW's phone selection sucks. It's about time we have something to get excited about (no dis to Samsung fans). I hope the all red one is available to the public.
  • What sucks about Verizon's selection? There's not a single carrier that has all the devices available. Posted via Android Central App
  • Recent high-end phones released by Verizon: Galaxy S4
    Droid DNA
    Galaxy Note 2
    Galaxy S3 Recent high-end phones released by AT&T, for example: Optimus G Pro
    Galaxy S4
    HTC One
    Optimus G
    One X+
    Galaxy Note 2
    Galaxy S3
  • your forgot the razr line for VZW /not a fan and it should only count as one
  • Agreed. If he had added those then his so-called-point wouldn't stand. Posted via Android Central App
  • No, Verizon has been slacking. No reason to not have the One, One X or the LG G (2). I would say that as of right now if I were to go and buy a phone based on Phones alone it would be AT & T
    T-Mobile Throw in Price and coverage in my area, Sprint.
  • The One is coming. VZW had the DNA instead of the X/X+. The time difference in the switch is only a few months, and could easily be explained by them needing to drop inventory levels on the DNA.
  • The Verizon One will probably have Qi Posted via Android Central App
  • if you look close you will find the plastic part ends near the right edge ... it's just a plastic over the back not some " coated shiny finish "
  • While this looks unbelievably awesome with the slick woven kevlar and racing-esque stripe running down the back (haha), I don't know if anything is going to convince me to buy a Droid branded device if they keep to the same path they've been on. Lets see what tomorrow brings, hopefully something good.
  • Sexy. Posted via my TARDIS.
  • Its between the Moto X and the Ultra Mini Posted via Android Central App
  • If this is carbon fiber, then I want it! Posted via Android Central App
  • it is and you do not want it to be. CF will interfere with the radios and you will end up worse than an iPhone
  • It's Kevlar, not CF. Posted via Android Central App
  • Then I'd like to shoot it.
  • Hahaha +1 Posted via Android Central App
  • Sweet looking phone, and I agree with most it's just plastic over the back. Posted via Android Central App
  • The Back?
    You are looking at the 1st *Flex Screen*.. This is the front of the phone.. Not the back.. Just look at that BEAUTIFUL curve on the bottom of the this screen.. :-)
  • Well, going to have to seriously consider these phones. I have a 16 gigabyte SD card full of music in my Bionic. Can't very well get the X now, can I? What am I doing to do with it, glue it to the back? Posted via Android Central App
  • join us in the 21st century and put that music in the cloud.....
  • Looks like even these phones have abandoned the sd card. Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • What time is the event today? I haven't seen it on any of the stories. Maybe I just missed it?
  • Looks like that's the protective plastic covering from the packaging.
  • where's my HTC one?
  • So, do we know if VZW will get this IN ADDITION TO the Moto-X, or INSTEAD OF the Moto-X?
    It would be nice to have the choice when my upgrade rolls around in a couple months.
  • I can confirm this is the Verizon Employee Edition. I know because I may or may not of just preordered it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Motorola Droid Ultra review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Aw1vUeru8I