We have less than half a day left before the big Verizon triple-threat reveal of the new 2013 DROID family in New York City and San Francisco. The DROID Mini, DROID Ultra, and DROID MAXX should be worthy follow-ups to last year's DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, and DROID RAZR MAXX HD. In this post, I'm not going to talk about processor specs, RAM, or internal storage. Instead, I wanted to provide reliable information about these phones' batteries, along with the confirmations of wireless charging support built right into them. As a bonus, NFC and Wi-Fi details are also presented.

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Battery Specs

The information was there all along, buried in the depths of the FCC docs - one just had to dig through a pile of filings to find it. So far, outside of our tipster TY, I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else. Without further ado:

  • DROID Mini XT1030 - 2,000mAh (battery model SNN5916B).
  • DROID Ultra XT1080 - 2,130mAh (battery model SNN5924A).
  • DROID MAXX XT1080M - 3,500mAh (battery model SNN5925A).

Let's compare it to last year's models:

  • DROID RAZR M - 2,000mAh, which matches the Mini quite well.
  • DROID RAZR HD - 2,530mAh, which quite significantly tops the Ultra by 400mAh.
  • DROID RAZR MAXX HD - 3,300mAh, which is actually 200mAh short compared to the new MAXX.

Outside of the battery specs, the FCC docs confirm NFC on all three, lack of 802.11ac (802.11a/b/g/n on all three, unlike the Moto X), and an inductive charging accessory integrated right into the batteries. The Mini and MAXX are listed explicitly, whereas the Ultra's battery may or may not support wireless charging. I'm inclined to think that if the other two do, it should as well.

Excerpts from the FCC docs can be found below.

DROID Mini

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2.6.1 Batteries

The phone tested in this report has the following battery options:
- Model SNN5916B - 2000 mAH battery

The model SNN5916B battery is an internally-sealed battery contained within the DUT, and may not be removed by
the end-user. This battery was used to do all of the SAR testing. The phone was placed in the SAR measurement
system with a fully charged battery.

2.6.3 Optional Inductive Charging Accessories

This device has an inductive charging accessory integrated within battery. The inductive charging door serves as the
Wireless Power Receiver in an Inductive Charging System. The receiver is a Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)
compliant receiver and requires a WPC compliant transmitter to  create the appropriate magnetic field in order to
function. The receiver is designed to apply power to the phone when placed in the appropriate magnetic field. Please
see a more detailed description in Exhibit 12: Operational Description. Please see Exhibit 3 for external photos of
the inductive charging door.
The inductive charging battery was used to do all of the SAR testing.

DROID Ultra and MAXX

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2.6.1 Batteries The phone tested in this report has the following battery options:

- Model SNN5924A - 2130 mAH battery
- Model SNN5925A - 3500 mAH battery

Battery SNN5924A and SNN5925A were used to do the  SAR testing. The data below provides the worst case results for the two batteries. The phone was placed in the SAR measurement system with a fully charged battery. 

2.6.2 Optional Inductive Charging Accessories

This device has an inductive charging accessory integrated within battery model SNN5925A. The inductive charging serves as the Wireless Power Receiver in an Inductive Charging System. The receiver is a Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) compliant receiver and requires a WPC compliant transmitter to create the appropriate magnetic field in order to function. The receiver is designed to apply power to the phone when placed in the appropriate magnetic field. Please see a more detailed description in Exhibit 12: Operational Description. Please see Exhibit 3 for external photos of the inductive charging door.
The device configurations and exposure conditions that resulted in the highest SAR values were also tested using the inductive charging battery.

Source: FCC (XT1030, XT1080/XT1080M)

Thanks, TY!