Even more leaked images of the Motorola Droid Bionic Targa
The first images that we saw of the Targa showed that it would be a more sophisticated and elegant version, and would come with a dual-core processor, 4.3" qHD display, and what looked to be a 13MP camera on the rear.
Earlier today a handful of images were leaked, but now the floodgates have opened.
The device is now said to come with a larger 4.5" qHD screen (up from 4.3") and will run on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. There will also be a new version of BLUR with a 3D look to it, but still only 5 home screens.
*UPDATED June 8*
We've heard from sources that the screen size will most likely be 4.3" (not 4.5"), as it's hard to tell from the pictures alone.
1. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
PA, you do realize you posted this exact same article earlier today as "new pictures of the Bionic" ... lol :)
11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
this is like an update and it has some juicy new pictures.
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
wow 4.5 inch display very nice.
Looks like the rumors are true. 4.5 is the new standard for large displays.
68. MpowerSkills (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2011)
4.5" would just be to big. I think 4.3" might be a touch to big too, depending on the bezel size.
4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1118; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I think that it's more like a 4.7-5in screen considering it looks like this device is next to the Atrix.
12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
that's not the Atrix, it's the 3.7" Defy.
5. iami (unregistered)
You must not have read the article buddy lol. This one is called even more images lol. so yeah duh they know they did. This one is with more information and more informative and answered my wish from before. I said i would like it to have a bigger screen and looks like its gettin the 4.5 my question now is what do they mean with a 3d look to it. Is that there cheap way out of givin us a 3d phone on vzw lol.
6. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
just couldn't leave it at 4.3 could they...I'm a little disappointed now. yes a big screen is nice but hell i don't feel like walking around with a mini tablet in my pocket
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
It's not like there isnt enough phones with 4.3 inch displays out there.
Samsung Hercules and the HTC Holiday are all rumored to have 4.5 inch displays with dual core processors so it's only expected Motorola should have competition for them.
I am really glad they canned the original droid bionic. This thing is a beast, I was thinking of getting the Samsung Infuse, but if Samsung does not release a 4.5 inch dual core phone soon, I will be picking this bad boy up.
8. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
I do see where you're coming from and it does make sense that they went this way. As long as they keep the thickness down I think it'll be a win. Hoping the lte radio doesn't add too much bulk. the reason why the infuse fits so nice in the hand is because it's so thin.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I agree, judging by the LTE phones of Verizon I fear it won't be razor thin. I mean even the Samsung Droid Charge is a pretty thick device.
13. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
I have to agree with you. I always use a case on my belt, and also have my phones in a high gloss TPU style cover with a screen protector, and the case i need on my belt at this point for like the charge, thunderbolt and revolution is one that is used for a GPS unit. they really are getting far too big. making me want an iPhone!
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'm taking it. I'm getting that phone. I mean, fucking hell, that is some kickass hardware right there.
16. TD21 (unregistered)
Does anyone know why the Defy has a different lockscreen from the usual? Or is it an app or something?
17. TheDude888 (unregistered)
I think the phone next to the Bionic is actually the T-Mobile Motorola Defy with 3.7 inch screen. It looks too small to be the Atrix.
18. Fićo (unregistered)
I know this could possibly yield a lot of angry/rude replies to what I'm going to ask but just out of blind curiosity, could this maybe be the Motorola Photon 4G that's supposed to be announced by Sprint on Saturday?
It looks pretty obvious that that is a droid branded device but I was just curious
23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
You are aware that it is a Droid branded device. That should have answered your question by itself.
19. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)
How lame, I think 4.5 is too big, The difference between 4.3 and 4.5 is really noticeable. I think I'd rather get the Samsung S II if i have to wait towards the end of the summer for the top phone.
22. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Have you ever used the Samsung Infuse? The display is gorgeous and plenty of room to watch youtube and browse the web. Yet the phone itself is nearly the SAME height as the Motorola Droid X which is 4.3. It's just the Infuse doesnt have as much wasted space and is wider.
25. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the phone itself is probably not that much bigger, the screen probably just uses more real estate and as for the Galaxy S II it probably won't have LTE where as this will have a Dual-Core and LTE. win-win.
27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea I used the Samsung Infuse for a few days before returning it. I would have kept it but I am locked into a contract with Verizon currently.
Anyway, I compared the phone side by side with my Droid X. It is literally the same height, just the screen itself is larger and wider.
People automatically freak out and assume whenever they hear 4.3, 4.5 that the phone is going to be WAY too big.
I mean The Thunderbolt is only a little taller than the iphone yet the screen is nearly an inch larger.
21. Fićo (unregistered)
wait never mind, I just saw the picture that clearly says "verizon" and "DROID Bionic." Ignore my original post
24. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Ugh WTF Ugly ass bag phone. what makes it worse, it will have the kiddish motoblur enhanced with 3D effects, thats just wrong.
29. smalltank (Posts: 19; Member since: 26 May 2011)
wow!..good thing I got 2 LG Revo's on unlimited data..who the hell needs 4.5" when 4.3" is just as good..then again..crapsung will come up with a copy of this..lol
31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
if it's "just as good" why is it a good thing you got two Revolutions?
actually "crapsung" as you called em was the first to use a 4.5" screen on an Android Phone.
32. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Smalltank, I guess you didn't read my previous posts on here. The Samsung Infuse 4G on AT&T that came out in May has a 4.5 Super Amoled Plus display. It's currently one of the thinnest and has the largest screen on a smartphone in the US. NOT counting the Dell Streak because it's technically a tablet.
30. snowgator (Posts: 3290; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
There is going to be some great 4.5" options for those interested, ain't there? Those that are worried these screens are to big really do need to check out the Samsung Infuse as mentioned by numerous other postings. I am not a huge screen fan myself as my phones go in my pocket. I hate "holsters". But the Infuse is a slick, easier to handle device than you would ever expect from a monster screen. My wife is in love with it. I am impressed with it. We are really excited by the Bionic and it's competition. Looking ahead, how can you not be excited?
33. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea if the Infuse had a dual core processor running 2.3 with touchwiz 4.0 I would shell out the 350 dollars and say good bye verizon.
34. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm gonna be honest with you guys..after looking at the Etna and this side by side i like some design decisions they made with the Etna more than on the new Bionic. o:
35. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I am really going to have to save up for this thing. I fear a $350 two year contract pricing on this phone. I only say that because 300 for the Droid Charge and look at the specs of this monster.
37. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the Charge was probably $300 mostly due to the fact that it came with a 32GB micro SD card which is easily over $50. the Bionic will probably stay in the $250-$300 price range.
38. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I am guessing that this monster will come with a 32GB memory card too. Hopefully it won't be any higher than 300, though I will have to pay full retail price anyway, which I am willing to do lol
39. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
yeah, that's probably gonna be the case with me too.
40. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I don't mind because having a dual core 4.5 inch qhd lte monster of a phone is future proof.
53. nb2six (Posts: 298; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
You wont see this over the $300 mark. The only reason the Charge was so highly priced was because samsung smartphones on VZW are always ridiculously high because the initial cost of a Sammy device is pretty steep for the distributor. Moto has always been good with their pricing to VZW so I see it staying under that mark.
58. Droidlova (unregistered)
I guess you havent look at the price for the Moto Xoom. I want that piece but wouldnt pay that price. Even $399 would have probably done it.
I could only imagine if they came out with a $199 tag. That thing would explote out the stores. Now a $350-$399 would point to verizon wanting to keep its LTE network intact. A $249-299 would put a hurt on the other 3 LTE devices already out. I would guess my #1 choice is probably right.
59. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
or it could be the reason i said because it doesn't sound like an explanation made by a Motorola fan boy?
42. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)
Wow! A helicopter view looks nice with a new Motoblur!
51. WDBJ (unregistered)
I hope i this comes out soon so i dont have to put this on my Christmas List!! My D1 is running Liquid Gingy, which is flawless but geeeezzz this phone is awesome!!
52. Krb686 (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)
Ready for a surprise! Ready for a surprise! Uhh...oh...oh wait...it looks just like everyone of the other 6 million smartphones coming out this summer....wow
57. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Of course every touch screen phone looks alike there's not much that can be done about it. I could care less how it looks, I care about the specs and how well it runs.
54. GPFboyJS (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
4.5 is too large!!! Was looking forward to the phone but will have to pass if it is actually that large. 4.3 was as large as I would have considered.
55. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
you arent getting the phone now because the screen is .2 inches larger? Why don't you actually hold the phone in your hand before you decide you don't want it anymore.
56. chsiao (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 May 2011)
I agree with RORYREVOLUTION. Wait until it is release and try out the phone in the verizon wireless retail store.
60. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
No clearly this is the targa... it was also supposed to a full 5 line qwerty keyboard. Notice the top bottom familiar slide frame like the original droid. The only thing I'm bummed about is the loss of the physical home keys. It looks like they went to 'touch' on those... anyone know the mgpix on the front camera?
63. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
whoa you are so confused guy! this looks nothing like the Targa which means there's something else in store for it (Droid X3 anyone?) and the 5-row sliding QWERTY you're thinking about belongs to the Droid 3 code named the "Solana" internally but it's days of being referred to as the Solana are probably through as the Droid 3 will likely launch sometime this month. no one knows the specs except for what is clearly visible in the pictures.
64. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
for all we know the Targa as we've seen it before may have just been a mock up...
65. Jake (unregistered)
When you go to Motorola website and look for accessory, you must select for which phone....and there it is: BIONIC...I guess the time of the release is nearing fast! Can't wait!!!
66. chsiao (Posts: 10; Member since: 31 May 2011)
It says somewhere in this article that the motorola bionic might come out in the late of june or early july. Here's the link for ithttp://nokiandroid.mobi/androi
67. mike (unregistered)
supposedly its going to have Netflix on it too! i saw it onwww.verizonbionic.com !
69. MpowerSkills (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Feb 2011)
The pictures that they originally showed of the Targa looked sweet, now the pictures of the Bionic/Targa just look like the Bionic looked before they cancelled it.
70. skunkmilk (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Oct 2008)
i dont get it if you dont like 4.5 dont buy it i hope when its over its 5 inches and you still dont buy it my wife got the thunderbolt i didnt like the menu button being second so i didnt get it i didnt piss and moan they dont make those 2X3 phones anymore because people stoped buying they will goto 12 inches if people buy them