Leaked images of the Motorola DROID BIONIC show a subtle redesign and more

Leaked images of the Motorola DROID BIONIC show a subtle redesign and more
There is no arguing that Verizon customers are surely getting their fill of LTE right now, especially after seeing three consecutive Android enabled 4G LTE devices, but we’re sure there are some who are still curious about Motorola’s offering. The Motorola DROID BIONIC is undoubtedly running on a different course than what was initially expected, but now the latest set of leaked images show off a subtle redesign and more.

Meticulously looking at the handset, one can see that it’s sporting a new redesigned chassis that’s modified versus the one we all first spotted back at CES. Additionally, we now see it flaunting a sizable 8-megapixel auto-focus camera that’s coming along with full 1080p video recording. Not stopping there, the leak even shows us the presence of the new version of MOTOBLUR and a new dock connector as well, which allows it to dock with Motorola’s laptop dock.

Obviously, it’s definitely nice seeing the Motorola DROID BIONIC still in the loop after all this time, but we’re eager to know when it’ll actually come to fruition. Then again, maybe we might have to wait a little bit to give Big Red’s other recently launched 4G LTE devices some time to soak in the sun.

source: MobileGearz via Android Central

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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)

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49 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well there it is. it doesn't look quite ready enough for prime time yet and surprisingly this is not the "Targa" o:

48. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

well it certainly doesnt look special... and does it have a 4.3, cause that doesnt look big enough...

49. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

evidently it's 4.5" ;P

50. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

kinda shocking... haha

2. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

no GSM no thanks...

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

LTE is GSM technology.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Not quite. It is.. but it isnt. It is a GSM "upgrade" technology but it does not use GSM tech. If it were a true GSM technology, VZW wouldnt be able to be using it as it wouldnt be compatable with their network.

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'm aware of that remixfa, get off my jock man.Verizon still uses CDMA for it 3G network but 4G LTE is still GSM, that's all i'm saying.

30. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Verizon is Using CDMA for Voice, later on VoLTE(Voice over LTE) for Voice, making Verizon a GSM/CDMA operator but not right now (until the LG Revo. is released). Also EVDO rev A (CDMA) for 3G Data but LTE(GSM) for 4G Data. There stop b_tching :)

31. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well the LG Revolution is already out and i was just at a store the other day and i asked if it did actually launch with VoLTE and they said it's not present on any of the 4G phones at this time.

41. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

They are still working out the hand off kinks between LTE and CDMA.. Its not going so well from what I understand, so It might be a ways off. And trust me, i have no interest in underdeveloped jock. :)

43. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

um, evidently you do?

45. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

actually you are wrong here in Minnesota they run both a gsm and a cdma network. the GSM is left over from the Alltel merger and covers most of the rural part of the state. they can operate both no problem. Now that does not mean that my cdma phone will roam onto the GSM svc because you are correct they are not compatible just like am and fm

4. OGDroid

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Can't wait to get this one whenever and however it is finally released. My original Droid has just about had it!

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Huh. So the Targa is still on the table. FAYI, Motorola has repeatedly announced that the BIONIC is still on track for a summer release, so this could happen as early as next month.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait a minute...is it just me, or does the bottom of the "BIONIC" in this picture look like the phone has two parts/is a slider? I think this is just the Droid 3.

8. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

i was thinking the same thing. if it's just a cutout lip at the bottom that really makes no sense lol

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i really doubt that. it probably just has some chin action going on. the Droid 3 won't have LTE.

10. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

That is very possible otherwise it could be just a lip at the bottom like the HTC Thunderbolt has.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its just the bottom bezel for the screen. why they didnt just make the whole face a screen, i dunno.. maybe so it doesnt look like a large galaxyS phone?

23. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

um, why wouldn't they have an aesthetically differentiating feature on the phone? the screen is still 4.3" the rest of the face is only a matter of taste.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

because its uuugly.. lol

44. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

says you..

7. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

yep definitely not the targa it was assumed to be. 8mp on the rear vs. the 13mp first rumored however, that doesn't even matter since the lens tech isn't fully up to par to take advantage of the extra mp yet. Looking forward to owning this as soon as it comes out.

11. LuisE24

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

I think this phone is going to have 4 inches instead of 4.3 inches. >=( Why Verizon? Why? Because you want the people who like big screens to buy the Droid X2? Verizon, I don't like the Droid X2 because It don't have front facing camera and also it don't have at least 768MB RAM. I prefer something better.

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

nooooo, pretty sure this is still 4.3". the Droid 3 is 4.0".

14. LuisE24

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

How? The capacitive buttons gets bigger?

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the whole phone is different. they've probably just been moved down to lower positions than they were on the Etna.

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, if it has a 4 inch screen it's because 4 inches is a great balance between great screen size and usability by those who don't have monster hands.

15. LuisE24

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

I see, that's good especially for girls, but not for people who like big screens.

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