Motorola DROID 4 appears...with LTE support

Motorola DROID 4 appears...with LTE support
With the Motorola DROID 3 just a few months old, it seems too early to even think about the Motorola DROID 4. But sure enough, Droid-Life obtained some pictures of the next version of Motorola's DROID series. This time, the device is said to feature LTE support and a 4" Super AMOLED screen (probably Super AMOLED Advanced, such as the one in the DROID RAZR).

Also, the Motorola DROID 4 will have a non-removable battery, unlike what we heard from a source earlier, and MotoACTV syncing. The rest of the specs seem familiar such as the 5 row QWERTY keyboard, 1080p video capture, back and front-facing cameras, HDMI out. The version of Android installed is a little more current at 2.3.5. Think Motorola DROID RAZR with a QWERTY.

It is way too early to think about pricing ($299.99 with a 2-year pact, perhaps?) or a launch date. Just know that the Motorola DROID 4 is on its way, carrying 4G connectivity and keeping alive the famous name that started the current bout of Androidmania about 2 years ago.

source: DroidLife

The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE

The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE


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DROID 4
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh(12.50h talk time)

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78 Comments

1. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

Honestly.. If the specs are close to the razr/nexus then I'd take this phone over any. I miss QWERTY keyboards and I honestly think that soft keyboards are annoying. It'd be nice to have a higher end slide out phone. The only thing that saddens me is no ICS.

10. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

No ICS = instantly obsolete. Would you buy a new PC running Windows Vista?

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if it was a ridiculously high-spec'd one that's guaranteed to get Windows 7 and possibly 8 then maybe. ;P

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

guys.. how can this phone be shown with ICS on it right now when ICS ISNT EVEN OUT YET!!!!!???!?!?! lol patience padawan.

33. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

People just don't get this whole "when the update releases, your phone will have it" thing. SMH.

44. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

ICS is different. Having a phone that has the update isnt the same as having a phone designed for it, thats what you dont get. ICS's strong point is that it is supposed to be optimized with the hardware, like iOS. If you're upgrading, you not only have two sets of Navigation buttons (mildly annoying but not a deal breaker) but you're phone isn't completely optimized as it would be if the phone was built for ics

45. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I remember hearing that ICS will be able to use the regular capacitive buttons. I mean why not? It's not that much different. And it would be goofy to have two sets of buttons. There's not reason for it to be incompatibale. And it should run fine as the phone MADE for is has the same freaking specs. And comparing it to Vista and 7 is a bad comparison. Besides, Gingerbread is more like Windows 7, and WIndows 8 is more like ICS. They both have all new uis and are redesigned but will run fine on old hardware ;)

37. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

It wouldn't make any sense to release an ICS phone when the Galaxy Nexus(the first ICS phone isn't even out yet.) One of the biggest selling points for the Nexus is it's ICS upgrade.

41. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

the galaxy nexus is shown with ICS and it isnt out yet either,lol

43. TGreg104

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

Google owns Motorola so therefore I expect them, especially with phones that are releasing after ICS, to be the first company to release phones with ICS besides the Nexus.

60. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

It's out, just not to the public. Just like this phone isn't out to the public, but it has ICS.

38. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

What a horrible comparison. First of all Vista was one of the worst operating systems ever made. People begged for XP and wouldn't buy any computer running Vista. So your point is invalid as people would perfer the downgrade of XP. Secondly, there's nothing wrong with Gingerbread and because Motorola uses the same processor as the GN, it will most likely be upgraded to ICS later this coming year anyway.

76. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

If any three phones are made for ICS, it's the Droid 3/Bionic/Razr triplets. OMAP4 is the reference processor for ICS, so it should be an easy port. Blur is the only reason I'm concerned about the upgrade. I know it's not as bad as it used to be, but with Google buying Moto, they should defer to the stock interface starting with ICS.

15. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Razr is getting ics pretty early in 2012 i bet this would get it too.. i mean it has the ablility to run it. i really dont think they will let it suffer with the older stuff for very long.

47. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

the report is Q1, 2012. time will only tell if it is on time. i expect the 'droid' line to be a 2nd tier line of phones that offer the qwerty to the niche market that still wants it. this phone will be the razr, with slightly smaller screen and not rugged and probably released and upgraded a bit behind the razr as well. i dont understand why anyone would want this phone, unless you really want a qwerty, which i dont entirely understand either.

54. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they'll use the same building process and materials to make this phone as the Razr so they can keep it super thin. you won't miss anything on this phone. the Droids in the original series have always been able to stand up with the big boys. i love my QWERTY so you can bet i'll wait for this one. ;P

73. choupino

Posts: 69; Member since: May 28, 2011

vantenkiest what the hell are you talkling about??? Did you really just say "i really dont think they will let it suffer with the older stuff for very long."??? "SUFFER" really??? Do you honestly think that devices that are running GingerBread are actually suffering? Most devices haven't had it for a year and you're already considering it obsolete? Slow your roll

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh wow, the chin is gone. that's crazyyyy! xD this will be my next phone. (: hopefully the Droid Loyalty program will have something in store for Droid 3 owners to be able to get this more easily. also notice how there's no symbols on the letter keys? i believe that this keyboard illuminates the symbols when you press the shift key.

6. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

whats the Droid Loyalty program?

8. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

What Droid Loyalty program? I went from the OG to the DX to the DX2 and never heard of it. You have to have a lot of loyalty to suffer to degradation of the Droids into mediocrity. After the DX2's pentile screen and buggy GB release I gave up on Moto Droids.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

21. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

kingkurogiii why do you tease me such :(((

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh so sorry. xD i need my optimism to make it in today's world of awesome phones coming out every other month.

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

After one phone you give up? Complain much? One of those people who like to complain without much of a basis. Like there are no pros to having a Motorola built handset...You are full of garbage you know that. Which droids are mediocre aside from the Charge which was the lowest I have ever seen from a Droid branded phone. Surely you talk too much and think a lot less!

29. snowgator

Posts: 3616; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Insult much? Buddy, just disagree with him.

69. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Actually no, i can pull out a lot more if you'd like :)

26. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Lol that infamous chin baffled me from day 1. Lol like why do they keep adding this to the phone. It does nothing as far as its looks.

28. snowgator

Posts: 3616; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

The Chin was certainly out of respect for Bruce Campbell......

32. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I kinda liked the chin on my D1... gave me something to hold on to that wouldn't move if I slid open the keyboard... kinda nice imo but I also see why people don't like it.

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i liked all my chins! i especially like it on the Droid 3. it really sets it apart and besides it's a characteristic feature of the first major Android device. the chin is an honor. o:

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