Quad-core Motorola Atrix 3 concept sounds too good with 3300mAh battery, HD screen and 2GB of RAM

Quad-core Motorola Atrix 3 concept sounds too good with 3300mAh battery, HD screen and 2GB of RAM
Purported image of a Motorola Atrix 3 is making the rounds in the blogosphere now, but it was actually sent as a wishful thinking piece to a concept phone website at first. 

Still, the listed specs are worth being entertained and discussed, as the thin Atrix 3 is listed with a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the mighty 2GB of RAM, HD display and 10MP camera with dual LED flash. Above all, with 3300mAh battery, like the RAZR MAXX marathon runner.

This dreamy Atrix 3 is actually not that far-fetched since Motorola already has two phones for China Mobile with HD displays - one with Super AMOLED Advanced and one with IPS-LCD, not to mention that one of them, the Motorola MT917, has a 13MP camera with dual flash on the back.

Tegra 3 is also not that surprising, considering that both LG and HTC are hopping on the quad-core bandwagon with precisely this chip for their next flagships. Android ICS has TI's OMAP CPU family as a poster child, but it's not a requirement for running Android 4.0, of course. The 2GB of RAM is a stretch, but if Motorola is willing, it can certainly go with all guns blazing.

What bugs us in this Atrix 3 concept is the 3300mAh battery - the specific design of the RAZR allowed for a very flat and thin non-replaceable battery in order to fit in one of the slimmest Android bodies around, and the 3300mAh added only a little to the thickness of the RAZR MAXX thanks to this design marvel as well. 

Now an Atrix 3 like that should obviously be thin as well, but it has to follow the RAZR's design paradigm in order to fit a 3300mAh juicer inside this concept here, so we'll see what the future holds, hopefully Motorola will be announcing its next steps at the MWC in a few days. What do you think, would you like to see such a monster phone from Motorola like this here Atrix 3 concept land in the US for the summer?

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51 Comments

51. The_Innovation

Posts: 649; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

If you add Jelly Bean to this, who knows what can happen? Anti gravity effects, parallel universe portals, you name it...

49. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

If this happens to be true, then wow. I think it could be possible that Motorola is trying to be the standard when it comes to battery life which means that all other offerings will also need to step it up. That means better battery life across the board for everyone.

48. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Whats the screen size????? If its 4.5- 4.7 inches....I mite jizz my pants.....lol

44. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Personally this is great I look forward to the future that will have LARGE STOCK BATTERIES. But seriously Moto these specs look great but motoblur and locked bootloader spells NOPE in my world. For me it's the Galaxy Nexus ONLY and trust me the NEXT NEXUS will BLOW THIS AWAY....

47. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

By that time the next Moto, Samsung or HTC will blow away that Nexus..... And the cycle continues....

43. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Damn, I'm not a motorola fan, but if this one is true I will have to do some serious thinking about what will be my next phone...I just hope the screen will not be PenTile, that's a dealbreaker for me i love 3 subpixels in every pixel :D...and i could not agree more with all of you here saying that phone manufacturer's shouldn't compromise battery capacity just to make thiner phones, I personaly have nothing against 11-12mm thick phones if the battery is going to be 3000mAh++

39. torr310

Posts: 1737; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Update to a better camera with Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)? Come on, you can do it!

38. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

SMH.....Quadcore processors sound nice and all but if Android isnt optimized for dual core at the least, its a waste......On Windows phone, if hardware was EXACTLY the same and if the ONLY difference was software, the windows phone would be more battery efficient and this is a proven fact. im an android guy but ive recenetly turned off android a lil bit bcuz i think all these specs are kinda like propaganda to get phone nerds like us to spend money. Example: the box of the Motorola Ghost (i made it up) would say a Quad core Tegra 4 processor @ 2GhZ , 2GB of RAM, 2000mAh battery thats .3mm thick but software is only optimized to utilize only 1 core and the battery still sucks whereas Windows phone, Black berry, or even Iphone had these specs, they wouldnt have as many problems as we do with battery or bugs. Fragmentation doesnt make it no better because it makes the app market suck for us. thats why some of the good games like fruit ninja havent been updated in a year because theres too many versions to dev for. Android has to do better mann... for the avg joe, they dont care about of that stuff and thats what the manufactures look at. The average joe basically looks for stability, and battery life. Phone nerds may have a presence but ultimately, the avg joes is the crowd that pay their bills...

36. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

What a monster phone, I still don't get the complaints. One complains that something is wrong with a "thin" phone, do you have arthritis or something which prevents you from holding a thin phone? Then comes the blatant lie about Motorola's upgrading of phones...right must be lost as Motorola flagship phones are usually quicker to get updated than any other OEM phone. Moto needs to make extensive use of that super thing giant 3300mAh battery, and also they need to do some serious shopping for an ace camera sensor. I would prefer it be 8mpx but have excellent sensor that has superior low light ability and reproduces excellent images in daylight. Coupled with a serious cpu and ICS Motorola could start a new line of Razr edge quality phones...I'm going to patent that tag line :).

46. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I would put HTC as king of the upgrade hill

35. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Thank God other companies are not trying to see samsung win this mobile war. I can't stand them with their horrible style of updating phones *looks at samsung infuse* I hope motorola does launch this monster of a phone which hopefully steals the galaxy s3's thunder before either even comes out.

37. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

moto has an abysmal update record as well. they all do. if you dont own a flagship device from any company, dont hold your breath on updates.

50. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yeah if we talk about your beloved Samsung. Sony Xperia mini, Neo, Active - will all get ICS

34. Yankchef

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

One of the biggest gripes I have had with high end motorola offerings is the camera quality. I mean honestly motorola hasnt made a camera that is superior to the iphone 4 that came out almost two years ago at this point... it seems as though they are targeting this issue along with obviously the battery issue, having an exceptional camera and battery life and then something to compete with samsung's exynos line of chips and we are talking unstoppable stuff here

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

If there is any truth to this rumor, then moto might be at the start of a banner year. The only thing that I would hope on that would be for moto to make it a stock phone with no blur and promise super quick updates like a nexus style device. Regardless, I hope we start seeing batteries like that as more of a norm instead of a novelty.

29. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

This is going to be a dream phone that everyone is going to want. With or without a locked bootloader, but preferrably unlocked. With Motorola owned by Google, things will change.

27. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i dont care how crazy this phone is, if it has a locked bootloader i aint interested...especially with motorola's update record and crappy software.

26. Carlitos

Posts: 706; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I FEEL SO IRONIC! I WAS JUST THINKING FOR THE FEW DAYS ABOUT THE ATRIX 3 AND WHAT IT WILL BRING! But they need ti bring the Fingerprints Scanner back. I love money on my OG Atrix.

24. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well s**t, if something like this were actually made by Motorola this year, it would be awesome.

22. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

DO f**kING WANT!!!!!! *creams pants*

21. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Great. Another Gingerbread phone with a locked bootloader and crappy pentile display. Go Motorola. Keep selling crappy phones to the mindless droid masses.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh, you idiot. This is a concept phone by a random person, much like all the dream iPhones we see. Did you even read the damn article?

28. SleepingOz unregistered

This is still actually better than your crappy iphone with mostly everything locked on it. No memory card slot, no usb port, no file transfer via bluetooth, tiny uncomfortable screen, multithreading instead of real-time multasking, no customization.. You need more?

32. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

more.. give me more!!!

42. SleepingOz unregistered

20. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

why does it have to follow the razr maxx design style to achieve a large battery,am sure moto could have easily found other ways to have a large battery in different designs.

19. TimTebow

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

who cares about thin, rather have a bigger battery than 2mm...

18. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You ever ask yourself what's the 2GB RAM for?

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

to make sure the phone never ever lags again. you need more ram when the resolution of the phone goes up. it also leaves room for more in depth apps and games. Its the exact same reason you dont see people running windows 7 computers with 256mb of ram, which used to be huge.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Samsung galaxy s3 will have a run for it's money against this one. Big battery is the next big thing of smartphone world!

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