Images of the Droid 4 leaked with LTE & Super AMOLED – What the Droid 3 Should Have Been?

by: Brandon SobottaOctober 28, 2011

It seems to be a common theme of Motorola as of recently, that when a new phone is being launched, leaks of a future phone find their way to the public. It happened when the Bionic was about to be released; the Bionic was pictured with the soon to be released Droid RAZR. Now that the RAZR is about to be released, images of the Droid 4 have been leaked to the good folks over at Droid-Life. The Droid 3 was criticized by enthusiasts for its pentile screen, lack of 4G, locked bootloader, and its “limited” 512MB Ram (1GB seems to be the standard for dual core phones). Motorola seems to have fixed most of these issues with the Droid 4, assuming that the new screen is not pentile, and it comes with 1 GB of RAM. All specs have not been released as of yet ,and educated guesses are the best that we can provide at the moment. Still, it looks pretty awesome right?

What we know so far:
  • 4G LTE
  • 4-inch display (which looks to be Super AMOLED Advanced)
  • Five-row illuminated keyboard
  • RAZR syling, with curved edges
  • Non-removable battery
  • Android 2.3.5
  • 1080p video capture
  • HDMI Out
  • MotoACTV sync
While Motorola fixed some of the issues that users had with the Droid 3, new issues seem to have been introduced; the most noticeable of which is the non-removable battery. He who giveth, taketh away, I supppose. The battery of the Droid 4 is not removable, which can be a problem if the battery currently in the phone goes bad or if you want to upgrade to an extended life battery. I like the new Droid 4, but too many people (myself included) think it is the phone the Droid 3 should have been.

Still, with 4G LTE connectivity, a Super AMOLED display, an illuminated keyboard, and minor aesthetic improvements, this is looking to be the new king of Qwerty’s, folks. How about you? Did you purchase the Droid 3? Is there a future for QWERTY devices? Where’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.3 inch Megaphone with QWERTY keyboard? Bring it on!

Via Droid Life

  • Matt

    Nonremovable battery = epic fail I am a power user ( streaming, surfing, video posting, etc.) I swap my battery at least once a day.

    • Brandon Sobotta

      It seems generally people like yourself who generally do such think prefer having thinner phones without keyboards. It seems that Motorola maybe aiming at more of a business class with their QWERTY phones? Either way with the lack of a removable battery in the RAZR and in the Droid 4, I sure hope that this isn’t the path they are heading.

  • Blackicicle

    i have 3 batteries for my g2x. I cannot use this phone, even if i wanted to. simple fact.