Motorola ATRIX 2 Coming with 8-MP Cam, Dual-core CPU, No LTE

by: Dave FerilSeptember 22, 2011
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When curious owners tinkered with the Webtop files for the Motorola DROID Bionic, they unearthed a curious name of a yet-unknown Motorola handset–the Motorola Edison. It turns out that this name is just an internal codename for the Motorola ATRIX 2 whose delicious-looking images showed up late in July this year.

Boy Genius Report (BGR), which was given the new leaked images, reports that the new handset will be a bumped up version of the earlier Motorola ATRIX 4G on AT&T.

Unfortunately, BGR’s source mentioned that the Motorola ATRIX 2 (MB865) will not be LTE-capable.

The photos that BGR acquired exactly looked alike to the ones in our July story about the Motorola ATRIX 2, except for the presence of the AT&T logo stamped at the bottom of the device (in the most recent photos from BGR).

The photos clearly show an 8-megapixel primary camera capable of 1080p HD video capture. The original Motorola ATRIX 4G only had a 5-megapixel shooter.

If rumors are true, the new ATRIX ought to have a better processor, too–a dual-core chip running anywhere between 1.2 GHz and 1.5 GHz. BGR’s source has not mentioned the chip’s make or model.

Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread will be the Motorola ATRIX 2’s operating system. Earlier rumors say it will come with a 1,220-mAh battery pack.

No final word about the launch or release date for the Motorola ATRIX 2 has been mentioned, although this handset may be coming really soon since it has been spotted lately coursing through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its regulatory tests and approval. It won’t be insane to expect this device before Christmas, probably around Thanksgiving.

Would you get this updated Motorola ATRIX when it arrives? Or would you prefer an LTE-capable handset on AT&T?

Image credit: Boy Genius Report

  • Cyrus

    I love my Atrix, but an update in less than a year is pretty terrible, especially when it has features the original Atrix should have had. Given that the spec increase is so slight, I’d love to see these pushed out to current Atrix owners with significant subsidies. I’d just like to have the better camera, because the Atrix 1’s camera IS rather terrible.

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