[Leak] RAZR-like Motorola DROID 4 pictures appear

The DROID keyboarded series has been one of the most popular Android phones, but the DROID 3 hasn’t wowed us enough, mostly because it lacks 4G LTE. Personally, I have always loved the Motorola slide-out QWERTY devices, but with 4.5-inch phones that are less than 9mm thick, it is hard to go back.

The DROID 4 could be what the doctor ordered because it looks to have the same styling as the DROID RAZR along with 4G LTE. We all know the RAZR’s top feature is that it’s only 7.1mm thick. No world on what the DROID 4 will come in at, but if this beast comes in close to 9mm, this could be as popular as the original DROID.

We don’t info of the processor or RAM, but expect at least a 1.2GHz dual-core along with 1GB of RAM. As to when we will see it, I know the keyboarded DROIDs usually drop in the summer, but something tells me that this will come out sooner rather than later because it’s running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread and the DROID 3 doesn’t seem to be impressing anyone.

Expected specs include:

  • 4″ screen (assuming Super AMOLED Advanced)
  • Full 5-row “illuminated” keyboard
  • RAZR styling
  • 4G LTE
  • Non-removable battery
  • Android 2.3.5
  • 1080p video recording (assuming 8MP)
  • Front camera
  • HDMI out
  • MotoACTV syncing

So who’s going to cancel their pre-order of the DROID RAZR for this beast?

[via droid-life]

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • http://www.amazeline.com/ Colleen Russell

    I’m into big screens but this one, I have to say, is quite bulky. Besides, based on experience, phones that you can flip the keypad open aren’t really good. The FLEX is usually damaged. I used to have a Motorola phone once, though.

  • Mark

    Is it safe to assume that this won’t be a global phone?

  • Nich

    droid 2 owner here with 12 months left on a contract . as fast as these phones come out i will be looking at the droid 5 by the time i am ready for a new phone .

    – 4 inch screen seems the right size to me
    – 5 row keyboard awesome . the 4 row switching to numbers is annoying
    – LTE is a must now
    – HDMI is a must now . i really think we should be able to use usb/bluetooth game controllers and attach the phone to our TVs . replacing game consoles .
    – front facing camera is a must now . didn’t have the option on any phones when i got mine . and skype was not available on android then either .

    – android 2.3.5 ?? not 4.0 ?
    – non removable battery ? they should change that . i have had to pull the battery at least 5 times from a new app locking the phone and power button .

    – hardware buttons . thought those where going away for onscreen buttons . i have no preference on this yet

    hope they keep the droid keyboard phones coming for when i am ready to buy


  • brutusf

    I just purchased the Droid 3 after the iPhone 4s debacle. I would honestly be pissed if they came out with this anytime soon. I didn’t purchase the iPhone 4s because of no 4G. So, I opted for the Droid 3 with 3G, figuring there wouldn’t be a Droid 4 (or other slider with 4G) until next year. This would officially suck! Except for those that can upgrade when this comes out. It looks TOTALLY awesome!

  • Spike

    If this is global and runs ICS I will be all over it! Need a physical QWERTY and I loved my Milestone 1+2m they just need to be a little bit better.