Motorola DROID 5 with hardware QWERTY, 4.3" 720p screen leaks
QWERTY-packing smartphones may be in for a bit of a revival as photos of the Motorola DROID 5 leaked along with some specs. In the photos, the DROID 5 is next to the Motorola Photon Q and the leaked specs make it out to be a small upgrade over the old phone.
The screen of the DROID 5 is clearly the same size as the 4.3" screen of its predecessor, with rumors promising a resolution update to 720p (342ppi). That's the same as the DROID Mini screen.
Then there's the characteristic slide-out QWERTY keyboard with 5 rows of buttons. The phone is reportedly powered by a Snapdragon MSM8960 chipset (dual-core Krait, 1GB RAM, Adreno 225), the same chipset as the Photon Q but a nice upgrade over the DROID 4.
There are a few new features like NFC and wireless charging (the coil for which can be seen in one of the photos). The Motorola DROID 5 will have 16GB of built-in storage and a microSD card slot.
If the rumors pan out, Moto's next phone to be announced might not cause as much excitement as the Moto X. Then again, the return of hardware QWERTY might be just enough to do the trick.
What always surprised me is how numbers-oriented this marketplace has become. Do you really care, if it's only a dual-core and not a quad? The mere presence of hardware qwerty on the unit positions it for business sector, so one would think that th...
- 2014-01-15 18:48
i always prefer the physical qwerty board. but with this supposedly updated may make me change to a non physical keyboard. please motorola, get off your toosh and make an appropriate upgrade.
- 2013-11-25 21:12
Seriously...they need to get with the times. No quad-core cpu? No 2GB RAM? The Droid 4 had 2012-current specs (1.2 GHz dual-core cpu + 1GB RAM). How can they possibly expect a phone to survive in 2014 with 2-year-old specs?
- 2013-11-08 23:27