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.
I would pay good money for another droid with physical keyboard. Common Verizon!
I agree with some of the comments on the much anticipated Droid 5. I own a Droid 4. and I used it primarily for business
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