By Stephen Schenck | December 22, 2011 3:41 AM
It’s been just about a month since we saw the first sign of the next iteration in Motorola’s Droid lineup. The Droid 4, supposedly going under the code name Maserati, revealed itself via some EXIF data in a photo it had snapped. That clued us in to the phone being in development, but we had yet to get a look at the phone itself or learn anything about its hardware specs. Today we can finally check out what Motorola has planned for the Droid 4, thanks to the arrival of the first pictures of the phone itself, along with a collection of rumored specs.
Like the Droids before it, the Droid 4 will be a QWERTY slider, once again with a five-row keyboard; the layout is basically unchanged since the Droid 3. We can also see that Motorola’s sticking with the beveled look it’s been so into lately, this time more closely resembling the RAZR than the Photon 4G.
Rumored specs for the Droid 4 include the presence of a four-inch screen (no word on resolution), an LTE-capable cellular modem, and HDMI-out. We may be looking at an eight-megapixel rear camera, and there will be a front-facer of indeterminate resolution. There’s only been speculation towards the choice of processor, without the source offering any hard numbers. Expect the smartphone to arrive running Android 2.3.5; no word on specific plans for its release, but Droid-life seems spot-on in its judgment that this Droid looks pretty much ready-to-go.