By Evan Blass | March 14, 2011 9:42 AM
New evidence suggests that Verizon’s upcoming Motorola Droid X2 (or X-squared) will indeed sport a 540 x 960 qHD display, which would contradict separate reports from Engadget that paint the device as a minor (or even more minor) refresh with WVGA resolution. This evidence comes in the form of photographs taken by an individual testing the X2 and uploading the images to a popular photo-sharing site.
Specifically, this person seems to have taken a picture of his or her own screen displaying what appears to be a screenshot of a Motorola handset running Android 2.3 Gingerbread (uncropped image, bottom). If we look closely at the Firefox title bar, we can see the very beginning of the PNG file’s resolution: 54; since Firefox’s default image naming convention ends in (file type, width x height), there’s a pretty good chance that this screenshot is 540 x 960.
One could argue that the screencap represents the other known high-resolution Motorola phones, Atrix 4G or Droid Bionic. Well besides the fact that testers tend to keep material related to the device currently being tested open on their screens, on this occasion the person happened to upload another photograph of his or her monitor taken just a minute before — and this screen references both the problem being depicted in the original screenshot as well as the word Daytona, widely thought to be the codename for the Droid X2.
Certainly, this is far from confirmation that the X2 will be more than a small hardware upgrade — or even downgrade, as Sam’s Club confusingly communicated — but it seemed like a solid enough clue to pass along. One thing we can say with some certainty is that an eight-megapixel camera phone going by the name Motorola Droid X2 has been taking quite a lot of pictures lately, enough to make us believe that the sequel, at the very least, is a fundamentally brand new piece of hardware.