By Stephen Schenck | August 2, 2011 4:33 PM
Sooner or later (ETA September) the re-imagined Motorola Droid Bionic will bring its LTE goodness to Verizon. While we’ve had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the smartphone’s hardware, there have been other specs (like the screen size) where we’d heard conflicting information. We may now finally be able to set the record straight, with what looks like nearly complete specs for the new Bionic.
The information comes straight from Motorola’s developer site, so you can trust that they’re legit, but there is one small cause for concern: these figures are listed for the Droid Bionic XT865. While the name has stuck, Motorola dropped that model number when redesigning the Bionic. That said, these figures do appear to represent the final Bionic, so that label may just be a hold-over.
According to Motorola, there will be no 4.5-inch display on the Bionic, but a 4.3-inch qHD screen instead. Largely, the Bionic will mirror the capabilities of the Photon 4G. The Bionic has a slightly newer version of Android than the Photon, and obviously uses LTE instead of WiMAX for high-speed data. Camera capabilities are nearly the same, but the Bionic will pull off 1080p video recording, while the Photon tops-out at 720p.
The major difference between the phones is the processor, with the Bionic rocking a TI OMAP4430 vs. the Photon’s Tegra 2. All things considered, the Bionic looks like it may have a slight leg up over the Photon. For a full comparison of the specs of the Photon, Bionic, and Droid 3, check out the source link below.