Motorola Droid 3 specs leak


Motorola’s Droid really kicked off the mass adoption of Android. Well, it’s been two years since then and Motorola’s keyboarded phone is about to get its first actual overhaul. AndroidCentral got its hands on the full spec sheet for the Droid 3 and it looks, well, impressive.

According to the chart, which we’ve included below, the next Droid will run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), have a 1GHz dual-core processor, and have a 960×540 (qHD) screen that stretches 4-inches, which is a bit larger than the last two Droids. Unfortunately the phone won’t be 4G, but in its place Motorola has included a GSM SIM, enabling the device to be used in overseas and in Europe, which mostly use GSM technology–Verizon runs on a technology called CDMA.

The camera and keyboard situations look decent as well. The new phone has a front camera and 8MP rear camera capable of capturing 1080p video, which is better than the 720 most phones and tablets have been getting. The keyboard will have five rows this time around with a dedicated row of numbers. This is fantastic for those who like to type quickly.

On a bittersweet note, the phone looks to have 16GB of internal flash storage, with a catch: there’s no MicroSD card slot. 16GB is more internal memory than most smartphones on the market, but if you’re heavy into downloading media, it may not be enough for you in the long run.

It’s estimated that the Droid 3 will hit Verizon shelves sometime in July.


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