Motorola has just announced its latest 4G LTE sporting phone for Verizon’s network, the Droid 4. The handset might come as a surprise to many since the Droid 3 has been available for hardly 7 months now.
The Droid 4 is based on the RAZR’s chassis, along with a five-row QWERTY keyboard. Motorola is dubbing the Droid 4 as the thinnest QWERTY packing 4G LTE compatible handset in the market right now.
Other than the thinness and the support for 4G LTE network, the Droid 4 shares similar internals to the Droid 3. The handset packs in a 4-inch qHD (640×960) display, a 1.2Ghz dual-core OMAP processor with PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. All the other usual features like Wi-Fi, HDMI out, GPS, Bluetooth and sensors are also present.
At the back of the Droid 4 is an 8MP camera aided by an LED flash, which is capable of recording videos in 1080p HD resolution. The 1.3MP front-facing camera is also capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. The Droid 4 will run on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread out of the box with a new version of MotoBLUR, which is nothing short of disappointing. Motorola should have launched the Droid 4 with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board, and not Gingerbread.
The Droid 4 is barely an update over Droid 3, and adds to the list of ‘less quality and more quantity’ handsets from Motorola. Looks like Motorola already forgot their promise of releasing fewer phones in 2012.
The Droid 4 will be available from Feb. 10th in all the retail Verizon stores for $199.99 on a two-year contract.