Motorola Droid 3 Specs and Release date confirmed

Motorola Droid 3 Specs and Release date confirmed

Specs of the Motorola Droid 3 have leaked before in the past. The guys over at TechnoBuffalo have been informed by a reliable tipster of several new features on the Droid 3.

While there has been speculation of a 4-inch qHD screen on the Droid 3, our tipster has now confirmed it. The keyboard has been modified as first seen in the leaked photo shown from (Howard Forums), but we now know for sure that a fifth row of keys has been added, finally bringing those dedicated number buttons that people have been looking for.

The last leak brought us details of the phone’s display size and its front facing camera. The latest leak practically confirms that prior information — of how the Droid 3 will most likely feature a 4-inch screen with 960 x 540 resolution.  The party doesn’t end there, because the leaked benchmark results of the Motorola Droid 3 also reveal something else.

The phone will feature an HDMI out port for all of your video watching needs. Also, the Droid 3 will be the first ever Droid to feature a front-facing camera but we are still uncertain what its resolution will be. Another great thing is that it will have a 8MP camera on the back.

On the back, it would sport an 8-megapixel photo snapper with video recording and all, complemented by a front-facing camera meant to enable video calling on the carrier’s network. Verizon customers would enjoy the capabilities of this device only on the carrier’s CDMA airwaves, as there will be no LTE support included into the mix (support for 4G would arrive on DROID Bionic, which was delayed indefinitely).

Here’s what we know thus far about the Droid 3:

  • 8-megapixel camera on the back
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera (for video calls)
  • Dual-core processor – NVIDIA Tegra 2 or TI’s OMAP4430
  • 4-inch qHD (540×960 pixels) touchscreen
  • 5-row keyboard with dedicated row for numbers
  • No LTE

Same rumors indicate a June release on Verizon but not pricing has been mentioned. This phones is scheduled for a June launch, with no word on prices however.

What is disappointing about the phone is that it won’t likely come with any 4G LTE connectivity. We don’t know why Motorola would leave this feature out of the Droid 3 – but it seems something must give way if the company were to make it quite compact and slim. On a more positive note, the phone will not be slapped with the premium price tag usually associated with 4G phone.

While we are far from having the full tech spec list on this device, it does appear to already be shaping into a nice addition to the Droid line.

The Droid 3 has appeared in Best Buy’s inventory system early this month. While Verizon hasn’t revealed the official launch date of the phone, reports indicate a June release. For the pricing, you’ll need to wait until it has been officially announced or is leaked.

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