When the hype machine for a product hits a certain decibel, you can expect some legitimate news to come rolling in. And so it is, after covering the leaked Chinese Bionic cousin and touching on the Bionic's specs state of flux we now have confirmation courtesy of the Motorola Developer's site. What started out as just another Tegra 2 device has ditched NVIDIA's somewhat aging SoC for TI's latest, the OMAP 4430. And paired to that SoC's SGX 540 GPU is the expected 4.3" qHD screen, likely the same Pentile RGBW panel we've seen on the Droid X2. So, we're familiar with the SoC from the Droid 3, the panel from the X2 and the speeds from VZW's other LTE devices, likely from the same MDM9600 baseband we saw in the Thunderbolt. So what's left to find out? Battery life is our big concern right now, and the device's styling remains a mystery. Stay tuned, we should see an official announcement any day now. 

Source: Motodev

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  • Chudilo - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - link

    How can a 4" screen and a 4.3" screen have the same 540x960 resolution at the same 240dpi pixel density. That can't be right. One of those things has to be different to occupy more physical space.. ( I bet the pixel density is different) and that hopefully means that the resolution is real this time and not the Pentile garbage.
  • Souka - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - link

    I was wondering the same
  • Mumrik - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - link

    What the...

    Same DPI even though the screens have the same resolution but different sizes?
  • Souka - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - link

    I was wondering the same (again)
  • JasonInofuentes - Friday, August 5, 2011 - link

    The pixel density field pertains to the Android's pixel density categories, of which High is 240DPI. If you're curious the 4" qHD is 270 DPI and 4.3 is 250 DPI, so each of these actually exceed the standard.
  • LordConrad - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - link

    Pentile sucks, why not go with Super AMOLED+ or Super LCD? After seeing the difference, I would never buy a phone with a pentile pixel map.

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