27
Jul
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It looks like yet another leaked image of the not-so-illusive Droid Bionic has surfaced over at Droid-Life, but it's really nothing that we haven't already seen:

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What this does bring, though, is some new information -- and I can't say that it's welcome news. According to the tipster, the Bionic is sporting the PenTile display that we're not the biggest fans of. However, s/he did point out that there was less ghosting than on the Droid 3/X2 -- but we'll have to see that with our own eyes to determine whether it actually makes the PenTile display more acceptable. The tipster went on to say that the device was lighter and more responsive than expected, so that's a good sign that this device will pack the punch that everyone wants.

Rumor has it that the Bionic will land on Big Red's shelves in early September, so we'll have full details on this anticipated monster device soon enough.

[Droid-Life]

Cameron Summerson
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  • joe

    Well looks like that just made the decision for me. Samsung Galaxy S2 it is. So explain what the reason was to scrap the handset that was shown 7 months ago and start from scratch again?

    Bionic is looking less and less appealing

    • http://www.frontsidebus.net/ Front Side Bus

      I'm not sure why they changed the display but I'm assuming its taking so long to hit the market because of battery and LTE issues. I'm still interested to see how it does when its released but I too may be going with the Galaxy s II over this device.

  • ddp

    Disappointed. Pentile sucks booty hole.

    HOORAY, Galaxy S2 Variants!

  • george

    september???? wow what a waste

  • SparklingCyaNide

    I'm waiting for the Galaxy S3, skipping the S2.

  • http://N/A Brandon

    Wow that looks like crap.
    Why does Motorola make their phones look like outdated technology?
    Their icons suck, their home/app keys suck
    The UI is always so dingy and mediocre.
    Motorola is like the lower life forms of Android and they need to reinvent theirselves or fire the designers

  • JayMonster

    Why is this still even a discussion, and why are people "surprised", "disappointed " or Now deciding on not waiting because of the Pentile display?

    If nothing else is certain with this phone, it is that will have the Pentile display. Simple fact is that most people outside the oversaturated, poor color reproduction Super Amoled display lovin' crowd has the super sensitive eyes apparently necessary to see the issues that are complained about, and that is the screen, good, bad or indifferent that Motorola is going with for their current generation of devices. Do we really need to dwell on this at every "confirmation " of what is already well known... Or can we finally just move on?

    • IamBeast

      I agree with you on most of what you said, but poor color reproduction on a SAMOLED+ screen? If SAMOLED+ had poor color reproduction, it would be a useless screen.

      • JayMonster

        Poor color reproduction as in the wrong shade of colors... not the wrong colors.

        Have you ever worked with Photoshop or similar program, or seen a picture somebody touched up where they push the color saturation control way too far over that it actually (slightly) makes the colors look unreal? THAT sort of poor color reproduction.
        It doesn't really matter, unless you are trying to fix colors (as in a photo), so no... it is not useless, because you have nothing to compare it against while looking at the screen. Except, while some call the colors "popping" I think they passed that point to just plain overdone.