Since we first saw the Droid 4 last month, we've been waiting for more info on the phone that seems to perfect the ideas behind the Droid 3. Just yesterday, we saw official specs and a few scanned photos from a leaked Verizon document. Today, Droid Life unearthed some official press shots, showing off the Droid 4's 4" qHD display and 5-row keyboard.


In case you need a refresher, here are the Droid 4's specs:

  • 4-inch qHD display
  • 1.2Ghz dual-core processor (most likely the same one that's in the Droid RAZR)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP rear shooter
  • 5 row slide-out QWERTY
  • Android 2.3.x (will most likely be upgraded to ICS)
  • 1785mAh battery
  • 4G LTE

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There's no official word yet on the D4's exact release date, but it looks like there's a good chance we'll see it on December 8th. Until then, we'll keep you updated with any new developments surrounding the apt successor to Moto's Droid 3.

Head over to Droid Life for the original post, and a handy infographic showing the Droid family's evolution from the Droid 2 to the RAZR.

Liam Spradlin
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  • Tkun

    December 8th? The Droid Razr and Bionic just came out (and the Droid 3 not long before)! I would've expected to see the Droid 4 in the middle of next year, like the previous Droids, but nope, it seems Motorola and Verizon seem intent on killing the Droid brand.

    • Stocklone

      The Bionic ran waaaaay behind schedule. The Droid 3 sucks. So screw those two phones. My problem is they didn't announced these phones together. So people could choose between keyboard and no keyboard with the latest and greatest hardware.

  • Tomas – University Place, WA

    Now if they could only learn to make the whole device as thick as the thickest part (camera) and include a decent battery, they'd have a winner.

    EVERYONE complains about battery life...

  • kevin jacksom

    Just got a droid 3 2 months ago... love it..
    Wanted a razr, but I'm a nerd that's impatient...
    But knew I was trading a family member for a razr...
    So I get my razr Monday. (Paid a penny for black Friday) amazon.com

    The reason I got the droid 3 was because I liked the keyboard, and if I had a choice between the razr and d4...id say d4 because I love the keyboard!

    But couldn't pass up the penny deal!

    Maybe someone will trade d4 for my razr?

    Email me!

  • djembeman

    I hope my wife decides to get the Droid 4, even if she has to wait to use her upgrade on it :instead of just getting the Samsung Stratosphere. I wish people would stop complaining about Motorola releasing so many phones. Each one is unique and has it's group of people that prefer it. So what if the Droid X2 and Droid 3 recently came out, they are 3G only. The Bionic was severely delayed, so the RAZR and Droid 4 releasing so close together isn't that big of a deal. There was a time we were waiting forever for motorola to release a phone, so what if you already used your upgrade for the Droid 3 or Droid Bionic. Just use your phone and be happy with what you decided to buy. Motorola and Verizon didn't make you spend money.

    • Devin

      Agreed. What's the problem with releasing more phones??? The more choices the better.
      Im surprised people still want slideout keyboards, though. After my oG droid i said goodbye forever to those.
      I guess if you type really long emails, or otherwise text a ton.

    • Vinny

      I agree, people complain when they wait for a great phone, we are getting some kick butt phones with fantastic specks and these same knuckleheads are still complaining. You don't have to buy them all, buy the phone that is right for you. I bought the thunderbolt, I have S-Off, rooted and running a custom rom with unlimited data plan and love it. I will buy one of these new devices for full price because I must have one. Choices are great, be glad we have them, I sure as hell am.
      Thanks Verizon

  • Alex

    I don't think it is so much that people are upset with choices, but you have to admit that it is rather alienating for users of the Droid 3 to have another iteration of their phone being released only 5 months after their device debuted. I truly believe Verizon's Droid line-up is getting really murky. It seems their only focus is to just pump out phone-after-phone-after-phone month-after-month-after-month rather than focusing on supporting their current line-up.

    The more devices that a carrier introduces into their brand, the less support & attention that current devices will receive. I think that upsets people the most. Think Thunderbolt users.

  • BJ

    Check this out. What I'm really waitin for...