04
Jul
2012-06-08_12h28_47_thumb

Remember last month when we finally saw a press shot of the fabled Motorola Dinara? Well, it looks like the device has come to reality as the ATRIX HD. Discovered earlier this evening, an official Motorola landing page gives us all the juicy details on the device, many of which we saw coming from the first rumors.

Maintaining Moto's recent design language, the device sports a carbon-fiber backing and a slight chin up top where the camera lives. One of the most beautiful things about the device so far is the fact that it will evidently run a lightly seasoned version of Ice Cream Sandwich, sporting on-screen navigation buttons.

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I know what you really want to see is the spec list for this bad boy, so without further ado, here's what we know:

  • 4.5" HD ColorBoost display
  • Splash Resistance
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.3MP front shooter
  • Slim 69.9 x 133.5 x 8.4mm body
  • 1780mAh battery
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB onboard storage expandable via microSD
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor

As you can see from the Moto landing page linked below, there are precious few details available about this device. We don't know when it will be released, or for how much, but we'll keep you updated pending more information.

Source: Motorola Via Droid Life (now deleted)

Liam Spradlin
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  • Chris Webster

    Looks gorgeous... But still not an incredible improvement over my Evo 3D XD

  • ericl5112

    I want to point out, another device with on-screen buttons with a bezel that is no smaller than a device with capacitive buttons. Further hinting that there is an internal bezel limit unaffected by the buttons. Possibly screen support/connectors, batteries, and the like.

    Also, is this Moto's first ICS phone? Glad it got announced after JB...

  • http://twitter.com/PCSievers P.C. Sievers

    I really love the look of it. The specs are a bit last gen though.

    I think they should have diversified it from the RAZR by making the Atrix a HTC One S competitor with something like a 4" screen though. There isnt much competition in the mid size screen high(ish) spec phone niche.

  • Doan

    On-screen buttons has my attention.

    • duplissi

      before i got my nexus i figured that i would hate the on screen buttons, however its not too bad. that being said i would still prefer physical buttons, not like the one x though i would have back, home, apps, and a menu button.

      • Doan

        But it's Android! Android is designed for on-screen buttons.

        • sansenoy

          No, on screen buttons only make sense on OLED devices, why the hell would you want to waste all that LCD real-estate and still have to power it up??? Google should return the search button already, the current setup is crap...

          • Whargharbl

            In jellybean you swipe up from the home button for search. Stop thinking backwards.

          • Ionut Costica

            I'm really curious to see how Samsung will implement the swipe up from the home button on the SGS3 (that's IF they'll bundle GNow on it and take out SVoice which completely sucks in comparison)...

          • jonathan3579

            All OLED have issues with burn-in eventually. (Check the Galaxy Nexus)

  • whitefangex

    jesus that giant front camera is only 1.3 mega pixels? ... well it is motorola... expect crappy camera quality.

  • iSWORD

    Mother of batteries!

  • Jamin13

    "
    4.5" HD ColorBoost display "

    Never heard that one before. How does it compare with the other screen types?

  • TynanDeRosa

    1.5ghz? Oh look, another Snapdragon S4 device... because there's not enough of those already, am I right? 8gb of storage is crap, and a 1.3mp front facing camera. This thing isn't exactly next-gen.... Would be a great 50 dollar upgrade phone for AT&T'ers though.

    • abutton117

      The S4 is a great processor....me and my dad both have s4 devices(s3 and HTC one x) and they run amazing, they kill my last Gen skyrocket in performance....this will be a $150-$200 phone...

      • TynanDeRosa

        The One X and S3 are also 720 displays, 16gb+ on-board. The S4 is an amazing chipset, the problem is the specs. When compared to an S3 or One X, why would you ever pick this Motorola phone?

  • http://cocainemonster.deviantart.com/ Fun With Drugs

    Meh

  • Daniel McDermott

    Looks really good, this could be a worthy replacement to my original Atrix, I like that the design on the front mimics the original Atrix, but has features and design elements borrowed from the RAZR series! Specs look solid. There are some other new Motorola phones being released here in China where I live, I've always been happy with their hardware, so I'll probably pick one of the new litter.

  • surethom

    Only 8gb internal storage, is this all for the user or is some for the phone software, this seems low for a new midrange / highend phone???

  • FlexPlexico

    Non US customers should avoid this device as Motorola generally provides little support for their international customers (especially when it comes to firmware updates). And it seems that US customers buying the classic ATRIX are none too happy about Motorola's ICS plans for that either.

    Better get a Samsung or HTC device.

  • ElfirBFG

    Bluh, I really wanted to get this phone as a replacement for my Atrix 4G, but I can't get behind this. Outside of the display and SoC, I see no real improvements. I have ICS, and have had it for months, albeit with no video recording, but hey, I rarely used that outside of the first month of ownership anyway. Battery is smaller, and A4G barely got 8 hours of moderate use before tweaking. Internal storage is less, mSD is nice, but I have more space on this 1.5 year old device. RAM stays the same, so unless it's DDR3, no big improvement here. Screen is bigger, but what's the res? Processor is faster, and newer, and I probably would see a gain, especially after an OC kernel, but this alone is going to push me away from a Tegra2 that runs at 50mhz(OC'd) less than this S4(stock). Body looks tougher, but I like ALL black.

    I would have jumped at this if it had:
    Tegra 3.
    720p IPS.
    1.5GB RAM.
    16 GB internal. (Retaining mSD as well)
    All black option.
    2000+mah battery.

    Guess I'm going to have to wait for the next round of flagships, or buy the SIII. Thankfully the next round of flagships is probably only 2 months away given the rate at which these companies are pumping out AOS devices.

  • siypion

    wonder how long it will take them to put out the
    ATRIX HD Maxx with a 3000mAh battery "i know how about 2 weeks after this one comes out"
    seriously MoTo a 1780mAh?

    • DrewNusser

      No kidding. Maybe they screwed up by releasing the Razr Maxx, because now everyone is expecting those monster batteries to be in every phone they make. I'm an Atrix owner, and I was at least hoping for a better battery than mine, but nope.

  • Mike

    I'm completely indifferent about the phone itself I just want the clock widget.

    • Kenny O

      Search through some forums on XDA Developers, I have seen the APK for that clock widget floating around there.

      • Mike

        I have OneMoreClock with the "Chrome Rings" skin, but the far right circle in the the Atrix pictures shows some sort or data counter not a battery counter.

  • mgamerz

    I like the huge AT&T logo at the bottom. Classy.

  • mgamerz

    It'll have a locked bootloader, terrible support from Motorola, and probably will suck. Avoid Motorola phones people - they suck.

    • fixxmyhead

      damn straight

  • dylan84

    Was waiting to hear the specs on this phone. Looks like I'll be getting the One X come August when my upgrade is due.

  • Kenny O

    I'm not usually a fan of white, but I like the looks of this. Specs are not that impressive though, if priced right it could be good for some.....For me, I'm done with anything that is not a Nexus device from now on though.

  • GazaIan

    As much as I love the on screen button movement, there's one thing I hate. Why the hell aren't our bottom bezels smaller on these new phones? If you were to count the nav bar as bezel, and add it to the already existing bezel, you'd have yourself an airport runway.

  • yarrellray

    Another At&t dud...

  • Big Rich

    I don't understand why they would make this phone look like the RAZR. It looks nice, I guess, better than the Atrix 2 but I despise how much real estate the launcher and on-screen "buttons" take up. Horrible! And it only handles up to 32gb microSD cards and locked bootloader. Atrix 2 has been out for almost a year now and it's bootloader still isn't cracked....see where i'm going with this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgealexiouvalentey George Av

    thats is o_O