The Motorola Droid Bionic has been hiding since we last received word that it would be delayed and improved. This device will be the first dual-core, 4G LTE device on Verizon’s network, and many of you are very excited to see it coming. Though we know improvements are being added to this device, details about these upgrades have been well hidden. Today, the Droid Bionic has peeked its head out of its cave again – Benchmarks of the Bionic have shown up at NenaMark, revealing some interesting specs.
If this report stands true until the release of the Droid Bionic, it would mean that Motorola is not making minor changes to this device. Though the Bionic was expected to ship with a Tegra 2 processor, this report shows that it will carry a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, which only comes with the new Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processors. It seems almost impossible that Motorola would go as far as changing something as important as the processor. Past reports show that the Droid 3 will also have an OMAP 4 processor, so Motorola may be turning to Texas Instruments from now on. We will simply have to wait and see. As the NenaMark reports, the dual-core processor would be clocked at 1 GHz.
Other details include the fact that the device now has Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, which is good, since it was supposed to ship with Android 2.2 Froyo. Considering the fact that the device was delayed until the summer, it only seems fair that Motorola would ship the Bionic with Gingerbread. The NenaMark results also show that the device has a qHD display (960×540), which we were actually expecting, so it seems like there will be no changes to the display.
Compared to the Motorola Droid 3 NenaMark benchmarks, the Bionic doesn’t seem to be performing very well. Both devices have the same processor, and overall similar specs, but the Droid 3′s score is of 45.70, almost twice the score of the Droid Bionic (at 24.00). Let’s just hope that it was a test error, and the Bionic delivers the performance we are all expecting.
For now, let’s just wait more (even though Motorola said this device would be the “end of waiting”) and keep our eyes open for more details. What do you guys say? Are you still hoping to make this your next smartphone? Do you guys like the idea of it having a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor, or would you rather it be a Tegra 2?