Nov 26 AT 3:29 PM Sean Riley 24 Comments

Droid 4 breaks cover ahead of December 8 launch

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On December 8, just a hair over five months after Verizon and Motorola introduced us to the Droid 3, they will be back at it with the aptly named Droid 4. This time around they’re delivering both LTE and a dual-core processor to the keyboard slider loving masses on Verizon.

The full spec rundown is as follows:

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (Likely the TI OMAP 4430)
  • 4-inch qHD Display
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Storage
  • 8MP Rear camera with 1080p video capture
  • “HD” Front-facing webcam
  • 1785 mAh battery
  • LTE
  • Micro HDMI, Micro USB, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Micro SIM and MicroSD

The new Droid bears a striking resemblance inside and out to the recently released Droid RAZR. (From the front anyway, don’t give it a complex by comparing profile shots). Just like its more svelte sibling, it will come running Android 2.3 and will feature the same smart actions software found in the RAZR for all your battery saving and task automating needs.

The Droid 4 does have some tricks up its slider beyond that five row keyboard though. It one-ups the Droid RAZR by offering a Micro SIM for those who require a world phone and also by giving users the ability to expand via the MicroSD slot hidden under the cover. One interesting thing to note is that there’s a small tool needed to remove the back cover, but considering how infrequently you should be needing to access that back compartment it shouldn’t present too much of a hardship.

So, all in all, the Droid 4 presents quite a solid package; it’s just a 720p screen away from being in a dead heat with the top devices on Verizon.

However, the Droid 4 also serves as a perfect capper to the bizarre year we’ve seen from Motorola on Verizon. The Droid Bionic being so quickly supplanted by the Droid RAZR was perhaps understandable based on the rather extraordinary circumstances surrounding the Bionic development and launch, but we don’t have any such tale associated with the Droid. We Android users have come to expect that our device will be surpassed in a few weeks or months, but it’s usually at least by another manufacturer or on another carrier, not the next version in the same product line.

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Source: Droid-Life

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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