May 15 AT 12:45 PM Edgar Cervantes 21 Comments

Motorola Droid 3 benchmarks appear, with OMAP 4 processor & Gingerbread

Physical keyboard lovers are probably very excited about getting some dual-core love from the Motorola Droid 3. As we have previously reported, the next successor to one of Android’s most famous devices (Motorola Droid) is probably coming by Q3 2011, and the other Droid successors are already starting to show up, beginning with the HTC Droid Incredible 2. Rumored specs included a 1 GHz dual-core OMAP 4 Texas Instruments processor, a 4-inch qHD display, rear and front-facing cameras, as well as the typical slide-out keyboard that this family tree features.

Further clarifying some of the rumors (along with some new info), the Motorola Droid 3 has shown up on Nenamark (a benchmarking website). Due to the fact that said website reports a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU hidden inside the Droid 3′s guts, it can be said that the device will, in fact, carry an OMAP 4 processor, since this GPU is featured by Texas Instruments’ new hardware, and not NVIDIA’s. The processor will be clocked at 1 GHz, as expected, but do remember that it still is a dual-core processor, which should improve its performance.

Other specs given by Nenamark include the fact that the device has a qHD display (960×540 resolution), and that it will be featuring Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Though we already expect 3rd quarter devices to come with Android 2.3, this is something that we do not have solid details on. It is definitely good to see that it will most likely feature more than Froyo.

Let’s hope that this information proves to be real (unless the specs end up being better), and keep your ears open for more details. It is also unknown if the device will be 4G LTE capable, but for now all we can do is sit back and wait for more details to come.

Personally, I love physical keyboards, and I know that many of you may feel the same way. If that is the case, the Droid 3 would probably be a great choice for Big Red customers this year (Also check out the HTC Merge and its beautiful slide-out keyboard). What do you guys think? Digging it? Waiting for the next Motorola Droid to come out? Check out the benchmark info below, and don’t forget to share your comments with us.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: Nenamark

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  • http://Website Hans

    My first android device was the original Droid. :D I’m glad to see the original getting great successors. If this phone ends up having an unlocked bootloader and an LTE radio, I will have to choose between this and the Galaxy S II. Two beasts of a phone. :)

    • http://Website Robert Hallock

      Come now, you don’t seriously expect Motorola to release the Droid 3 with an unlocked bootloader, do you?

      As it stands, the SGSII is likely to be a faster phone. The OMPA4 and the Exynos are very competitive, but the Exynos wins out on raw MHz.

    • http://Website mikt

      I have a NS and it has the 540 GPU

      Droid 2 has nothing on a galaxy S 2
      choice should be easy SGS2 hands down

      Better dual core and at 1.2ghz and the GPU is faster even faster than the tegra 2
      Droid 2 might have higher rez but still doesn’t compare to Samoled plus
      not to mention most games run native at 480×800

      • http://Website ian

        screen resolution doesnt affect games, they are just a set of instructions the gpu converts into the pixels you see. A game on a wvga vs qhd will just have lower fps on the qhd but look nicer

        • http://Website moly

          What planet are you from….
          Of course screen rez effects games
          If you run a game at a non native resolution the overall I/Q degrades its a known fact

          • http://Website TWiT Commander

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    • http://Website Hans

      Motorola said they might start shipping future android devices with an unlockable/relockable bootloader, a la Xoom. If that’s true, that’d be sweet.
      A 1Ghz dual core isn’t so different from a 1.2Ghz dual core. You most likely won’t tell the difference in clock speeds.

      As for the GPU, that does seem odd. My Fascinate/the Galaxy S has that same GPU. I wonder if there’s an error. If not,then that’s very unfortunate.

      • http://Website Kennon

        Considering my SGS 1 Captivate scores in the 51-52 on nenamark running 2.3.3 the Droid3 isn’t wooing anyone with scores like this.

        • http://Website moly

          They droid 3 runs a higher 960×540 resolution
          performance degrades the higher you go in resolution

      • pikahatonjon

        i believe the SGX 540 is clocked slightly higher than in the Hummingbird (300 mhz vs 200 mhz).

        “The OMAP 4430 integrates Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR SGX 540 running at ~300MHz, NVIDIA uses its own GeForce GPU.
        Most PowerVR SGX 540 designs run the GPU core at up to 200MHz. OMAP 4′s implementation is another 50% faster.”

  • http://Website timmyjoe42

    Where’s the Verizon branding? I hope this is a GSM version. I’ve been waiting for a Moto dual core device with a slide out keyboard that I can use on T-Mobile.

    • http://Website Pronoun149

      It is rumored to have a SIM card slot and be GSM compatible
      making this phone really kick ass

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Sounds good let’s just see what happens on this one

  • http://Website Motoflopa

    underwhelming performance!

  • http://Website Hans

    By the way, isn’t this the same CPU as the Blackberry Playbook?

  • http://Website chillidip

    Im so going to get this beast of a phone :D

  • http://Website Condoleeza Rice

    This phone is ugly as a bum butt, maybe its from finland?????

  • http://Website am123

    The most important question is…. Will it be BLUR-less???

    Seriously, it is getting very competitive out there. I’m waiting to hear reviews on the HTC Sensation’s battery life. If it sucks, I will go SGSII, but I’m afraid that by the time it gets released in the US (hopefully T-MO), we will be nearing a Nexus 3 release. Decisions, decisions.

    • http://Website cshuttle

      I’ll make this sale super simple for Motorola — if it does NOT have motoblur, I’ll buy it the day it comes out.

      If it does, I’m going to another vendor. I’ve never been so off-put by a completely pointless and unnecessary market differentiator in my life as motoblur.

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    this is not a tmo phone

  • http://Website Daniel

    God i wish the Droid 3 or Droid Inc 2 was 4g LTE capable.. it’d buy either of them in a heartbeat =/.. I want a dam phone that has a physical keyboard(something i can also do without but would be nice), good battery life and 4g capable.. like now x.x

    Suffering with a shitty old voyager that has a non working touch screen and a broken hinge! ARGGGGH Stupid bionic getting pushed back and TB having horrible battery life!