June 10, 2011

[Updated] Motorola Photon 4G announced!

This is the high-end smartphone that Motorola announced during the same event they had with Sprint in New York. Dubbed as the Motorola Photon 4G, which was apparently rumored and leaked before but I did not blog about. Oh well, at least it is finally announced. This phone, rocks it, for me. I mean look at the design. It features a kick-stand for your viewing glories which is becoming a standard feature in HTC phones. This has got to be Motorola's newest flagship smartphone, I believe it deserves that title.

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Motorola Photon 4G specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
    • "latest version of MotoBlur" Android overlay (UI)
  • 1GHz nVidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor
  • 4.3"qHD (540 x 960) touchscreen display
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2GB ROM*
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD card slot 
    • Up to 32GB of external memory
  • 8MP rear facing dual-camera
    • dual LED flash
    • 1080p full HD video recording
  • VGA front facing camera
  • GPS
    • A-GPS
  • Connectivity
    • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    • DLNA*
    • WiFi Hotspot*
    • WiMAx 802.11e*
  • Interface
    • HDMI
    • 3.5mm headset jack
    • microUSB 2.0
  • Sensors*
    • Accelerometer
    • Proximity sensor
    • Digital Compass
  • 1700mAh battery*
*spec acquired via GSMArena

This event marks the first day that Motorola handsets will be offered by Sprint, which is good news for those who wants an option aside from being always tied up with Verizon. Basing on the specs above, I believe that the Photon 4G will be a 3G 3D capable handset since it sports dual-camera. The screen, I am not sure if it can give you 3D experience. But anyway, will stick with these specs and damn are they mouth watering plus the design of the phone.

With regards to the availability of the phone, Motorola and Sprint is targeting to launch the Photon 4G this summer. And of course as for the price it will be announced closer to when the device will be officially launched. And since the specs are included in that announcement, expect stuffs (listed in the specs above) to change.

Update: Motorola have confirmed that the smartphone will be shipped with a locked bootloader. What does that mean to regular non-techie smartphone users? None. But this means a lot to those who loves to root their Android devices and those who are techie.

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Source: BGR, Endgadget


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