Sep 10th, 2013

DROID 5 (Right), Photon Q (Left)
DROID 5 (Right), Photon Q (Left)

A couple of weeks ago, new photos of the Motorola DROID 5 (or Milestone 5) leaked, suggesting Motorola would look to keep the QWERTY train rolling with a phone that had very respectable specs. According to the rumors, we’re supposed to be expecting the following:

  • 4.3-inch 720p display (342 ppi)
  • Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core Krait chipset with Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • microSD
  • NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • 5-row QWERTY keyboard

That would put it a class below Motorola’s current crop of phones when it comes to performance specs, which include the Motorola X8 processing system, 2GB of RAM, and more. Still, it would be a very nice phone when put up against the current offerings from the slide-out QWERTY family of phones seeding the market. Some new photos of the device have leaked, though not much has changed when put up against the originals.


Some are still skeptical that this Motorola DROID 5 will be coming out anytime soon. For starters, the software seems to be a tad outdated and doesn’t reflect the latest experience Motorola has to offer. That doesn’t mean the phone doesn’t exist or that Motorola isn’t planning on bringing it out, but perhaps this particular version was in the works before the likes of the DROID MAXX, Ultra and Mini were dreamed up.

Should that be the case, we could probably expect to see Motorola create a new version of the DROID 5 at some point in the future. Now that we know Verizon isn’t killing the DROID brand off, the chances of seeing a new QWERTY-equipped offering don’t seem farfetched at all. That said, we shouldn’t get our hopes up too high for anything to happen this year — if you’re waiting on a DROID 5, you’ll probably be waiting well into 2014. Take a look at the new images above.

[via NewCellPhones]

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