Rather unexpectedly, the upcoming Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon has been leaked today. Unexpected because its predecessor, the Droid 3, isn’t really that old, and while we always enjoy new toys, Motorola may be pushing it by updating its phones so fast. There probably will be many unhappy Droid 3 customers who signed a two-year contract to get that only a few months before its successor arrives on the market.
That said, we don’t really know yet just when the Droid 4 will become available. But it does seem to be finished, more or less, so we’re guessing that it will happen soon.
Yes, what you see above is the Droid 4. Its styling borrows heavily from the recently launched Droid RAZR, and it certainly looks like that device was the one to introduce Moto’s new design aesthetic.
But the pictures aren’t the whole story, for some of the Droid 4′s specs have been leaked too. It will come with 4G LTE support, a 4-inch touchscreen (possibly of the Super AMOLED variety), a 5-row keyboard, a non-removable battery, 1080p HD video recording (so the camera may be an 8 MP unit), a secondary front-facing camera, and HDMI out. There’s no word on the processor, but it has to be at least the dual-core 1.2 GHz one found inside the Droid RAZR.
As for pricing, expect it to be more expensive than previous keyboard-touting Droids, because of the addition of 4G LTE support (and we all know how Verizon loves to overprice its LTE devices).
Now that the ice was broken and we have the first leak about the Droid 4, expect many more to follow. And we’ll be here to cover all of them for your convenience.