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AT&T and Motorola Prepping a Sequel to the Atrix with a 720p HD Screen?

Remember just a few weeks ago when a photo was found on Flickr to have been taken with a Motorola DROID HD?  That phone may have just surfaced overseas in a massive gallery as ME865, but sporting an AT&T logo and looking a heck of a lot like the Atrix.  The blog that posted these or at least is analyzing them, claims that this device is the DROID HD (except that we know DROID is exclusive to Verizon) and will sport a 720p HD screen (720×1280 resolution).  Yowzaz.  The screen certainly looks massive and almost has a bubble look to it, but there really is no way to tell if it’s 720p or not.

So what else do we have?  For one, no more fingerprint scanner.  (Was anyone actually using that thing anyway?)  The device will also have a pumped up 8MP camera that shoots 1080p (just like the Bionic and DROID3), HDMI-out, and the newest version of Blur (just don’t call it that).

The big news here though, is clearly that screen.  Could this really be one of the first HD screens on a smartphone?  We saw a benchmark earlier suggesting that HTC has one in the works called Vigor, so maybe this is about to become the norm?  And what about Verizon customers who are about to buy the Bionic?  Should we expect another variant to head to Big Red in 2011?  Lot’s of questions.  You guys give me the answers.

Update:  We see that a number of you noticed that there is a weird watermark of some sort that says “Sony Ericsson” and are assuming that they are fake.  While we won’t ever 100% know, we’re pretty sure it is a watermark for the original forum that they came from.  The watermark moves in each photo.  The images more than likely originated at this forum which is a Sony Ericsson forum, hence the reason for that logo on there.

Full gallery below.  

Original set of pics found by Unwired View.  We kept digging though and found this DROID HD stuff here.

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  • Turb0wned

    This will be released by August of 2014.

  • Raven

    As to the Fingerprint Scanner, I personally think that was a brilliant addition to the Atrix and would love to see that become a standard feature.  I have scanners on both my laptop and netbook and generally miss them when I have to log in the old fashioned way.

  • digsoreos

    That’s a big battery!

  • Zach Beck

    Is this confirmation that the Bionic will shoot 1080p video?  Everything else I’ve seen points to 720p..

    • Anonymous

      OMG I h0pe s0. It is definitely a selling point for me when I start shooting epic cinematic adventures for my phone. /sarcasm rant

      Sorry, I get a little tired of all the importance put on numbers that don’t mean anything. I’ve seen 3 MP phone cameras destroy 8 MP phone pictures as far as clarity. Manufacturers need to focus on better optics.

      With 1080 to 720 if you sit more than 1.5 times the size of your screen away then you get no benefit from it. Meaning, on a phone, after your face is 6 inches away you would not be able to tell the difference between 720 and 1080, and on your TV after 5 ft (40″ TV) to 7.5ft (60″ TV) you can not tell the difference between 1080 and 720

      • what does it matter to you what zach wants…Its not your problem he is looking for this feature in a phone..Who are you to determine that he shouldnt care?? And show me a 3mp cell phone camera that shoots better than a 8 mp cell phone camera please??

  • Bill Morrow

    If it was going to have that kind of resolution, wouldn’t there be more rows and columns on the screen?  The density just doesn’t seem to match the resolution….

    • Anonymous

      Icons are scaled up so that they aren’t tiny.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares? Zzzzz

    • Anonymous

      You do, since you clicked on it.

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, GrabPenny.com

  • Anonymous

    I just want my Galaxy S 2 (Fascinate 2, whatever)!

  • Anonymous

    Wanna bet a quarter this is the Bionic.

  • There’s an ATT logo on the upper right corner of the device.

  • Nicholaslord89

    What’s up with the Honeycomb home screen grid??

    • Its the new Blur 3D, the home screen jump screen is also in a 3D like UI.  Bionic is the first device to have the new Blur 3D

      • No it isn’t, Droid 3 already has that.

        • We’ll see lol  I’m not saying anything else since apparently you know what it has.  Well i know what it has because i’ve seen it lol 

          • Anonymous

            The Droid 3’s UI looks exactly the same as it does in those screenshots buddy.

          • What J_McClane says is right.  What sense would it make for Motorola to create another new ui for another phone? Especially when the phone has nearly the same internals as one that is already out?  Stop trying to make something out of nothing with this phone.  The Bionic is starting to become an overhyped piece of plastic the way some rabid fanboys go on about it.

  • All I want is a good Verizon smart phone, t-mobile, sprint and at&t all have them so why can’t I? Free Nexus S from sprint is looking pretty good right now…….

  • vernon

    i just found the iphone 5 LOL http://digital.sina.com.hk/news/4793/3/1/1075027/1.html

    • That looks like the design that was proposed thanks to the leaked cases.  Looks like a bigger iPhone 4 thats thinner though.  But if you look at the box behind it, it says “iPhone 5” maybe its an unboxing video of whats being shipped to the US.  I mean, most leaks come from China/Korea since there built over there so this could very well be legit.  BUT i’m not holding my breath, I want a SII…

      • vernon

        yeah i’m waiting on the SGS2 as well, i just hope that some 720p 1.5ghz quad core monster comes out right after i buy it.

  • Anonymous

    I was planing on using the fingerprint scanner…. they where the future! Imagine wiping with an specifc finger to launch an app or toggle connections or brightness…… not a bad idea….. its the tip of the iceberg 

  • Hot damn, motorola. A power button on the right side of the phone? Madness.

  • Mike

    I see what you did there.

  • I’m simply amazed at how far #VZW’s falling behind on new phones. This is 2007 all over again.

  • Marvinaire

    am i the only one who saw the size of that battery????? it must be stellar in the battery department

    • Anonymous

      lol….that is a long and wide battery. Its almost the size of the phone.

  • boring shit……………..

  • Anonymous

    And it will probably be locked down like the rest of moto phones.

  • Anonymous

    That thing looks schweet.

  • Anonymous

    This sucks! I was looking forward to the Bionic but talk about a real HD display is making me happy and sad at the same time. I don’t know what to do now and I’m on a yearly upgrade cycle. That 1.5 ghz dual core HTC phone is crazy.

    • HTC @1.8ghz dual core is still just average at best. 

      Maybe it will be much improved but 720p will really keep it down.

  • Zeadaplaya

    FAKE. Look at the 3rd photo in the gallery. Right next to the “Motorola” logo you can see in darker font Sony Erricson.

    • Anonymous

      Is the battery fake too? 

      • No, I can confirm the SonyEricsson part is the watermark from an online forum, I managed to find the original source by backtracking the sites that posted it, finding the italian hosted SonyEricsson site

        • Droid Life got it from here >>> http://www.unwiredview.com/2011/07/27/new-motorola-atrix-with-8mp-camera-and-1080p-video-recording-coming-to-att/  Unwiredview got it from here >>> http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/124/4649609/  ePrice.tw got it from here >>> http://sebbs.it168.com/

          http://sebbs.it168.com/  is a SonyEricsson online forum,  i can’t read chinese so i don’t know if its a fan forum or just something out of the blue.

          If it lends any credit that this might be a real device, the photos have been removed from both the ePrice Tw site and the http://sebbs.it168.com/ Forum

    • Good eye, this might be one of those knockoff phones that China does better.  Take a look at the GooPhone.  The design of this also looks like a HTC Sensation.  

      But this is faker than the Droid website teaser.  The battery compartment doesn’t have any FCC info or any other warning labels.   The phone is using the Bionic wallpaper, and the back of the phone matches the background of  the picture.  Who has a background with carbon fiber ?  

      Now on to the Sony Ericsson thing that confuses me,  it might be a website watermark
      in the first picture its placed on the statusbar, you can BARELY see it, but its there,then in the second picture its no where to be seenthird picture its between the Motorola logo and the AT&T logofourth picture not there

      fifth picture, on the side the same logo appears again, the top edge of the side

      the battery picture, you can BARELY see it but its on the red battery again, almost like it was photoshopped out or blurred, which suggests these are watermarks

  • Pennywise

    Bring on the BIONIC!

  • Steel11@

    is it just me or does anyone else hardly notice a difference when it comes to screen Res?

    • Same here.

    • Pennywise

      Just you I’m afraid.  Higher res = less scroll bars ftw

      • Steelertown7

        Okay, but I barely notice a difference between the like  480×320 iPhone 3gs and the 960×640 iPhone 4…
        and thats a drastic change. 

        Maybe its just me. But when its comes to LCD/Super Amoled/etc, I can see differences. 

    • jo


    • I agree dont matter to me I dont watch movies or shows on my phone so a screen is a screen as long as its decent enough 

  • The Dave

    Look at some of the photos of the front, you can make out a feint Sony Ericsson logo up top between the other labels.


    • Pennywise

      ^^^^^^^^This. Image 3 of 8 for instance

      • David Hayden

        Wow. Definitely an SE logo there.

      • virtualhuman

        Yeah, it’s not even faint in image 3. It’s staring you in the face! FAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKEEEEEE :/

    • The Dave

      Only reason I caught it: im a 22 year old blind kid who needs to zoooom lol

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panas0nic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aQrp

    • I have debunked this, its a watermark from an online forum, its found on every photo in some place on the physical phone’s picture. thats how watermarks are supposed to be done, not flush out the entire picture that you can’t see the details.

      • Anonymous

        I would agree with you.  It’s a watermark.  The SE logo isn’t in the same spot on all of the photos.  In one it’s in the blue bar and in the other its up top on the phone.

    • Anonymous

      The images are from a Sony Ericsson forum and that is a watermark that was put on by the site.

  • Anonymous

    Also, that looks contoured like the HTC Sensation. Nice. Can’t tell if its 720P, but most likely not.

  • Anonymous

    All these names are getting mixed up. The Motorola Dinara is an AT&T phone, not Verizon. THis phone might very well be that phone. And the Droid HD is a Verizon phone, this is not it.

  • Anonymous

    *GAWD* look at that big *boot* I mean battery!

  • Anonymous

    Pentile? No thanks

  • El El Kool J

    Uh oh..maybe the bionic already has that screen…surprise us all..

  • Kai

    Right on rick for being 1st

  • Timmah

    Bionic for AT&T. Saw it coming.

  • Raj Bhatt

    It has the Targa Bionic’s wallpaper.

  • Madcow06

    I’m almost glad I don’t have an upgrade till november with all these rumors flying around about these awesome phones coming out!

    • Madcow06

      and also that battery looks massive!

      • And yet it has a low one throughout the photos. xD

      • FortitudineVincimus

        It might have larger LxW dimensions but it is so thin, that makes up for the larger LxW to get the power packed into a thin battery

    • FortitudineVincimus


      but today, I am about this close to putting a gun to my head and ending it all as I can’t take all this wishy washy data coming out

  • Ian Wilson

    Beautiful. The one thing that pisses me off though is the fact that we’ve barely even heard of this phone and already have a gallery showing it off in detail, while we’re still clawing for pictures of the Bionic.

    • keeevin


  • timmy13

    Dammit Rick1

  • Rick Lopez1