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New DROID Bionic Pics Surface, Full Look at that Sexy New Back (Updated: Front Shot Added)

Up until today, we had only seen a render of the backside of the DROID Bionic, after Amazon posted up a whole batch of accessories for it.  Thanks to one of our fantastic readers though, we now have real pictures of what you can expect come early September when this device makes its way into Verizon stores.

From these pics, we aren’t finding out a whole bunch of new stuff other than the look.  It appears to be similar soft-coated material to that used on the DROID3, which we are definitely fans of.  We’re also getting a really good look at that hump that has for the most part avoided us.  It appears to start much more in the middle of the device than say the DROIDX or X2, but that’s likely for it to house that 4G LTE chip.

This also gives us a pretty good size comparison of it to the DROID Charge.  At first glance our jaws dropped because it looked like it was substantially bigger than Samsung’s LTE device, but then realized it was just the angle of the photo.  Pretty sure it’ll be 4.3″, my friends.

I know that many of you are fed up with having to wait so long for it to arrive and after seeing specs, but I’m really diggin’ this new look.  Your thoughts?  

Update:  And we have a front pic to add to the bunch.  It’s definitely blurry, but that’s how this game works some times.  Could it be 4.5″?  Puppy looks huge next to the Charge…

Update 2:  DL reader @billnewl put in some work on this comparisons to see if the screen on the Bionic really is bigger and possibly 4.5″.  You guys tell me…

Update 3:  We have added a second gallery over at this post.

Cheers ___!

  • Somia28

    Thats not the bionic , it’s the next one to be released…

  • Wareaglevi

    It’s looking good so far. I wish they would hurry up and introduce this so I have all of the options available before my OG Droid becomes a paperweight. It’s getting really sluggish.

    • Anonymous

      You should really load Project Elite 6.5 on it.

      • DBK

        ^ This.

        My OG may be retired, but it is running PE and and still going strong (it’s my media player now).

  • Anonymous

    Omg! if it’s 4.5 I am totally back in to the Bionic!!

    • droidlvr

      it is 4.5!

  • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

    Looks sexy from the front.

  • DBK

    Damn, I may have to ween myself off the physical keyboard to get this thing o’ beauty. Those who are complaining about the look can shut it. The OG Droid design is the way it should be (the Moto Droid design), period. It evokes a sense of durability and longevity. If you haven’t owned an OG Droid or aren’t appreciative of it’s design, then there is something very very wrong with you and your opinions on the matter are thus automatically rendered null and void. And if you want a cheap pretty phone, then get the icrap.

    • Anonymous

      I agree except the iphone is more expensive than any android and is more solid than most androids. I think you should go by maybe a samsung for cheapness feeling

      • DBK

        I’ve played with an icrap, and it is definitely nowhere near as solid as the Moto Droid phones.

        • Anonymous

          Clearly you didn’t understand my comment I was agreeing with you. I said the things that feel cheap are samsung and their plastic.

          • DBK

            Oh I see what you were saying. But I have to disagree with you there because the Droid Charge doesn’t feel to bad. A little lighter than it should, but still pretty solid regardless.

          • Anonymous

            Well yes I know but that is what everyone always complains about is how cheap it feels I played with my friends charge and had a fascinate and yes it was plastic but didnt feel cheap

          • DBK

            Now I can agree with you, lol. They need to stop with the plastic, but they are definitely improving.

      • http://twitter.com/Tcalight Tcal

        Samsung phones generally do have a plastic-feeling housing, but they make up for it in the quality of their phone’s innards. <– this being based on my experiences 

    • Anonymous

      Plus it’s much more professional looking.

      • DBK

        That too.  :)

  • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

    Shes a Big Girl huh..  It looks like a 4.5er to me folks!

  • http://twitter.com/Scotty_Braun Scotty Braun

    Shes a Big Girl huh..  It looks like a 4.5er to me folks!

  • Jmc80

    droid 3…..i work at vzw..come on. lol

    • Anonymous

      ??

    • DBK

      Considering how ignorant your comment is, I am not surprised.

      Clearly since this phone is bigger than the Charge, and the D3 isn’t, it is obviously the Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a 4.5 inch screen. 

  • Timmah

    You think with the camera we have nowadays, people can take better pictures….

    • Anonymous

      it’s never the camera’s fault, it’s the “photographer’s”

  • kq

    so if its 4.5 screen. does that mean the leaked “official” specs are void and outdated?

    • DBK

      Jeez, the screen size is off by .2 inches and automatically the specs are void and outdated? Seriously?

      • kq

        well the bionic went through a couple of redesigns. the spec sheet stated xt865, the older model, with a 4.3. usually u update spec sheets fully rather than individual stats. if this is xt875 and if it actually has a 4.5 screen, not hard to imagine that the leaked spec sheet was an older revision with other specs not updated after redesign.

        • DBK

          Kellex already explained that the spec sheet had the older model number, but the specs were accurate (other than the screen of course).

  • Anonymous

    So 4.3 or 4.5…? I can’t fit a 4.5 in one hand leisurely

    • Anonymous

      Get a bigger hand :o

      • Anonymous

        How do I do that? Newegg or Bestbuy?

        On a serious note it’s stupid to make a 4.5 inch phone when most people can’t even hold it in one hand. Why oh why?

        • DBK

          I have small hands, and had no problem holding the Charge. The Bionic is a little bigger, but it is still manageable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1165492668 Scott Attula

    The phones are different resolutions, so it’d be REALLY hard to tell. Idk, I’m not about to go do the math to figure it out.

    • Anonymous

      resolution has nothing to do with the size of screens. if that was true all 1080p monitors or tvs would be bigger but they aren’t. Some are small some are big

  • Anonymous

    Seriously, we’re well into 2011 – why are all of the leaked phone pictures so blurry?

  • Mikedeamicis

    hey, look close at the bottom edge of the front on the “bionic” the one on the right in the bottom pic. that looks like the bottom edge of the top slider on the drod3 i was just looking at in the store. i know, it might just be the screen meeting the bezel, but the pick is just so shitty i think it
     was taken with an icraple

  • http://twitter.com/Monkdn Ray Baker

    Bionic is next phone for me…  then I wont feel bad ditching it in February/March/April for the next gen phones.. Unless for some reason we get a release date for the SGS II, and it is within a few weeks of the bionic.  ‘m sick of waiting so the horizon phones dont matter that much…  Wasted my time with the charge…  man that phone is slow coming from an OC DX.  

  • Mikedeamicis

    i was holding my breath for this thing since the first rumored specs dropped. but in all honestly those specs are now 10 months and a generation behind. reading ab out the new snapdragon 1.5 dual fore chips and hearing about the power management and the possible cooler running phones, i might as well hold my breath 30 more days and get the whatchamacallit htc is dropping to replace the thunderbolt in october. i mean, heat is a huge issue with these phones. i like games and some of the higher end 3d online games make the phone hot. it gets to a point when the screen is no longer able to detect my touch because it is warmer than my fingers. this is also an issue outside when the phone is in your pocket all nice and warm and your cold little fingers will not work on the touch screen. this is a die hard argument for physical keyboards also. the bioninc is still a sexy beast, but for the coin and commitment, it cannot be out of date when i buy it, and knowing something twice as good is less than a month away makes it out of date to me. and two 1.5ghz cores is well past twice as good as a dual core sharing 1ghz. i do not knoiw if the bionic will have the heat issuse my droid and droid 3 have, but the boys at htc are bragging about their reduction in heat and it sounds reasonable to me. 

    • Anonymous

      That’s cell phone technology .. every phone will be outdated every 3 months and so forth. My contract is up and I’m gonna settle with this phone. As long as it has a gig of ram, big screen, and HD video I’m fine. Would love to wait for vigor but then when that happens something else will be on here to get us hyped up.

    • Anonymous

      With the lower power snapdragon maybe HTC will finally have comparable battery life to everyone else.  Btw, 1.5 GHz does not mean two times the performance, nowhere close in fact.  The OMAP4 is faster per clock than the dual core snapdragon, it’s faster at 1 GHz than the snapdragon is at 1.2 GHz so don’t expect much of an improvement with 300 MHz more.

  • Chimera

    Does anyone else think 4.5” is almost to big. I feel like we’re getting into the Dell Streak category here.

    • http://twitter.com/Monkdn Ray Baker

      Thought it was confirmed to be 4.3

      • Droiiid

        yeah but look back at the bottom of article. just updated and shows that the bionic’s screen is in fact bigger than the charge’s 4.3 screen

    • Anonymous

      Heck no! bigger the better!

      • DBK

        Agree and disagree. 4.5 is definitely big, but manageable. Anything bigger would be too big and would be in tablet territory.

  • Joos519

    OH GOD!  Did they use the OG camera to take these picture.  Probably the same type of camera that the Bionic will have only with more MP.  I used to get a semi when there was news about this device.  But now, I just get gas!  Moving on!

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisCorp ChristopherCorpening

    What I want to know is why is there a lip at the bottom making it look like a slide out phone? I am not a fan of the lip…

    • kq

      don’t think its a slanted lip like droid 3. its part of the aluminum trim around the phone, flat and probably slightly raised above screen

  • Rick Lopez1

    I wish the motorola logo was agonized red…that would really set off

  • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

    Meh…I’m not impressed.  The excitement wore off in Feb.  I’m just not seeing the big deal here anymore.

    • Anonymous

      yet, you are still here looking?

  • http://twitter.com/RobbThundr Robb Manlapaz

    whats that intentionally blurred out text next to the verizon logo in the front shot?

    • Anonymous

      probably the employee number or whoever was testing it’s number which is why they blurred it out so they dont get reprimanded for this pic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586268256 Daniel Churco

    I really want a 4.5″ screen!!!

  • Cuz97

    Glad to see the dual speakers

    • Anonymous

      Dual? I just see one just like the Droid X.

      • Anonymous

        There’s one at the bottom and another at the top just above the camera.

  • Anonymous

    Removed due to idiodicy…

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Droiiid

    I think he took it in a dark room and smudged the screen on purpose so you can’t see what device/hand took the picture

  • Droiiid

    I think he took it in a dark room and smudged the screen on purpose so you can’t see what device/hand took the picture

  • faber

    More locked up junk

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    looks like a glorified Droid X. 

  • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

    That definitely looks way bigger than the Charge. This is gonna be 4.5″ no? Maybe that’s one of the major differentiators between this and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Which would make more sense as to why they are slated to be released on the same day. 

  • tomNasty

    I don’t do MOTO….if that phone has the same screen that the droid 3 does on to the next phone

  • Itsover

    How come every time Kellex post up something about the Bionic there be like 200 + comments and half of them are hatters! 

    • http://twitter.com/reggie1225 Reginald Jefferson

      I see no “hatters” posting here.

    • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

      haters gonna hate.

  • Lenny

    Damn blurry pictures.  You guys needs photography lesson 101. Grip the damn camera firmly for still shots.

  • motta2003

    I kind of like the original (‘old’) design better.  I’m thinking of giving the wife the Thunderbolt and getting the Vigor when it comes out…

  • Anonymous

    Why in the hell are these pics always so blurry?  Learn how to use a camera!!!

  • blah

    gay

    • Anonymous

      homosexual?   

  • droidlvr

    Finally we see it in the flesh. can’t wait to get it!

    • Anonymous

      We have seen it in the flesh for awhile now lol where have you been?

  • PAPA CHUBBY

    BOING !

  • Itsover

    Yo kellex next time tell you good friend to do a hands on video! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AI3BHGGJBP6GJNSDFSMWTZFRAI Dominooch

    Does anyone else see the logos blurred out? The front bottom left corner. What did they blur out?

    • Anonymous

      probably has the person’s employee number and if they put them on moto/vzw could see and know who leaked the pics and fire them

    • Anonymous

      That’s the engineering sample device ID.

  • DROID VADAR

    This is what the droid x2 should’ve been and looked like. It looks like a refresh of the x with a front facing camera and lte. dx2 was a rip off

  • Anonymous

    Can anybody tell if the screen is bigger.. sure seems longer than the charge.

  • Anonymous

    Can anybody tell if the screen is bigger.. sure seems longer than the charge.

  • Anonymous

    lousy freaken pictures. Playing games, don’t like freaken games. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000080343537 Dylan Hageman

    Yes indeed

  • Corymcnutt

    I think it looks GREAT…with an extended battery, that back will be smooth…besides, it looks sexy the way the hump is 1/2 the phone…should feel great in your hand.

    • Anonymous

      the droid 3 extended battery doesnt add any size to it so maybe they will make the same one for the bionic.

  • http://Deodexed.com Deodexed

    If you have 3g unlimited, will the upgrade to 4g be unlimited as well? 

    • Wunderwaffe

      yes

    • T1369

      yes it will.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what Verizon has stated, since they aren’t distinguishing between 3G and 4G (same data prices).

  • [email protected]

    Oh, those are the HDMI and Micro USB ports by the 4G logo. Thought that was an effed up place for a volume rocker. LOL. Will not buy on release like I have other Motorola products, learned my lesson with the Xoom and D3.

    • Anonymous

      What’s wrong with the D3?