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Another New DROID Bionic Gallery Surfaces, Looking More Beautiful by the Minute

Fresh off of our DROID Bionic gallery from yesterday afternoon, we have a second set of pics that may be a little less blurry in some instances.  Still no perfect profile shots, but we do get a clearer look at the front side including that metallic chin, a 2.3.3 lock screen (which we’re sure/hoping will be gone at launch), notification light, and that big ol’ mysteriously-sized screen.  This phone is really matching up perfectly to all of those shots we saw back in June through a variety of overseas forums.

This device has been one of the most hotly debated around Droid Life since the Thunderbolt’s delay fiasco and we all know how that device has faired.  Let’s hope Moto and Verizon end up surprising us with this one.  It feels like we deserve something spectacular after a year of so-so phones.  According to the leaked roadmap from yesterday, the Bionic could be headed for a September 8th release which is 35 days to be exact.

*Note – As some of have pointed out in the comments, the 4G logo has moved to a different spot than what we saw yesterday.  We’re pretty sure this phone is just a slightly older build than what you saw in the other gallery.  And that would make sense since this is running older software.  No major changes though.

Gallery after the break.  

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  • Anonymous

    Looked at the EXIF data, looks like these were taken by a Motorola phone.  Camera’s gotten better?

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  • Anonymous

    If its a slider this will be a deal breaker for me.  If they consider this a enhancement they are crazy.  Old design better!  NO SLIDER!

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  • Dominick

    Don’t know if people said this already but I’m guessing that that lip will be not just for grip but to protect the touch sensitive buttons (if not also the screen), making it harder to accidentally touch them when putting it in a case/holster or in one’s pocket?

  • Thickmadame114

    I don’t like that it looks like the droid but I still want it. Also I hope the camera and flash are better because the x camera is horrible in the dark where samsung cameras are bright.

    • Thickmadame114

      Correction I don’t like that it looks like droid x

  • Anonymous


  • M Ohana

    like this phone but i like the old design better. …  this should have been the droid X2 … instead of wasting money and creating a whole new phone and name they could have just said hey lets make this the droid X2 … 

  • Anonymous

    Its a slider. Follow the bottom right edge of the top piece. I may be wrong but until some better images come out i am still convinced that these photos are of a slider.

    • Anonymous

      if its a slider i will not be getting it…

    • Anonymous

      Have you heard any other rumors?  This phone IS NOT a slider, that is reserved for the OG DROID and it’s successors.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, you are kinda late on that response.

  • Anonymous

    What’s beautiful about that? Looks like the original droid. Yes it does.

  • mathwiz
  • mathwiz

    The blue lock screen showing the time, also has 3d.  The battery icon looks a little blurred, the times have shadows.  The time in the center has shadows on both sides.  Everything else is in focus.

    • Flippindewd

      Actually, i think it’s just blur from the camera.  On the lock screen, the little white light at the very top right of the phone has the “shadow” also.

  • mathwiz

    The screen with the red electronics background is 3D.  The inside, back of a box is recessed.

  • mathwiz

    It is a 4.5″ screen!

    Using 1 cm for the charger.  Measure the verticle pixels 65 (a little diagonal) along the edge of the phone.  Measure the the centerline of the phone top to bottom 875 (same diagonal).  Divide 875 / 68 = 13.46 cm.  Divide by 2.54 = 5.3″.  Upscale the other images to 5.25 to 5.3″ and the screen is 4.5″.  Thank you Pythagorean.

  • NEX

    Verizon changed their logo on the phone?

  • Wingandaprayer72

    People, look at the photos.  This phone does not have a lip!  It does not resemble the droid 1, 2 or 3.  Look at the photos.  it is an angled piece of plastic at the bottom.  It is a clean new design.  It drives me crazy that people think this phone has a flat chin like the OG droid…IT DOES NOT.

  • I’m sure people are gonna be stoked for the constant redraw the phone is gonna rock, the choppy lag that blur brings and locked down to the ground system it also rocks.

  • Mojer74

    Don’t beat me up too bad….but…doesn’t this look like it has a keyboard underneath the screen.

    • Mojer74

      My bad. Should have looked at all the pics first! Does look like a chin in the first pic.


  • Anonymous

    Looks like image 5 shows the pentile.  Hmpfh.

  • MullenWinsAgain

    What’s with all you fanboys commenting that you want a sexy phone?  Do you freaks walk around with little chubbies because you have a cool looking phone with an equally cool name that doesn’t mean anything?  It’s a damn cell phone.  I’ll bet if they designed it to look like a phallus, a bunch of you would comment that it’s not veiny enough.

  • Anonymous

    DON’T GIVE ME NO LIP!!! Lol…

  • Anonymous

    I noticed on the back it only says 4G, not 4GLTE..

    • Bigsike

      Just worry if it says “2G”

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see that ugly bump on the back of phone around the camera. I a hoping it comes with a smooth back, that bump was turning me away from what looks to be one hot phone. Have the Thunderbolt and will probably still jump on this one and share my time between phones. Motorola makes great phones, hoping it comes with an unlockable bootloader, I have to be able to root it and flash roms.

  • Even though I’m skeptical on this phone, it looks pretty damn sexy. 
    ALSO…it’s cool that it’s gonna be bogged down by Motoblur. 

  • Bbrutcher

    if this phone does indeed havethe same qhd crap that my x2 has not a chance in hell i would waste my money on it!

  • decisionsdecisions

    Im a little torn between which phone to get here.  either this bionic or the vigor.

    the bionic is going to have 1gig of ddr2 ram, wireless charging cover, 8mp camera, longer expected battery life over htc, and that solid droid feel.

    where as the vigor will have a 1.5 dual processor, and that 720 screen.  don’t know if the ram will be ddr2 or not, let alone how much of it will be there

    i cant remember if the bionic is going to have that 3d acceleration chip like the vigor will.

    and htc is more likely to have an unlocked boot loader before the bionic ever will.

  • Are we absolutely certain that this baby doesn’t have a keyboard?  If it does, as a D3 owner, I’m going to be Mister Pissed!

    • waiting

      it has been considered a candy-bar form factor which means no

  • Anonymous

    HAH!!! The screen DOES NOT meet the logo! Told y’all the ‘shopped photos yesterday were embellished! Sorry for the tys…

  • All you haters need to stop hate’n on the DL team and on any photos/info that is offered to them that they generously pass on to us.

  • Gary Cims

    These pics make the screen more like 4.3″ compared to the earlier pics which were analyzed to 4.5″.

  • Fd2blk78

    And its sitting tthere with a dead battery. A little foreshadowing?

    Took my tbolt off tje charger today and it drained 10 percent in about 20 minutes in my pocket. Over it.

    • Anonymous

      unplugged mine at 150pm today and @ 235pm it’s at 87%…

      • Anonymous

        this is why I’m surprised so many people think the HTC Vigor would be any different

  • Anonymous

    This thing looks like a giant Droid3 or something, I will compare with the HTC Vigor the SG2 though fast as hell will be old news.  The HTC Vigor with a 1.5ghz dual core looks aot more promising to me, will have to see the rest of the specs. 

    Hey, where’s the 2ghz dual core devices 😛

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully htc figured something out with battery or Atleast throw a huge battery in it.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, looks like HTC and Samsung are taking the lead in Android devices while Moto is still trying to catch up from their blunders lol

    • James_Ever

      It looks more like the DROID2 series just larger. Its bigger though. I am still wondering about the screen, I have a Droid3 and while pixelation is not a problem on this device I see what many of those talking about the DroidX2 and the PenTile screen, as the larger it is the more noticeable it does become. So if the screen is 4.5′ then people may notice it. I hope not though for all of those that have been waiting on this device.

  • Anonymous

    So do you recommend this phone kellex?

  • OG Droid

    With all the bitching on here, you would think it was a bunch of women on here complaining about every little thing. SHUT UP!!!

    • Anonymous


  • bmos

    Damn every one on ths site just bitches and complains all the time. Your entitled to your opinion but damn. I’m going to get this phone 4g is a big deal and Moto taking their time to release this phone hopefully no problems like the rushed thunderbolt. Just wish it was 1.2 ghz

    • Anonymous

      if they just unlocked the damn bootloader it will go as fast as you like it.

  • I sincerely hope this is not the final build, when the Bionic was originally announced, and long before it was scrapped and start over again several times, the original render looked SO much better. It’s…ugly now 🙁

  • guest
  • Matt

    Why is it so hard to get quality pics when phone’s come with 8 mega pixels these days???

    • Anonymous

      it depends on a number of things matt

      low light = slow shutter speeds = blurry pictures
      low light + no flash = blurry pictures
      low light + no flash + nervous tester hands = blurry pictures

      before you guys start ragging on the person who is taking the pictures please realize his whole job depends on what he is doing right now. If he gets caught he will lose his job. To some people that’s pretty important and not worth getting professional pictures over.

      • waiting

         not only that you can actually see dust on the camera lens

        • Anonymous

          that would be quite a feat if they used the same phone to take pictures of itself. that would be truly bionic

  • waiting

    wasn’t this phone supposed to have one of those back covers that can wirelessly charge the device on one of those pads?
     if so than how can it make full contact with that hump where the camera is?

    • Droiiid

      the bottom of the phone will also touch down…..it will just be on an incline

      • waiting

        yes but there will be a big gap of space between the bottom edge and the peak of the hump because it is concave

        • Droiiid

          right so they’ll just put the charging contacts at the bottom edge

          • waiting

            you could be right there as i don’t have the knowledge of how exactly those types of chargers work.  i don’t know exactly how much surface contact they need to make the charge happen

  • guest

    Check this out. Anyone got more info on this Bat?

  • formula

    that screen looks horrendous… non-existent black levels.

  • Anonymous

    lets hope all those “charging 0%” and “charging 10%” screens arent common…

  • Jason

    UGHHHH! If you don’t like the damn phone don’t get it!! Shut up already about it! Most people are going to get this because everyone that got a OG droidlike myself is coming up on a upgrade, they won’t wait months to see whats around the corner so they will get this. There aren’t that mant people either that can afford to go get new phones every 2 months either so this will be what most will have for the next 20 months! Tired of all the damn complaining lately!!!

    • Anonymous

      couldn’t have said it better myself

    • Jason

      And shut up about the pentile screens to! If you wouldn’t have read from here on droid-life you wouldnt have even known!!!

      • Stelv81

        I noticed the pentile right away at the store when the droid x2 first came out. It was like I was looking at the screen through a pair of mesh shorts.

        • Anonymous

          Same here. The screen alone kept me from dropping the hammer on upgrading from the DX to the DX2.

        • Sean

          not gonna lie: it’s mostly noticeable on the white “activate” screen.. I’m gonna have to inspect it further in-store; however, if penTile means greater battery life, then it’s not an absolute deal breaker. also, despite the low battery life on my buddies EVO 3D, I would want to compare it with the HTC Vigor. on the other hand, the sooner I can ditch my busted D1, the better- and I’m not waiting for Oct/Nov for this HTC thing to drop.

      • tanknspank

        Everything alright..? O.o

        I would like to point out though that the screen is actually pretty noticeable, if you keep an eye out for things like that like some of us do.

      • MotoTrollolololol

        U MAD?

    • Anonymous

      This post makes me wonder why I can’t click the Like button 15 times.  Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I just got a call from Verizon because I have three lines eligible for upgrade and when I mentioned waiting for the Bionic the representative told me they were now calling it the Bionic Targa. She also mentioned that some features were dropped. I’m taking everything she said with a grain of salt 1.) because she’s just a customer sales representative in a call center and 2.) because she may have been trying to persuade me to buy any other phone right away to get me locked into another contract.

    • Stelv81

      What features did they say were dropped? Manufactures have been having trouble incorporating lte and newer hardware.

      • Anonymous

        She didn’t specify and I could only assume she was trying to downplay the Bionic so I would get something else right away instead of waiting.

  • Scea67

    More beautiful by the minute???? I see nothing special about the looks of this phone ? Looks like a cross between the Droid x and the Droid ? We waited all this time for that?? I so much preferred the original design !!! This is crap!!

    • Stelv81

      It looks like a cross between the Droid X and Crap actually.

  • dang you guys beat me to the blackberry charger comments!