Since the Motorola Droid has received a successor only a few months after its release, there’s no reason that the Droid X wouldn’t get the same treatment. And, according to HotHardware, a trusty source has informed them that the Droid X will, indeed, have a successor that will launch later this year.
The phone is codenamed Daytona at the moment, but the name it will be sold in may be Droid X2 – and that would make sense, especially considering that one of the main additions to it compared to the original will be a dual-core processor.
The Droid X2 will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core 1 GHz CPU. The only other major improvement as opposed to the original will be in the screen resolution, which will get bumped up to 960×540 (the Droid X has a resolution of 854X480). The screen size, however, will remain the same, still at 4.3 inches. The upcoming Motorola Atrix 4G will also have a 960×540 screen, so this makes sense and it looks like it will be Moto’s resolution of choice for its high-end smartphones for some time to come.
The Motorola Droid X for Verizon
Other than that, the Droid X2 will be identical to the Droid X, even on the outside. Interestingly, the battery capacity will remain the same – let’s hope that dual-core goodness won’t take a great toll there. The camera will be 8 MP, but improved to take pictures faster. There will be a microSD card slot, and details about the integrated RAM and ROM are still unknown.
The Droid X2 will apparently launch with Android 2.2 Froyo on board, which is a bit disappointing, considering that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is already out on Google’s Nexus S and will surely be coming to other devices in the mean time.
The Motorola Droid X2 will be available in the US from Verizon. The pricing isn’t known yet, but expect it to fall in line with other high-end smartphones. It’s also unclear if the Droid X2 will be LTE capable or not.
We’ll keep you posted.
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