Motorola Droid 5 shows up again

Just a few weeks ago, Motorola DROID 5 made an appearance for the first time, making it clear that Verizon decided to continue the classic QWERTY Droid series. Now the Droid 5 is leaked again, and this time it is with the information we were looking forward to, the specifications of the smartphone. It is rumored that it will feature the following specs:



  • 4.3-inch 720p display (342 ppi)
  • Snapdragon MSM8960 dual-core Krait chipset with Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • microSD
  • NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • 5-row QWERTY keyboard

Well, if these are the final specs of the Droid 5, then I guess its a bitter disappointment. If it is launched by Verizon, it will be one of their top of the line smartphones, so at least a 2GB RAM or a quad-core processor is a must. However, lets wait for some official words from either Verizon or Motorola. Though the bright side is that it will feature wireless charging as well as NFC technology. Here’s the Droid 5 compared with the Motorola Photon Q.

Motorola-Droid-5-PhotonDo you think DROID 5 stands a chance in the world of Samsung Galaxy 4 and HTC One? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below.

VIA: PhoneArena

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  • aaron

    I have owned all of the Droid qwerty models so far and have been anxiously awaiting the Droid 5 hoping that someone, somewhere recognizes the dedicated consumer base requiring a physical keyboard. At last news of an update! But with the specs listed, why bother upgrading from my Droid 4? I guess that’s part of the plan. Release an outdated slider, then when people don’t jump all over it, you can say there’s no longer a demand for it and stop making them. Here’s to hoping this isn’t the case, but if I have to go all touch, it may not be a Motorola that I upgrade to.

  • nick007

    I don’t think the specs are much better than 4 but at least the phone is alittle better than 4. Me & some others have the 4 & having various problems with it from useing it a couple years. For example something to screwed up on my 4 & I can NOT update the Android OS from 4.1.2. My screen is scratched alittle & I’m having other problems with it. I’ll be eligable for an upgrade discount in July. I need a pysical keypad because I have a tremor disorder & feeling the keys makes typing much easier for me. Verizon isn’t selling the droid 4 anymore & the only android phone they have with a physical keypad rite now is the LG Enact which has slightly worse specs than the droid 4 I currently have. I’ve been holding out buying a used 4 because of my phone problems so I’ll hold out abit longer for the 5 even thou the specs suck compared to non-physical keypad phones.

  • 2 things that really matter to the Full Qwerty base:

    Physical Keyboard = good.
    Pre-installed with Android 5.1 (compatible for higher, hopefully 7.0) = good

    Keeping the D4 garantees nothing above 4.1.2 – but we knew that 6 months after its release. Very public – no surprise there.