Motorola Atrix 3 could take gloss off Galaxy S III & iPhone 5
The Motorola Atrix 3 smartphone has been leaked and if the specs are anywhere near accurate this is one handset that many people will be looking out for. In fact Samsung and Apple might want to take note as the Atrix 3 could take the gloss off the upcoming Galaxy S III (S3) and iPhone 5.
The original Atrix Android smartphone was launched by Motorola last year and gained a lot of attention as one of the first dual-core processor handsets. It was followed quietly by the Atrix 2 but the Atrix 3 looks set to make huge waves and will make plenty sit up and take notice. Here’s a look at what’s expected for the Atrix 3, according to leaks. First off it will have an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 4.3-inch HD display with resolution of 1280×720 and an impressive 2GB of RAM. Camera-wise we’re looking at 10megapixels with dual-LED flash and it will sport a whopping 3300mAh battery.
It’s appearance is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus according to IntoMobile, sourced from Pocketnow, and something that will satisfy an awful lot of potential buyers is that it will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, as the Galaxy Nexus does. It remains to be seen of course, how much Motorola will impose itself upon ICS as whereas the Galaxy Nexus was a pure Google handset, the Atrix 3 is not. However a look through the first revealed specs and features reveals the Atrix 3 to be a hugely promising smartphone.
Over on Gotta Be Mobile the Atrix 3 is being described as “everything we loved about the Razr MAXX” with additions such as the faster processor and more. It’s also noted that the Razr MAXX has a similar sized battery to the 3300mAh that has been leaked for the Atrix 3 and that the MAXX achieves up to 38 hours of battery life, so that’s another good sign.
It’s not yet known when the Atrix 3 will be released but we’re hoping to find out more on that at MWC later this month. However we’re now wondering if this could be so popular that it could even overshadow the upcoming launches of the mighty Galaxy S III and iPhone 5. Of course these will both sell in huge numbers and some will always prefer Apple’s iOS as opposed to Android. However the Galaxy S III uses the same Android platform as the Atrix 3 will and so they will be in more direct competition with each other.
The Galaxy S III is also likely to be running Android 4.0 ICS and rumored specs have included a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 10 to 12-megapixel rear camera, 1.5 to 2GB of RAM, a 2250mAh battery and possibly a 1.8GHz quad-core processor so there could be very little to choose between the Galaxy S III and the Atrix 3. An event is being held in March to reveal the Galaxy S III so hopefully a release will be with us by early summer at the latest. Meanwhile the iPhone 5 is also being speculated to include a quad-core processor and possibly LTE connectivity although as usual with Apple products it’s all a closely guarded secret. It’s possible that the iPhone 5 will be launched in June.
It certainly seems as though from what we know so far the Atrix 3 could give the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 a run for their money, as well as many of the other quad-core devices rumored to be on the way. We’ll be listening out for more news on the Motorola Atrix 3 from Mobile World Congress and you can be sure we’ll keep you informed. What are your thoughts on the Atrix 3? If these specs turn out to be the real deal might you make this your next smartphone? Let us know with your comments.
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