Motorola Droid Bionic Dual-Core: Confirmed as NVIDIA

At OSM We’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re very excited about the Motorola Droid Bionic, a 4G phone coming to Verizon, rumored for release in mid April. Up until now although we knew a lot of specs for the Bionic and knew that it would have a 1GHz dual-core processor but we didn’t know more than that. However we now hear confirmation that the Bionic will feature the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and that news will please a lot of people.

We’ve previously compared the Droid Bionic to the HTC Thunderbolt but although the Thunderbolt is impressive it only has the single-core processor. We’ve also compared the Motorola Droid Bionic to the Motorola Atrix 4G and the upcoming Droid Charge. In fact we now learn the Bionic has one and the same processor as the Atrix 4G, which was released on AT&T in February.

From what we’ve learned so far the Droid Bionic has an awful lot going for it, and after concerns today that the Atrix has some kind of voice quality issues, the Droid Bionic may be receiving even more customers. It’s certainly set to be a big hit, especially as it will be released for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The news that the Bionic’s processor will be the NVIDIA Tegra 2 comes to us from Chuong Nguyen over on GottaBeMobile, who got the official confirmation whilst at CTIA 2011 yesterday from NVIDIA itself.

Previously Nguyen had been informed that the dual-core processor on the Bionic would come from Texas Instruments. When Nguyen questioned Motorola reps they were unwilling to clarify the conflicting info, although NVIDIA certainly did. If you want to find out more about the Droid Bionic, head to the Motorola product page here where it’s listed as ‘coming soon.’ You may also be interested in our comparison of the Droid Bionic vs. the LG G2x, or indeed a comparison against the HTC Pyramid here, which is also rumored to be a dual-core 4G phone, coming to T-Mobile.

We can’t wait for the release of the Bionic to see if it’s a good as hoped for and if it is, with its 4G capability it could be a real challenge to the iPhone 5. What are your thoughts on that NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor coming to the Droid Bionic? Are you eagerly awaiting the Bionic’s release? Lets us know with your comments.

  • Sean

    I have read up on phones such as the new Motorola Droid Bionic. With all its capabilities has anyone thought about the battery life? I mean a "dual core processor" along with all the web capabilities etc… This phone is great but people are going to be carrying around a phone that they can't use most of the time because the battery will be dying quick and be on the charger somewhere constantly. Has anyone thought about an extended battery option so this doesn't happen? No one created an extended battery for the original Motorola Droid and it runs out of power very quickly. Think of the name "Droid" for a good minute. Robots and droids require a lot of power to function for their masters so why should the cell phone be any different???

    • BachinPhx

      We have all thought about the battery. So did Motorola which is why they are putting in a 1930mah battery which should do just fine. Unlike the HTC Thunderbolt which was just released with a 1400mah battery. Now THAT would be of concern but not the larger battery in the Bionic. Bring it on baby!

  • batonrouge

    I would like input from someone with advanced knowledge of these phones, battery tech history of htc/Motorola as well. I have decided to switch to Verizon, but the Bionic's upcoming release is holding me back. I have owned the EVO 4G (Thunderbbolt's brother) since June 2010 and battery-life, although not a dealbreaker, has been it's biggest issue. If Bionic's battery proves to last ANY longer than it's HTC competitor (even if it's a bigger battery), I'm sold. Besides, I already prefer Motorola's new devides and this units features. But I want to switch to Verizon yesterday.

  • liowik

    You can always buy a larger battery.. I have a 2150mah in my incredible and 2 batteries allows me greater options for additional power.. so its not such a big deal.

  • Bob

    All I know is my Thunderbolt has a crappy battery and a crappy signal in my house and I drop calls al the time… as soon as that bionic comes out I'm getting my Business rep to flip me over to the bionic as fast as he can. the Thunderbolt is crazy fast (thanks to verizon) but the battery and signal is I get out of the deal the worst! Don't but the Thunderbolt!!! its junk!