Fantastic New Droid Bionic Photos Show Real Rival to Galaxy S II

Two of the upcoming smartphones that we’ve written about the most over the past months have been the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Samsung Galaxy S II (or S2). We’ve made no secret of our enthusiasm for the Motorola Droid Bionic despite the long saga leading up to its release and today we have seen some fantastic new photos that have only served to fire our enthusiasm further and that depict what looks like a real rival to the Galaxy S II.

The Galaxy S II is a runaway success already and will see a release in the US soon and only earlier today we found out that the Hercules on T-Mobile is that carriers Galaxy S2 variant. We know from response to our many previous articles on these two handsets that many of our readers have already made up their minds between the Galaxy S II and the Droid Bionic, but many of you have yet to make that choice.

The new photos of the Bionic come to us courtesy of an article over on Gotta Be Mobile by Adam Mills and follow hot-on-the-heels of new FCC documentation that we reported on yesterday showing the display size confirmed as a 4.3-inch qHD and further news earlier today where our Tim Ollason spoke of the large battery of the Bionic. If you’ve been waiting for the Bionic these new images that have been leaked are probably the best since the original photos of the Bionic before it was delayed for enhancements.

The four photos, some of which we’ve included in this post, show the Droid Bionic in detail from all sides. One is a full frontal while another side-on view shows the HDMI port and microUSB port and another side picture shows the volume rocker. There’s also a good look at the rear of the Bionic showing the 8-megapixel camera sensor, 4G LTE tag and also of course the Verizon logo.

In other Droid Bionic-related news we told you yesterday in our article about the FCC documentation (linked to above) that there was a possibility of it being a global phone although there was some confusion about this. Today Sara Yin over on PC Mag has noted that as we mentioned, the user manual for the Bionic listed by the FCC contained information from other device manuals. However Yin also points out that another section of the information provided by the FCC makes it clear that the Droid Bionic is NOT a global phone so that’s cleared that up.

Now you’ve had a further good look at the Droid Bionic, thought to be seeing a release next month, will you be making this your next smartphone? Maybe you’re disappointed that it will have a 4.3-inch display and not the 4.5-inch screen that was rumored and is on the Galaxy S II Hercules variant for T-Mobile? Let us know with your comments.

  • Anonymous

    That baby is thick!

  • Manny Subia

    ……that’s what SHE said!!

  • BrianB13

    With only a 1 ghz processor, grainy pentile matrix display, no GSM, a sad 0.3 mp front facing camera, no kickstand and not a slim phone, I doubt that I will buy it now. Looking at SGSII or HTC Vigor instead. And I’ve waited all year for the Bionic. I’m afraid its outdated and too little too late. I’m hearing a lot of Photon owners are returning their phones because they don’t like the display. I’ve heard a tester say that he was less than impressed with the Bionic’s display and performance. Performance is one of the main reasons to get this phone. I doubt I will wait around for the Dinara.