Don't look now, but we might soon have the fifth generation of Motorola's sliding QWERTY Droid smartphone. The first rumored images and specifications tied to the Motorola Droid 5 have emerged, suggesting that Verizon could soon announce the next-gen sliding QWERTY model.
If the photos are to be believed, Verizon and Motorola don't look to change things up too much when it comes to design. Indeed, the phone looks like it could reiterate last year's five-row sliding keyboard in the Droid 4.
Reportedly, the Droid 5 will feature a 4.3-inch 720p HD display and a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor. With only 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, however, the Motorola smartphone will definitely not compete on paper alone. Perhaps Moto should follow Apple's lead and name its phone the Droid 4S.
In addition, the Droid 5 may have NFC and wireless charging capability, both of which were absent in its predecessor. Diverging from recent Motorola Droid models, the Droid 5 might not have the Kevlar coating or water resistance of the Droid Razr/Maxx series.