September 20, 2011 2:23 pm
Update: According to their sources, the Atrix 2 will not be LTE-capable despite previous hints as to the otherwise. Sorry for the confusion!
We know that Rogers and Bell are in the process of rolling out Canada-wide LTE networks to satiate the millions of data-hungry mobile users across the nation. We also know that Rogers (but not Bell) is releasing an LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy S II later this year.
Now screenshots have leaked of an upcoming refresh to the Atrix, which internally at Motorola is going by the codename Edison, on the way to AT&T.
The good news is that AT&T’s upcoming LTE network is using the same AWS spectrum as our carriers’, with a view to the upcoming 700Mhz spectrum, too, when it’s auctioned off next year.
Other specs include a 1.2-1.5Ghz dual-core chip, most likely powered by Texas Instrument’s OMAP SoC, an 8MP camera capable of 1080p video, and the newest version of Android (though Ice Cream Sandwich has not been confirmed). The screen also looks to be a shoe-in for the original’s qHD 960×540 pixel resolution, though with a slightly larger 4.3″ or 4.5″ screen.
Considering the Atrix was Bell’s first superphone, and is still a pretty beefy machine, the sequel will have some pretty high expectations. Hopefully they can improve the PenTile screen and smooth out the rough interface edges, and keep decent battery life, and they’ve got a surefire hit on their hands. One more pic after the break.