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Motorola Prepares "True" iPhone 5 Rival: Meet the Droid X2

If you thought the six-month old Atrix was going to be the handset Motorola will pitch against the Apple iPhone 5, you were wrong. The US-based phone maker has yet another handset called the Droid X2 which promises to be a tough cookie, as far as the hardware is concerned.

The smartphone builds upon the original Droid X and should be just ahead of the Atrix when it comes to the company's pecking order. The two share the same hardware specification according to Droid-life which managed to get hold of the launch presentation package.

Motorola kept the same 4.3-inch qHD capacitive screen with a resolution of 960x540 pixels and the dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz. Out goes Android Froyo and the five megapixel camera though, replaced by an eight-megapixel model and Gingerbread.

However, the Atrix has the upper hand when it comes to onboard storage (16GB onboard), the front facing camera and the battery capacity (1930mAh vs 1540mAh). It will come with an 8GB onboard SD card, continuous AF, dual LED flash and sports 1080p HDMI mirroring.

The Droid X2 will be launched on Verizon on the 26th of May; no details yet regarding the price of the handset or whether the handset will be launched outside the US.

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