Sprint’s Motorola Photon 4G serious Samsung Galaxy S2 contender

Motorola and Sprint Nextel are teaming up to launch Sprint’s first 4G Android device – the Photon 4G.

The Motorola Photon 4G features a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and is powered by Nvidia 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor. The Photon boasts 1GB of RAM and 16GB of flash storage with the possibility to expand ROM storage up to 48GB via a 32GB storage card. The Photon runs Android latest OS software Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is a world phone, something rare for a Sprint phone. Running on Sprint’s 4G WiMax network in the US, the Photon will run on GSM bandwidth everywhere else in the world.


The Photon has many optional products including a docking station. The docking station idea is similar to the Motorola Atrix phone in that you can use your phone as a computer. The difference is that the Photon does not have a laptop screen with its docking station. The Motorola Photon 4G docking station allows an LCD screen or TV to be used as an external display device. It will also allows the connection of external USB mouse and keyboard. One cool little thing is that you can still use your smartphone to make phone calls even when connected to the docking station.
The Motorola Photon also includes a kickback stand to hold it in place when watching a movie.

At the moment there is no precise detail on a release date and price. All we know is that you can expect the Motorola Photon 4G by the end of the summer. With specs like these, the Motorola Photon 4G Wimax is also a serious contender to the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S2.