According to Tianjin, the Atrix 3, like the original Atrix and the Atrix 2, is compatible with Motorola’s Lapdock, which transforms the smartphone into a laptop. It also says the superphone will pack a quad-core Tegra 3 chip by NVIDIA coupled with 2 GB of RAM under the hood.
Other rumored specs include a 4.3 inch 720p display, a 10 megapixel camera, and a massive 3300mAh battery. It seems conventional phone batteries will be ill-equipped to handle the Atrix 3’s monster hardware.
If this report is true, the Atrix 3 will directly compete with other quad-core superphones expected to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month. These include the Huawei Ascend D1 Q and the HTC One X.
Tianjin reports that this is only a concept phone for now, but if it does make it to shops it looks to sport similar designs compared to predecessor. However, the smartphone does not sport any physical buttons on the bottom of the display, which suggests that smartphone will ship running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). ICS was first featured on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It too does not sport any physical buttons on the bottom of the screen.
So when do we get to see the superphone? Hopefully, we get to see the Atrix 3 in MWC 2012 alongside other quad-core superphones such as the HTC One X and the Huawei Ascend D1 Q.