Motorola and Sprint debut Photon 4G in NYC

The Photon 4G – which debuted today in NYC – features a slew of tricked out specs, including Nvidia’s 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip, a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen display, dual cameras and a kickstand for hands-free viewing.

The smartphone runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and features Motorola’s webtop app, which allows users to easily access and create content from a larger screen while connected to a Motorola accessory dock.

As noted above, the Photon boasts dual cameras: an 8 megapixel, dual-LED flash camera with front-facing webcam to store photos and videos directly on the device, and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat.

Additional specs include:

  • 16GB of onboard memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of 48GB.
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks and one while roaming internationally on GSM.
  • Worldphone capabilities to access emails, calendars and news from locations around the globe.
  • Capable of using the webtop application while connected to a Motorola accessory dock to open, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents using cloud-based web apps via the full Mozilla Firefox browser.
  • Compliant with IT device security policies typically required by enterprises and government entities.


The Photon 4G is slated to be available this summer. Pricing, final specs and a full list of accessories will be provided by Motorola and Sprint closer to launch.