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The Motorola Admiral is an Android smartphone with a 3.1-inch touchscreen display. It's powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a QWERTY keyboard. It also boasts the new Sprint Direct Connect feature, a new push-to-talk service. Under the hood is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB of internal storage with a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB of external storage. It has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash and shoots 480p video.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 23, 2011
  • Price at launch: $99.99


  • Height: 4.68 inches
  • Width: 2.44 inches
  • Thickness: 0.48 inches
  • Weight: 0.3 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Physical keypad: QWERTY
  • Rugged: Yes


  • Screen size (diagonal): 3.1 inches
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • Carriers: Sprint
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes


  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon
  • Model: MSM8655
  • Clock speed: 1.2 GHz


  • Internal size: 4 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD


  • Resolution: 5 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 480p
  • Video framerate: 30

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 2.3


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB


Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 1860 mAh


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