Nokia wasn’t the only company keen to show off some new smartphones this week, as Motorola also held an event where it debuted three exciting new Android smartphones – the Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD and the Droid Razr M.
Now, before everyone gets too excited, this was an event held with the US network Verizon, and two of the phones on display are only suitable for a CDMA network and not a UK GSM network.
Anyway, on with the new hardware. The top of the range phone is the Razr HD, which boasts a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display, with an HD resolution and a Gorilla Glass covering. Powering the Razr HD is a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, while an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture takes care of your snaps.
This specification is shared by the Razr Maxx HD, with the difference between them lying in the battery. The Razr HD has a 2500mAh battery that will provide 16 hours of talktime, but the Maxx HD has a 3300mAh battery, so owners can expect 21 hours of talktime and 13 hours of video playback.
The Razr M is a little different, as despite it having the same processor, amount of RAM and camera as the Raxr HD pair, it has a smaller 4.3-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 960 x 540 pixel resolution. This is notable because the Razr M’s screen has almost no bezel at all, so it manages to squeeze in 40-percent more screen area than an iPhone 4S, although it has almost the same size chassis.
Motorola also said a standard GSM version of the Razr M would be made available, which will drop both 4G LTE connectivity and the Droid name. Expect to hear more at Motorola’s UK event on 19 September.
All three phones use Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which is slightly unusual given that Motorola is owned by Google, although an update to Jelly Bean by the end of the year. They’re also all compatible with Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
The Razr HD and Maxx HD will go on sale before 2013, while the Razr M will hit US shelves next week, where it’ll be priced at $99 with a two-year contract.