Motorola's and Verizon’s plans for the September 5 special event haven’t been a secret for a while, but a couple of details have been kept under wraps until now. We’ve known basically all there was to know about Moto’s future flagship, the Droid Razr HD, for some weeks, but the second device to be unveiled next week was still a mystery.
The XT907 was first spotted in a supposed leaked pic back in July, getting FCC certification a couple of weeks ago. The phone’s official name was revealed just a few days back, and, thanks to Engadget, we now have one more leaked image and an (almost) full spec sheet.
The Droid Razr M 4G LTE is just about confirmed now as a more budget-friendly Razr HD, although it will probably sport a somewhat different design than what we saw in the July leak. That’s good news though, because Engadget’s pic shows off a very sleek, thin and elegant Razr with an industrial overall look, sharp edges and a stylized back.
The horizontal bezel looks a bit on the thick side, but the vertical one is actually pretty thin. As for that “stylized” back, that might still be a bit of a gamble for Moto, as it could be considered tacky by some of you. Then again, the Kevlar backing should at least partially make up for any style objections you might have.
In terms of hardware, the Razr M might narrowly miss out on being called a true high-ender, but it will still come with some decent amount of “oomph”. The dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor is still the speed standard for many super-phones out there, while the 1GB of RAM will decently complement the CPU.
The M will sport a 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display with ColorBoost, Gorilla Glass 2 protection and 960 x 540 pixels resolution. Other features include 8GB of internal storage, microSD support, dual 8MP / 3MP cameras, NFC, Android 4.0 ICS, and, of course, 4G LTE speeds.
It’s obvious that for the Razr M to be called a true high-end device it would have needed to come with more internal memory and maybe even a better rear-facing camera, but for a mid-ranger the spec sheet is clearly not too shabby. Not to mention that front-facing webcam, which looks pretty exciting, being supposedly capable of recording 1080p clips.
One particular detail has been left out of the mix for now and it might actually be the one to decide Razr M’s future commercial success. We still know nothing about the 4.3-incher’s battery, which has been one of the main selling points of many Razr phones. We wouldn’t expect much from this little guy, as it’s only supposed to weigh 4.44 ounces, but maybe Moto will surprise us.
The handheld's pricing is itself still kept secret, but we're expecting everything to be revealed on September 5. Get back to our website then and, for now, tell us if you're at least intrigued about this Razr M.