by Bern Oliver, 1 year ago
Sarah Tew/CNET There isn’t much of a difference between the Motorola Droid Razr and the Motorola Razr MAXX, although we can say that the latter’s battery performance is ten times better than its younger Razr…
One of the biggest players in the smartphone market a couple of years back, Motorola has dropped out of the spotlight lately and has only made waves with the Razr Maxx’s humongous battery. However, Moto might look to get back in the game soon, as there have been reports for a while about a new high-end Razr HD coming to Verizon.
Yesterday, we spotted the Razr HD in a leaked Cellebrite internal document going by the model number XT926, and now we have some extra details about the phone. Furthermore, we have some bits of information about other upcoming Motorola smartphones and, while they’re far from official, they paint a good picture of what’s coming from Google's new subsidiary.
First off, let’s talk about the Razr HD, who now has a new moniker. Known a while back as the Droid Fighter, this big guy also seems to go by the name of Vanquish (at least in the international version, from my understanding). Both the Fighter and the Vanquish sound like pretty cool names for a high-end phone, so here’s hoping that Motorola will not brand this device as the Razr HD after all.
The Vanquish will be made available in the States from Verizon, but it could also be sold in the rest of the world, if we are to trust Pocket-Now’s sources. Its model number is XT926 for the US, XT922 and XT980 for China, and XT923 and XT925 for the rest of the world, in UMTS and LTE versions respectively.
As for its tech specs and features, the Vanquish (or Razr HD or whatever) will most likely come with a 1280 x 720 pixels resolution display and be powered by a dual-core S4 Krait processor.
The Asanti is the second Motorola phone to be released soon and will be made available from AT&T in the US. Codenamed XT898, the Asanti will itself enjoy a worldwide release, with model numbers XT897 and XT896 used outside US. Featuring 4G LTE connectivity, like the Vanquish, the Asanti will most likely come with a more modest display (a qHD at 960 x 540 pixels resolution) and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Next up, we have the Dinara, or the MB866, a probable successor to the Droid Bionic, set to come with LTE, a 13 MP rear-facing camera, a dual-core processor, and a 4.3-inch screen. We don’t know when this device is supposed to be released, but we’re almost sure that it will be an AT&T exclusive.
The Primus XT621 and the Yangtze XT881/XT885/XT886/XT889/MT887 are a couple of other Moto phones expected to come in 2012, but there are even less details available. In fact, the Primus is completely wrapped in mystery, while the Yangtze could be the Razr V, already unveiled in China with a 4.3-inch qHD display, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, and an 8 MP camera.
Finally, we’ve been knowing for a while that Sprint will come with a rehashed version of the Photon 4G, which currently goes by the (preliminary) name of Photon Q 4G LTE. We don’t know much about this device's features and specs, other than what we told you last month.
What do you think about Moto’s supposed future line of smartphones? Are you excited about any of these devices? Could this new device stable bring Motorola back to the top? Let us know in the comments section!