by Darcy LaCouvee, 2 years ago
We have some fantastic news for QWERTY Android lovers, courtesy of an Industry insider kbman at Howard’s Forums! Finally, it looks like someone is stepping up to the dual-core QWERTY Android plate. While it’s not…
It looks like Motorola is getting ready to revive their RAZR brand with an upcoming phone for Verizon, called Droid RAZR, which is also known as Motorola Spyder (probably internationally). A tipster send some pictures and specs to TIMN, and it seems this phone is coming out by the end of the year.
So what are the specs for it? It will have an unnamed 1.2 Ghz dual core processor (Qualcomm? Exynos?), a 4.3″ display with a qHD 960×540 resolution – but there’s a big surprise here. The display will be Super AMOLED, which would be the first time a company outside Samsung themselves would use it in their phones. Not only that but it also has a resolution that is higher than the Galaxy S II’s 800×480 resolution, making the Spyder (or Droid RAZR if you will) the first phone with a qHD Super AMOLED display. It looks like Samsung is starting to license out their Super AMOLED display, and the only one that won’t get it will probably be Apple, which is in the process of severing their ties with Samsung.
This will also be a LTE phone, and seeing how LTE phones are usually thicker than most, I’m not sure how well the RAZR brand will fit this phone. Plus, it looks nothing like a Motorola RAZR clamshell from back in the days. But my guess is it will become the thinnest LTE phone out there once it hits the market, beating even their own Bionic.
The phone will come with 1 GB of RAM, which has become the standard in this year’s high-end phones, and I expect that with the arrival of quad core phones and tablets next year, we should start seeing 2 GB of RAM put in these devices.
Other features include an “HD” front-facing camera (finally moving away from VGA cameras), 8 MP rear camera, 1080p video recording, image stabilization, Motorola’s Webtop OS, and several new custom docks and a new version of the “lapdock” (hopefully one that is much cheaper this time).
Last, but not least, it seems the Motorola Spyder will have a Kevlar body and Gorilla Glass screen. That sounds like it will be one tough phone, but it remains to be seen if that’s the case in practice. They could certainly spin this in commercials, though.
What do you guys think? Does the Kevalr body make you consider it? What about the Super AMOLED display? And what if Samsung licensed not only Super AMOLED to them, but also Exynos? Would that make it much more interesting to you?