by Bams Sadewo, 11 months ago
It’s always a pleasure to be the bearer of good news, especially when it comes to sharing with people what we know about an impending arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich on their Android devices. But…
We’ve been hearing about Motorola’s follow-up(s) to the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx for many months now, with rumors and leaks sometimes contradicting one another. We’ve had quite the controversy on what processor will power the new Razr HD, but also about the upcoming flagship’s rear-facing shooter. Two very different sets of “leaked” pics have also helped increase the confusion, though it was pretty obvious they were from different pre-production stages.
In another dazzling turn of events, a report surfaced on the web a few days ago, saying that, aside from the Razr HD, Moto will also release a Razr Maxx HD with a mammoth battery. That surely made us ecstatic, especially that the source of the rumor almost guaranteed that both phones will see the light of day at the exact same time – the first-generation Razr and Razr Maxx were released three months apart.
Before that report could even sink in though, another one came to shatter our hopes and dreams. According to a Phone Arena tipster, there has never been a Razr Maxx HD version planned, so not only it won’t come in October, it will never come period.
Instead, Motorola will try to make everyone happy by boosting the original Razr’s battery capacity from a rather modest 1,780mAh to a more decent 2,530mAh, according to the same “tipster”. That’s still way behind the Razr Maxx’s “juice”, which rocked a 3,300mAh battery, but it might actually bring the best of two worlds. We could see a 2,530mAh battery able to power a phone for a full day’s “work”, while at the same time keep the bulkiness level of the gadget at a minimum.
On the other hand, if Moto really wants to appease everyone in terms of battery life with only one device, it really has to do one more thing. Make that Razr HD’s battery a removable one, therefore allowing users to always keep a spare.
Moving on from this entire battery controversy, we should tell you that Phone Arena’s anonymous source has one more bad news for all of us who are excited about the Razr HD. It therefore seems that Moto’s upcoming flagship will only come with an 8MP rear-facing camera, and not that 13MP shooter that earlier reports seemed to point towards.
Other than that, the tipster has no more surprises for us, “confirming” that the Razr HD will in fact feature a Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, a 4.6-inch HD display with ColorBoost technology, a microSD card slot and the running of Android 4.0 ICS upon launch with a Jelly Bean update scheduled for later. As for the phone’s release, the exact date is of course still unknown, but it should happen sometime in late October or early November at the latest.
Anyone (still) excited about the Droid Razr HD? Would you be willing to compromise on the autonomy if the battery were to be user removable? How about the rear-facing camera? Is an 8MP sensor too low for a late 2012 phone?