by Stefan Constantinescu, 9 months ago
Last week, Motorola announced three new Android smartphones. The Droid RAZR HD, the Maxx variant of that device, and then the “midrange” RAZR M. The RAZR M is already on sale, both on Verizon’s website and…
Despite being in the closest of relations with Google and therefore enjoying a privileged front-row seat at any new Android version premiere, Motorola is yet to become the fierce Samsung opponent we know (or hope) it can be.
And while we can’t exactly count on a Droid Razr M successor to overturn the company’s fortunes altogether, we’re excited to hear for the first time about a so-called Razr M HD. We don’t know how this new phone might look and when it could see the light of day (no, “sometime in 2013” is not an accepted ETA), but what we do have today is a spec sheet for the handheld.
Now, before moving any forward, we have to warn you – this is nothing else but an unverified rumor and those are, as you know, a dime a dozen. So what you should do is grab a bag of popcorn, an extra pound or two of salt and look at the following details as if you’d be watching a sci-fi movie:
Device type: Smart phone
OS: Android (4.1) upgradeable to Android 4.2
Form Factor: Candy Bar
Dimensions: 5.15 x 2.52 x .035 inches
Weight: 5.22 ounces
Physical size: 4.5 inches
Resolution: 720×1280 pixels
Pixel density: 326 ppi
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Talk time: 21.25 hours
Stand-by time: 15.65
Capacity: 3300 mAh
Type: Li – Polymer
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor: Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait
Graphics processor: Adreno 225
System memory: 1024 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 500 MHz) / DDR2 / 8192 MB ROM
Built-in storage: 16 GB
Storage expansion: microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
And now that the “movie” is over, let’s see what we can make of it. First off, we have to underline one very important thing – while we don’t want to discredit PhoneArena’s “anonymous source”, it’s pretty weird how many things this mysterious tipster knows already.
These details usually leak drop by drop, so to see such an ocean of information spilling all at once is just… suspicious. Especially when the first-gen Razr M is just three months old, which means the HD version can’t possibly come before next summer.
Even more bizarre and far-fetched is the battery capacity of this alleged Droid Razr M HD. We would definitely love to see a 3,300 mAh “ticker” inside the bad boy, but do you really think Moto will be bumping the battery with a whole 1,300 mAh on a phone from one generation to the other? I for one don’t.
The rest of the info seems legit, although a couple of things still don’t add up. We understand for instance that Motorola wants to keep this targeted at the mid-range niche, but is it really a good idea to equip it with the same old 1.5 GHz MSM8960 CPU and 1 GB of RAM? Also, isn't the whole thing a little too similar to the Droid Razr HD?
Unfortunately, those and all other questions you might have will probably only find their answers months from now, so let's just wait and see, okay?