Rumor: Motorola Droid Razr M HD to come soon with 720p display, Android 4.1 and 3,300 mAh battery

December 28, 2012
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    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

    Technology: TFT

    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?


    • MasterMuffin

      Almost identical to Razr HD maxx?

    • cycad007

      Fierce Samsung opponent?! I want Moto to *BURY* Samsung. Make killer products that everyone wants! Its only a matter of time before Samsung decides to split from Google & fork Android. Don’t believe me? Tizen (Samsung’s mobile OS) is already compatible with Android apps using 3rd party software. Hmm…why do you think that is?

      The question will soon be…do you want Samsung updating your OS or do you want Google?

      • GregSki86

        Samsung called……..they said eat s**t or die

        • Cycad007

          I’m quite happy using my Nexus devices, Greg. Wanna wager a paycheck whose software will be up to date (superior) in a couple years? No?! Then this is me hanging up on you and Samsung. While you eat the sh1t! :-)

      • Luis Enrique Cornejo

        Samsung said that the Galaxy S4 will come with Android OR Tizen, and that sounds suspicious.

    • GregSki86

      Wow what a surprise, another Razr phone….the original came out 11/11 now we’ve got 5 more models and now this piece of ****. Just for that I’ll NEVER purchase another motorola product again, they just don’t give a f*** about their customers

    • Jim Barth

      Motorola is releasing another new product that’s already a revision behind with another promise to upgrade? No surprise here. Don’t believe it!! I don’t care who updates my OS, as long as somebody does. Motorola has already proven it doesn’t care about supporting it’s customers – they’ve lost my business forever over broken promises of an upgrade. If Samsung want’s to rule the world and gives the support we demand, then I’ve got no problem following the new fork in the road. Goggle, you had better wake up and listen to your customers while you still have some.

    • xpV

      Obvious fake, its a samsung haters specs based on Lumia 920.

    • Benmartin1974

      Id’ been weighing up ordering a Motorola droid for a couple of weeks. I read dozens of reviews and this one was helpful , I got my package last week and am very happy. I Would highly recommend to anyone still unsure