Nearly every detail for Motorola's next big Android handset has surfaced a week ahead of the company's official announcement. Engadget has obtained the specs and images for the Droid Razr (Maxx) successor, yanking the proverbial cat out of the bag.
If you were expecting for the handset to feature HD somewhere in the title, you'll be disappointed. The same goes for those hoping for something simple, like the Droid Razr 2. Ladies and gentlemen, prepare yourself for the Motorola Droid Razr M 4G LTE.
Putting the name aside for a moment, let's get down to the all-important specifications. As anticipated, Motorola's flagship smartphone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor. Coupled with 8GB internal storage and 1GB RAM, the phone is well equipped to keep pace with other top devices. The combination 8-megapixel (1080p HD video) rear and 3-megapixel front-facing camera ought to be more than enough to capture pictures of cats and sushi. Rounding out the specs, the Droid Razr M 4G LTE comes with NFC, GSM / UMTS / HSPA+ global roaming, microSD expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Turning to the display, we learn why this model isn't called the Droid Razr HD. As the leaked specs tell us, the phone packs a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixel) Super AMOLED Advanced display with Gorilla Glass 2. Engadget suggests the handset may feature the same ColorBoost panel technology found in Sprint's recent Photon Q and I see nothing that would refute that. While this display will be among the best on the market, it's not the 720p HD stuff that fans may have been hoping for.
There are but a few bits of information (battery, price, launch date) left to uncover for the Droid Razr M 4G LTE, all of which should be learned at the September 5 press event. CNET will be in attendance and will bring you firsthand coverage and impressions once everything becomes official.