Motorola's new phone could offer edge-to-edge screen

More rumors are swirling around the mystery Android phone that Motorola and Verizon will release on September 5 in New York.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx (Verizon)
Motorola's new phone should look like the Droid Razr Maxx, but will it offer the marathon battery life? Sarah Tew/CNET

A few more details trickled out today regarding the new Android smartphone that Motorola is expected to unveil next week.

Citing a person familiar with the handset, Bloomberg reports that it will feature an edge-to-edge display and support 4G LTE networks. The source didn't spill any other details, except that the device will go on sale with Verizon Wireless later this year.

Though Verizon and Motorola declined to comment to Bloomberg, both 4G support and a noteworthy screen sound plausible. Previous rumors have pegged the name of the phone as the Droid Razr M 4G LTE (say that three times fast) and the invitation for the Wednesday, September 5 evebt in New York promised to put something "on display."

It's unclear, however, whether the new phone will deliver an HD display . While early reports indicated such a feature, recent speculation suggests just a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540-pixel) Super AMOLED Advanced display with Gorilla Glass 2.

On the outside, the Droid Razr M 4G LTE should sport the trim profile of the earlier Droid Razr, but we'll have to see whether it carries the long-lasting battery of the popular Droid Razr Maxx. Other features could include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video.

Whatever happens, CNET will be at next Wednesday's event to bring you all the news in words, pictures, and video.

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