During the past few months, the Motorola Droid RAZR HD has shown up on our radars so many times that it’s difficult to keep count. In fact, we’ve heard about the Droid RAZR HD so long ago that when the very first rumors have surfaced it was logical to assume or speculate that the device should get a release date sometime mid-summer.
That was obviously not the case but, recently, Motorola and Verizon made things official during the event they held in New York and unveiled both the RAZR HD and the MAXX HD. Ironically though, the exact release date continues to elude us. More details below.
Motorola Droid RAZR HD Overview
There were lots of rumors surrounding the hardware powering the RAZR HD but now everything has finally been unveiled, so without further ado, here’s what you can expect from the device:
- 4.7 inch Super AMOLED HD 720 x 1280 display with 312 ppi
- Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU
- Adreno 225 GPU
- 1 GB of RAM / 16 GB of ROM
- 12 GB of internal storage expandable by up to 32 GB
- an 8 MP camera on the back / 1.3 MP sensor on the front panel
- a 2500 mAh battery
As far as the OS goes, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is on board but interestingly enough, Motorola showcased some Jelly Bean-running units at the event and promised that Android 4.1 should hit the waves fairly soon after the launch.
It’s also worth mentioning that the device will be available in white or black and that it has a rugged, splash-proof design.
Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD
Indeed, as initial rumors suggested the upcoming flagship phone will also come in the form of a MAXX variant, and the only difference between the two devices is that the MAXX HD comes with a 3300 mAh battery that boasts roughly 32 hours of “normal use”. Nope, as established before, it doesn’t come with a 13 MP camera.
Now, for me personally, the fact that they’ve decided to go with the old “RAZR / RAZR MAXX” pattern is a bit weird. I know it’s all about marketing and a better battery means a slightly higher price tag. Perhaps at this point it’s even about “tradition” but I for one think they could’ve just scrapped the HD and launch only the beefy MAXX instead.
As to when the RAZR HD and MAXX HD will hit the shelves, we don’t really have a release date set in stone, but Motorola claims that both handsets should hit the market pretty soon an definitely before the holidays. Pricing has not been revealed so stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops.