Word around the campfire is that the release date of the Motorola Droid RAZR HD in the US has been delayed because of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its arrival. “Why hasn’t the RAZR HD been released earlier than the S3 then?” you might ask. Well, perhaps Motorola was simply not ready for this and they just couldn’t do it before the S3 launch in the US. That being said, it’s possible that the manufacturer thinks it should lay low for a while until all the SGS3 hype goes away, and then get its next flagship phone launched, in peace and quiet.
Motorola Droid RAZR HD
As mentioned above, this is just a rumor and it’s nothing official. Even if this were to be true, Motorola (or any other manufacturer for that matter) would obviously never claim that they’re afraid of the competition. That being said, we think it’s time to take a look at what we’ve learned so far about the RAZR HD in terms of specs, and see if it would actually have a chance of survival or not against its competitors.
First, let’s round up all the specs we’ve heard so far. According to what surfaced, the Droid RAZR HD should sport a 720 x 1196 HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, an Adreno 225 GPU, a 13 MP camera on the back, 3300 mAh battery and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
What does the HTC One X and Galaxy S3 offer in comparison? Pretty much the same CPU and GPU, an 8 MP camera instead of a 13 MP, an 1800 and 2100 mAh battery for the One X and Galaxy S3 respectively and Android 4 out of the box.
However, the SGS3 does have 2 GB of RAM instead of 1 GB, but that didn’t matter for the One X, albeit the latter has been launched a bit earlier. But on the other hand, the One X had no legacy behind it. It’s the beginning of a new HTC family tree and it performed brilliantly.
The RAZR on the other hand has quite a reputation and, at least on paper, the RAZR HD should not be threatened by its competitors in terms of specifications.
Perhaps these are not the actual specs, or perhaps Motorola simply does not have the device ready. Perhaps they didn’t have the same marketing power as the other manufacturers. Whatever the case, they need to get a move on and retaliate. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.