Android Phones

Purported Motorola DROID RAZR HD images leak, but does anyone care?

June 8, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Carriers, Motorola, Rumors, Verizon


The Motorola DROID RAZR HD is the unofficial official sequel to the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, meaning it contains the same type of design, but provides upgraded specs.  Other than the large 3300 mAh battery built-into the RAZR MAXX, there was nothing Earth shattering about the device.  Today, a couple of leaked photos and information about the RAZR HD simply confirms our suspicions, but doesn’t really surprise anyone.

Before I get into why I don’t think the Motorola DROID RAZR HD matters as much as it could, let me explain the specs and the image above.  First, we have the same Kevlar backing completely taking over the back side of the device, much of what we found in the original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX.  Secondly, it is said to have a large HD (duh) display, but we can’t see the front side at this time.  Motorola could go with something bold like a 4.7 inch display, or conservative with a 4.3 inch display.  Other rumors include a 13MP rear facing camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE, Android 4.0, and on-screen navigation keys.

Essentially, the DROID RAZR HD is better than the RAZR MAXX in terms of specs and launches with Android 4.0 on board.  It will likely contain a MotoBlur skin and a locked bootloader, causing a nightmare to those who wish to root it and run custom ROMS.  In any event, it is said to launch later this summer at an unknown price point.

Now, I get the impression Samsung poured a lot of energy and resources into making the Galaxy S III a true flagship smartphone, while Motorola created another device simply to launch something.  While the GS3 is a spec boost over the GS2, Samsung does do some really innovative things with AllShare Play, S Beam, Smart Stay, and ShareShot.  Samsung contemplated deeply on how to make the GS3 appeal to the masses with its sharing features.  Unless Motorola introduces some innovative functionality of its own with the DROID RAZR HD, it may just become another high-end 4G LTE smartphone Verizon happens to sell.