Motorola is set to announce a brand new high-end smartphone later today, which they hope will rival Apple’s latest device, the iPhone 4S.
If you owned a mobile phone during 2004, 2005 and 2006, then the chances are pretty high that you either had, or remembered the name RAZR. Motorola’s iconic RAZR flip-phone range was extremely popular five or six years ago, and now it looks like they are bringing the name back.
We believe that the phone Motorola plans to unveil later on today will be called the Motorola Droid RAZR. Press shots have leaked of the device (above), giving us several clues on what the device is about.
The Droid RAZR appears to be very slim and sleek, with a pretty awesome looking carbon fibre-effect back panel. The screen is said to be of 4.3-inches in size with a high resolution of 960 x 540, with a front-facing camera above and four touch-buttons below to operate the Android software.
On the back of the phone we can see a rather large camera sensor which has a ‘HD 1080p’ tag, so we know for certain it will be capable of recording video in Full HD quality. Rumour suggests that the camera will take 8-Megapixel stills, and we can also see an LED flash accompanying it for low-light shooting.
The phone has an interesting shape, with diagonal cutaway corners and a ‘lump’ at the base of the phone, just like the Samsung Galaxy S II. Motorola will have to be careful, as they wouldn’t want to make the same mistake as Samsung and claim the ‘world’s thinnest phone’ title, but not take into account the bump.
Rumour also suggests that the Droid RAZR will be a powerful smartphone, with 1GB of RAM and a Dual-Core 1.2GHz processor on board.
We can clearly see Verizon and 4G LTE branding on the phone, which leads us to believe it will be exclusively for the U.S. network. With the UK and Europe still to develop a 4G mobile network, we may not see this phone on our side of the pond.
Stay tuned for the official announcement later on today!