Motorola has unveiled three new updates for their Razr line of Android-based smartphones, adding two “HD” versions of the Razr and Razr Maxx, as well as the new Razr M to the mix.
The Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD won’t simply be pixel-packed upgrades of the originals. Although they do come with a better resolution, both phones get a significant screen size upgrade as well, replacing the 4.3-inch 540 x 960 Super AMOLED Advanced panels with a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 HD resolution. Despite the screen upgrade, both phones will still keep the same overall size, and make up the difference by having a slimmer bezels around it.
Like the original Razr and Razr Maxx, the two HD versions will still feature Kevlar shells and water-resistant coatings for added protection. Unlike the originals, these updated versions will also be getting performance upgrades in the form of a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor under the hood. Both phones come with identical specs, including 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, LTE and NFC connectivity, an 8MP main camera, and a front-facing cam. The Razr Maxx HD will keep with the original’s long-life feature with a larger battery though, packing a 3,300mAh battery that’s listed to offer 32 hours of standard use, compared to the 2,500mAh pack on the Razr HD.
Unlike the two HD phones, the Razr M is labeled as an “impossibly compact” smartphone with a relatively smaller 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display. The “compact” part of the deal is made possible by a really slim bezel around the screen that gives it an edge-to-edge look (and lets Moto claim it to be “the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone”). Like the two HD phones, the Razr M runs on a 1.5GHz dual-core chip, but with a 540 x 960 resolution that doesn’t give it an “HD” in the name.
Like the claim says, the Razr M supports Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and features NFC connectivity and an 8MP camera that’s capable of 1080p recording. It’s also protected by Gorilla Glass and Kevlar panels on the outside, and a water-repellent nanocoating for protecting the circuit boards inside. Other features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of integrated storage, a microSD card for expansion, and a 2,000mAh battery.
All three phones will ship with Android 4.0.4.
The Razr M will hit the stores on September 13th for $100 with a contract, while the Razr HD and HD Maxx are expected to ship before the holidays.