As expected, Motorola Mobility introduced its latest Android flagship smartphone, the Motorola RAZR in China. The device is expected to hit shelves in mid-December for a price that will be disclosed in due time.
However, the phone was launched as Motorola MT917 and comes with improved features in comparison with the original DROID RAZR.
In this regard, the MT917 has a larger 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen that boasts an amazing 1280 x 720 pixels resolution.
The superphone is protected by KEVLAR fiber, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass and splash guard coating, as well as a zinc frame.
Although the RAZR is touted the thinnest LTE-enabled smartphone at only 7.1mm, it appears that the Chinese version is a bit thicker at 8.5mm.
“Motorola MT917 is everything you could ask for - fast, beautiful and smart. It’s the phone I’ve been dreaming of since I first entered the mobile device business. MT917 is part of Motorola Mobility’s tradition of introducing top-of-the-line devices tailored for China and we’re thrilled to release it on China’s high-speed TD-SCDMA network,” said Frank Meng, corporate vice president and president of Motorola Mobility, China.
Equipped with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, Motorola MT917 offers smooth Internet browsing, as well as multitakisng and gaming experiences.
The smartphone is powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but Android Market app has been replaced with Mobile Market-SHOP4APPS, a joint app store owned by China Mobile and Motorola Mobility.
On the back, the phone sports an enhanced 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus that can record full HD (1080p) videos. There's also a secondary front facing camera for video calls.
“Motorola MT917 is the latest 3G high-end flagship smartphone by Motorola and China Mobile. It is a new milestone for the two companies. Motorola MT917 uses world-leading hardware platforms and operating systems, providing a better choice for China Mobile users,” said Li Huidi, assistant to the president, China Mobile Communications Corporation.