It will be available for purchase for $640 (€490) outright
Unveiled back in September, Motorola RAZR i has just been launched in Brazil. This is the first South American country to get the Intel-based smartphone launched by Motorola Mobility.Although the smartphone is not yet available for purchase, Motorola confirmed the RAZR i would soon go on sale for R$ 1,299 ($640 USD or €490) off-contract.
Following the same design line as the RAZR family, the smartphone is built to last. The back cover of Motorola RAZR i is made of DuPont KEVLAR fiber, while the front side is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass coating for extra protection.
The entire frame of the smartphone is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, while the inside of the device features splash-guard coating.
Design aside, the phone's main selling point is the Intel Atom processor clocked at 2 GHz. On the back, the phone boasts an impressive 8-megapixel photo snapper, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording.
“An instant launch camera that takes 10 pictures in less than a second and Web pages that load blazingly fast on a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size that fits in the palm of your hand. RAZR i delivers as well the first Intel-fast processor in Latin America in a beautifully designed phone and extra-long battery life,” said Sergio Buniac, vice president, Motorola Mobility Brazil.
Motorola RAZR i sports a more than decent 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED Advanced capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors.
On the inside, the smartphone packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage (only 5GB available for users), and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Powered by Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Motorola RAZR i has been confirmed to receive a Jelly Bean update soon after launch, so stay tuned for more updates on this one.