Mobile phone maker Motorola is known to be readying the release of a new handset for US wireless carrier Verizon, the successor of the popular DROID RAZR, which should arrive on shelves as DROID RAZR HD.
As it usually happens, the device should make an appearance on the international market as well, where it will lose the “DROID” part of its name, since that goes only for Verizon’s smartphones.
Thus, in addition to the upcoming high-end mobile phone on shelves at Big Red in the United States, we should also see a RAZR HD handset being pushed to the market elsewhere, but with the same features and capabilities.
Of course, no official announcement on the matter has been made for the time being, but both flavors of the device were spotted online before, in various benchmarks.
Today, we can have a look at some photos that supposedly show the RAZR HD smartphone, the international flavor of Motorola’s upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device.
Last week, Verizon’s version received FCC approvals with the codename Vanquish attached to it, and it appears that RAZR HD
will keep the internal name as well.
The specs list of the two should be very similar, except maybe for the type of connectivity they would sport. Verizon’s DROID RAZR HD should include CDMA and LTE capabilities, while the international model is expected to land on shelves with GSM radios inside.
RAZR HD is also rumored to pack a large, 4.5-inch or higher Super AMOLED display that can deliver an HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution, along with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 application processor.
Moreover, the handset is said to sport 1GB of RAM inside, along with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with support for full HD video recording (vs. the 13MP camera in DROID RAZR HD). It should feature a front camera as well.
In addition to these rumors, all that we have to go with when it comes to RAZR HD are the photos that a XDA-Developers forum
member has published recently.