So Motorola has gone ahead and launched its Droid RAZR over in the US, a brand new 4.3in smartphone that's, ahem, razor-thin at just 7.1mm thick.
For that we'll have to wait another handful of hours, with the spotlight shifting from New York to Hong Kong and the unveiling of the Samsung Nexus Prime in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
But back to the Droid RAZR. That 7.1mm thickness certainly sounds impressive, though you do have to add “at its thinnest point”, as there's a much thicker protrusion along the top edge where the camera is housed.
Sticking with the physical elements, the Droid RAZR boasts an all-Kevlar splash-proof chassis with Gorilla Glass screen and a 4.3in Super AMOLED qHD touchscreen.
On the inside, it's a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM teaming up in the engine room, along with an 8-megapixel camera capable of 1080p video capture, which seems to be the new benchmark for new high-end Android phones.
Aside from the Droid RAZR's 4G LTE billing, which means it should positively fly along on Verizon's next-gen networks over in the US, Moto is also quite proud of its new handset's battery life, which should dish up 12.5 hours of talk time and 8.9 hours of video viewing.
Like the Atrix earlier this year, you can use it with Motorola's WebTop accessories, and we're told US types will be able to get the Droid RAZR on 2-year deals for $299 up front starting next month.
Nothing yet on pricing or availability in the UK, but what we can confirm is that the Droid RAZR will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3.5, and not Ice Cream Sandwich like we were secretly hoping for.
The Motorola DROID RAZR is now confirmed to sport a 4.3-inch advanced qHD display, which boasts a high contrast ratio and richer color saturation than the iPhone 4S. The display is fully covered with Gorilla Glass and the chassis is indeed made with Kevlar and splash-proof. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of 1080p HD video capture.
But besides the faster and more powerful specs, the DROID RAZR also boasts smarter power management with Motorola’s “SmartActions” technology that automatically performs certain actions like turning off your Bluetooth settings once you reach home to help conserve battery life. It can be customized to fit your needs and can extend battery life by 30%. It boasts 12.5 hours of talk time and 8.9 hours of video viewing.
The device will be a 4G LTE device heading to Verizon as suspected. It also features Motorola’s WebTop technology that integrates it with desktop interfaces as well as MotoCast and other enterprise features. It will also have a whole bunch of accessories available for it.
The Motorola DROID RAZR will be priced at $299 with a new two-year service agreement. Pre-orders will start on October 27 with the device to be available in stores starting November.