Motorola unveils a trio of Razr smartphones: Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M

Motorola unveils a trio of Razr smartphones: Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr MAnd so to the day’s “main event” (no offence to Nokia or Windows Phone or the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920).

As widely predicted, Motorola has unveiled no less than three spanking new Droid Razr smartphones – the Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M – in front of a packed crowd in New York’s Gotham Hall. No sign of Bane, unfortunately.

Details are still a little murky at this early stage, but from what we can garner from the press release, the three Razr smartphones share the majority of their specs. Possibly.

We’ll start with the recently leaked Motorola Droid Razr M. It’s the smallest of the bunch, with a 4.3in Super AMOLED Advanced display - notable for being “edge-to-edge”.

It’s shorter and narrower than the original Motorola Droid Razr, making the Droid Razr M “the most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone”. It offers a relatively modest 8GB internal storage (stay tuned…).

Next up, one of the worst kept secrets in the industry: the Motorola Droid Razr HD. It has a 4.7in Super AMOLED HD display with “78% more pixels” (presumably compared to the original), a 2,500mAh battery, and 16GB internal storage.

Finally, there’s the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD. It’s much the same phone as the Motorola Droid Razr HD, ‘cept it packs a 3,300mAh battery and 32GB internal storage.

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD offers 32 hours on a single charge under “normal use”, or 13 hours of straight video. Nice.

Shared specs (on the Droid Razr HD, Razr Maxx HD and Razr M – we think) include 4G LTE, NFC (Near Field Communication), an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capture, some sort of front-facing shooter, Gorilla Glass, Kevlar fiber, and a water-repellent coating. Oh, and a micro SD slot. Phew.

The Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD pack dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors clocked at 1.5GHz with 1GB of RAM, though it’s not clear if that applies to the Droid Razr M. EDIT: yep, sounds like it. That's good.

Somewhat disappointingly, it's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on all three, but Motorola promises an update to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) "by end of 2012". Heck, if Google-owned Motorola can't launch new handsets with Jelly Bean...

The Motorola Droid Razr M will be available from next week (September 13) on Verizon, while the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will follow “before the holidays”.

It’s not clear which of the three will make it to the UK, though Motorola has a “Let us take you to the edge” event scheduled for September 18.

Cheers to Pocket-lint for the picture.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:04

The ADHD Trio by the looks of their homescreens... whoa, could you add some more action to stills? I'm dizzy from a photo????????????

Pondlife  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:06

That middle one looks tiny in comparison, must be a bit of an illusion as can't be too much smaller really. Prices?

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:12

"...DROID RAZR M by Motorola for the unbelievable price for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement." The other two are top-secret for now.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:13

"customer agreement"? LOL... why not "uninformed consent"?

Pondlife  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:27

US contract prices are meaningless for us here anyway, have nothing to do with our pricing thankfully (not to mention being meaningless to anyone without monthly pricing), and the sgs3 has been seen at $99... so they are wrong about any struggle to believe it.

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:28

At least motorola are good at understanding that consumers want better Barry life out of smartphones.

downside is it'll be expensive and have no support in Europe.... If its even released here.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:31

At least motorola are good at understanding that consumers want better Barry life out of smartphones.

downside is it'll be expensive and have no support in Europe.... If its even released here.

Yes, battery (or Barry LOL) ... can't fault them.

Pondlife  Sep. 5, 2012 at 21:46

See the 13mp camera was wide of the mark

lcurdie / MOD  Sep. 5, 2012 at 22:01

Yes, battery (or Barry LOL) ... can't fault them.

Haha! Definitely one of my favourite Mobot typos to date ;)

AhmadCentral  Sep. 5, 2012 at 22:15

iim on my phone trying out Swype for the first time haha. Its good but it keeps making small mistakes every now and then

Pondlife  Sep. 5, 2012 at 22:20

looping the loop for double letters is an art form.

Pondlife  Sep. 6, 2012 at 00:29

Razr M developer edition with unlockable bootloder $550

Pocketlint say the uk version gets intel processor though

Pondlife  Sep. 6, 2012 at 00:47

Blimey even the Maxx HD is (minutely) narrower and (similarly minutely) thinner than the 820, and the same weight, despite the 4.7" screen and huge battery (twice the capacity). Noticeably taller though. Grudging respect for that, although pentile screen will ensure a thorough kicking for it elsewhere.

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