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Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis

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Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis
More information leaked about the handset that might carry Motorola's iconic RAZR brand, and take a place in Verizon's DROID line. Sources say that Motorola DROID RAZR has been listed as the name of the leaked phone in the Settings menu.

The rumored specs are a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera capable of Full HD video recording and "HD" front-facing camera. The real kicker are the 4G LTE connectivity and the 4.3" qHD screen, though, which remind us of the DROID BIONIC specs. Interestingly enough, the leak claims it is a 540x960 pixels Super AMOLED screen. Splash-resistant Kevlar chassis rounds up this intriguing handset for Motorola, which is rumored to appear in time for the holiday shopping season, so it is not only going to be the title's attraction.

Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis
Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis
Motorola DROID RAZR is real, and allegedly sports a qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar chassis

Samsung recently opened a new AMOLED factory, so shortages of this screen technology should be a thing of the past for companies which Samsung is willing to sell to, but it will be pretty surprising to see a non-Samsung device carrying a Super AMOLED display nonetheless. It will also be interesting to know for certain what silicon ticks inside the DROID RAZR, if that's what it ends up being named - Motorola uses TI's OMAP family usually. 

One supposedly extremely thin handset leaked before as the Motorola DROID HD, and actually RAZR could very well end up to be the retail name, counting on fans' nostalgia. 

With the thinnest smartphones hitting the sub-0.3" mark now, it will be unnerving to slap the RAZR brand on it, though, so it must at least be the thinnest smart handset of Motorola.

source: TMN

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posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:38 17

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


"Oh my god I just got the Bionic!! Finally!! Finally after months of waiting and waiting! There's no way Verizon is going to put out a better LTE 4.3 inch dual core Motorola phone out!!! Oh huh? What's this? Oh cool the Motorola Droid RAZR, ha must be that flip phone android phone I heard about! Let's take a look....huh....4.3 inch super amoled qhd display?!? It's going to be way thinner than the Bionic?! WHAT?!? LTE?!?! WHAT?!? 1GB of RAM?? 1.2 DUAL CORE PROCESSOR?? WHAT?"

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:45 10

2. remixfa (Posts: 13913; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


lolol.. well the bionic was supposed to be out 6 months ago.. lol

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:00 2

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I know, that's why this is so funny. The phone just came out this month and it's replacement is coming out in 2 more.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 09:21 2

52. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


The Razr and Droid are two revolutionary names. They should make this a phone that marks in history again. what about a 13 megapixel, full hd screen, 1.5 ghz quadcore or sumthng like that. sounds lame if it's gonna be outdated all over again.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 14:05 2

56. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


I want mine with machine gun turrets and a portable ice cream dispenser.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:37

67. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


Vigor... FTW

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:13

58. M0nkeyBr (Posts: 77; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


i hate the redesign it looked alot better in the leaks

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 08:41

65. roldefol (Posts: 2884; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think it looks clunky in both the leak and this render. Sure, the octagonal shape is distinctive, but it's not pretty.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:49 8

3. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Android phones always get outdated in a short period of time. Learn to love what you have. Ppus you have the sgs2 already. This will basically be the sgs2 on moto except it wont have an exynos and will have lte. So very simmilar to the sgs2 on tmobile. I say lte>exynos

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:57 2

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


That works fine for you if you are in an LTE area but what good is it to me who won't have LTE for 2 freaking years? Yes I'll pass on an super fast and snappy exynos processor and buy a phone now with LTE and wait two years so I can enjoy it. No thanks lol

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:01 5

8. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


For you it may suck. Because your cellular coverage life sucks. But for us that are part of the "new world" this phone rocks.

on a side note:

Bionic is in the past as a choice for me. Now it will be a tough battle between this Droid Razr and Droid Prime

Amoled + Moto + LTE = Awesomeness

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:07 3

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


You act like Wifi is sacred and nowhere to be found. Wifi works just as fine for me because when I actually do use my phone for a long period of time it's after work at home and obviously I am going to use my wifi.

There are still a lot of areas that don't have LTE and you know it. Good for you for having LTE. Once I finally get LTE in my area, by all means I'll jump right on it but 3G does fine for me for now and like I said, I have WIFI almost everywhere. At home and at work which is where I mostly am at.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:13 7

10. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Good point about wifi and not having lte. I just feel the ti omap is more then enough right for almost everyone. If you do have lte then this phone is better then the sgs2. Of course then there is no best phone just best phone for you.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:23

14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Exactly, I really couldn't have said it better myself.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:37 2

31. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you're admitting this is better than a GSII? wow, 2 XOOM rumors, the Droid RAZR gets reveled and RORY admits a Motorola phone is better than the Galaxy S II. what a day for Moto.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:50 1

34. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


If this has the new processor with ICS and LTE, then who can argue?

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:20 4

12. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Examples of where you cant have wifi: if your trying to stream videos while you in a car or a bus. Stream music play lists while your driving. If you go to a friends house that doesn't have a wifi. If you go to a bar (I don't know of a bar that will give you their network key). Waiting in line in a bank...While eating at a restaurant or waiting for you food to come. Among a plethora of other situations where wifi isn't available and faster internet than 3g or 3.5g(wimax, hspa+) would be very convenient.

I know your conforming to whats available to you, but you cant discredit the usefulness of having LTE. I don't have access to wifi at my work ;(

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:29 7

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wasn't trying to discredit LTE at all. I know it may have seemed like that but I def see your point where LTE is useful and completely out beats Wifi. If I had LTE in my area(mind you there is LTE in 3 different locations just shy of 30 miles from me UGH) I would be right with you on that.

My friend made a very good point to me not too long ago that really got me thinking. He bought the Thunderbolt on it's launch day and has had it since. Now don't get me wrong, it's a decent phone but when he sees phones like The Sensation, EVO 3D, SGS2, etc etc he pointed out the fact that we don't have LTE and he wishes he would have just waited and kept his Droid X. Both are similar in specs for the most part but the Droid X has better battery life(mostly because of the Thunderbolt's very small battery) and the fact that he paid 250 for the Thunderbolt. Where now there are Dual core phones WITH LTE coming on shortly, he def should have waited.

But then again, it's always a waiting game isnt it? People waited for the SGS2 but Prime is coming out, people waited for the Bionic but the Droid RAZR is coming out.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:55 1

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think people go with what they like, if you got the bionic this phone should not make you wake up every night in regret. If you waited for the S2 then the prime shouldn't be something to loose sleep over just yet, I think it's not the companies that outdate the devices but rather the users that minimize what they have

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:49 2

27. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


2 years sound very optimistic since you moved to Sprint, I'd never switch carriers just for a handset, sorry but that's dumb

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:54 2

36. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I don't tell you who to go with, so don't tell me.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:57 1

37. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


just saying you should before you screw yourself up. this Droid RAZR is a prefect example of why you shouldn't switch carriers for a phone.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:42 1

16. tiller (unregistered)


it shouldn't take that long, LTE is actually rolling out faster than initially planned. Current plans call for coverage of 2/3 of the current 3g footprint by the middle of next year and all of it by the end of 2013. But the number of markets is already higher than was expected to be covered by years end, so anything can change.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 16:14

57. Gcombs (Posts: 133; Member since: 22 Aug 2011)


By the time everyone else is done rolling out their LTE Verizon will be rolling out LTE Advanced.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 16:58 1

38. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


How do you know its gonna be a couple of years before you get it? Verizon is rolling out in small markets as well..

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 09:13

50. Chakra (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


Wow! A COMPLETELY valid and reasonable argument. That has to the be first on these comment boards.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:04

21. Lunatuna (unregistered)


That is why I bought it out right at best buy! 30 days to see if I like??? Or if something new makes me want it? But, with Moto release date, do kind or change don't they. ALOT!

But as for the Bionic i bought, I like so for. Only bug so far is the same thing i had with the Thrive. It gets stuck in sleep mode and i have to pull the battery to fix it. Happens 1 or 2 times a day. Planning to return it.

I'm waiting for the true spec list on the prime first.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:44 1

26. Goldeneye (Posts: 353; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


Damn! VZ Just when I tought I'd decide between the Prime and the Vigor now this??? lol, just another beauty of Android: CHOICES

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 12:59

5. alecgale (Posts: 55; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


if this would have came out instead of the bionic i would have got it

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:00 1

6. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Every time i see a new top notch android phone i think "How could it possibly get better?". Well, somehow it just did.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:15 1

11. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Well this is going to be outdates as well. Bezels will get smaller quad core will come out ics will come out. Heck we already know when you buy a phone now how outdated it will be in two years. Phones that havent even come out yet are outdated. It makes me crazy.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:22

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think this phone might come fror the next January event (cta?) in Just like we saw the atrix leaked around this times (November if memory does not fail me) and it was released on 2011 we migh see this in 2012

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:49 1

17. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I really hope this comes with ICS and has a 1.5GHz dual core processor.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:50 1

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Nexus RAZAR XD

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:07

23. Lunatuna (unregistered)


God I hope they run with that!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 13:51

19. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


wow the bad boy returns i remember when that phone was the hottest phone out..glad that its back

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:05

22. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


How can it have a qHD Super Amoled screen??!!! I thought those were 2 different screens? And I wonder if it's gonna be just regular Super Amoled or the Amoled Plus. There's a pretty significant difference there between the 2.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:38

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3000; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It says Super Amoled, nothing about Plus so I will have to assume it is only Super Amoled. Still a much improvement over old LCDs.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:02

29. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Even though its not amoled plus...the screen should look amazing

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:54 1

28. PowerofPicture (unregistered)


QHD is a display resolution. Super Amoled is a display technology.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 14:20 1

24. skymitch89 (Posts: 1066; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I think that this should be called the Droid Slvr instead of the the Droid Razr. This phone looks more like the Slvr than it does the Razr considering that the Razr was a flip phone, the Slvr was a candybar formfactor, and this phone is a candybar style.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:08

30. Whateverman (Posts: 3205; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I think they're going for nostalgia on this one. Everyone remembers the RAZR (which could be good or bad), but you really have to think back to get a mental picture of the SLVR. but if this thing isn't going to have LTE, then they better aim for the fences on the rest of the hardware. I would love to see and Exynos processor in this thing. Anything less makes it a Droid X2, minus the hump.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:43

32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i don't regret getting the Bionic, it's a great phone although i do wish this actually came out as the Droid Bionic because i'm not liking the Droid RAZR name too much. my dad is using the Bionic but i might replace my Droid 3 with this. i was already thinking about doing so for the Bionic but this looks like a better trade.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 20:43 1

44. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)


your droid 3 broken already??? loool

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 21:04 1

45. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


no. it's a great phone but since it's a bigger phone i'm getting better at typing on the screen when i want to type out something quick without sliding out the keyboard and the Bionic has kinda made me want an LTE phone so i'm thinking of ways to get something else in place of my Droid 3 if i ultimately decide to replace it. i'm crafty, if i want something i usually figure out how to get it without it costing me much. i've gotten 3 different kinds of phones in the past year and a half without having to pay full retail.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:48 1

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


love the Motorola silver plate on the front...

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 15:53

35. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i do too, it's a pretty attractive handset. i also notice Motorola is making the cut off corners a thing for most of their newer devices.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 18:13

39. greatphone (unregistered)


KEVLAR??!!! damn moto... you had me

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 18:21

40. roscuthiii (Posts: 1807; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I'm still leary about jumping on the LTE bandwagon. I'm grandfathered in with unlimited 3G (and average 9GB's data/month) as it is and I keep getting different answers from different sources about whether or not going the 4G route counts as a new contract thereby losing my unlimited 3G data.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 18:38 1

41. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you stay unlimited even if you upgrade a line to a new 3G or 4G device. the only way you can get un-grandfathered is to change the data plan itself.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 09:22

53. Chakra (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


WOW! 9GBs over 3G. That's a whole lot of waiting.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 20:36

43. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Okay, we love rumors. But the whole "when is it gonna be released" thing has kinda got me ruffled. It doesn't make sense that Big Red throws this, the Vigor, and the Droid Prime (I just like that name better than all the other ones attached to it) in all at the same time. I just can't see the logic of all three of these and the Bionic fighting for sales. Since the Droid RAZR was announced last, is that the one that gets put off the longest? Verizon passed on the GS2 for the Prime, so doesn't it make sense that it is on the shelves before the holidays? Doesn't it make sense that the Vigor may come out at the same time to compliment HTC's Holiday on AT&T? Is it that apparent I am really, really confused??? Thoughts from those smarter than me?

For this conversation, that is all of you.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 21:08 1

46. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it may very well take a few months for this thing to even get announced.

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 23:00

47. snowgator (Posts: 3210; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


But the article mentioned the holiday season, while articles for the Droid Prime have hinted at the start of Q4, and the Vigor (or Droid Incredible HD, or whatever) has been sorta-slated for release at the same time as the Holiday to give HTC two top tier devices on the top two carriers to compete for Christmas $$$$. Just seems like a lot of devices.

I believe your right, Thump. This bullet-proof (kevlar?? REALLY??) may be a 2012 release.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 01:08

48. osanilevich (Posts: 245; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


That sounds like a really good phone, looks great too. I'll probably go with the HTC wakiki though since GSM networks are more fitting for my international needs. Plus, they're soon getting reception in my subway line

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 04:21

49. Bholley! (unregistered)


all i know is that verizon is going to have 4g lte connectivity in Virginia Beach by the end of october and im so ready for it!

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 09:20

51. Chakra (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Dec 2009)


I love the "I'm going to wait for the ". There's ALWAYS going to be a new phone. Unless companies (all) are going to start saying "This is our last model for the next 2 years", at the same time - there will always be a bigger and better model on the horizon for everyone to drool over. By the time the phone you THINK is want is out, another latest and greatest takes it's place in your heart, and the vicious cycle starts again.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 11:18

54. leatherneck111 (unregistered)


What is absurd is that this phone should have been the Bionic. The Droid Razr is I would say ON PAR with the International Version of Samsung Galaxy SII which was released in April of this year. Motorola is producing phones that are SO OUTDATED (hardware wise) that is is comical! The U.S. version of Samsung Galaxy SII are for the most part slotted as having 1.5GHz dual cores. WHICH again puts this new Motorola Droid HD Razar back in the "lack luster" bucket. Let me guess when Samsung and HTC release their Quad-Core's next year, Motorola will roll out their dual core 1.5GHz phones..... Motorola is NOT even trying to catch up. When there is talk of HTC Vigor & Galaxy SII's (U.S. versions) & Samsung Galaxy Nexus ALL coming out with dual core 1.5 GHz. Motorola will release a dual core 1.2GHz AFTER these other stellar phones hit the shelves??? Doesn't make ANY marketing sense!

I just don't understand the logic behind these moves, UNLESS, Motorola is giving up on the "HIGH END" market and focusing on phones that will be in the "MIDDLE" and the selling price will be its strongest selling point (say around $199 on a 2 year contract)???

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 13:34

55. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you know the processor frequency doesn't mean life or death? i just overclock later on and it's all good. i'm sure the Droid RAZR will be released with an unlocked bootloader too. (:

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 00:35

62. sprintsucks (unregistered)


ANOTHER galaxy s2 KILLER NOT COMING TO SPRINT!! So we wait several months for galaxy s2 and its already obsolete, ALL 3 others, ATT, VERIZON, TMOBILE, getting Galaxy s2 killers, EXCEPT SPRINT??

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