Motorola and Intel tease September 18th: “edge-to-edge, speed”
Now, the performance part of the new device that’s allegedly coming is clear, but what seems really exciting is the edge to edge screen. We’ve seen Motorola do some amazing job by putting a 4.3-inch screen in the extremely compact, almost iPhone-like in terms of size Droid RAZR M, so that’s one way to think about this upcoming announcement.
What do you expect to see on September 18th, in just a week? Let us know in the comments below.
1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Motorola = Good
Intel = Good
Motorola + Intel = x2 Good :)
12. jan25 (Posts: 331; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
only we don't know how good that chipset is.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Agree, we don't know, but should be good, knowing Intel's and Motorola's reputation. :)
17. Captain_Doug (Posts: 729; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I'm betting intel won't be worth looking at until it's a bit more powerful/less power hungry. Right now they're kinda meh. Although if it was Z2580 with a larger battery, achieved.
23. jan25 (Posts: 331; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
I certainly don't want the chipset to ruin what seems like a very good designed phone.
51. Dr.Phil (Posts: 790; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Early benchmarks from back in April suggested it was better than the dual-core TI chipset found in a lot of Motorola phones. It didn't stack up that well against the S4 or Exynos chipsets that are now being offered. However, they could've updated the chipset between then and now or introduced something new. It also is sort-of a grey area when mentioning benchmarks since I believe Intel's chipset is going to be based on x86 architecture and I am unsure of whether those benchmarks are designed to accept x86 processing (this is just my guess).
60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
OS should accept architecture and if OS accepts it then benchmarks accepts it too.
30. Synack (Posts: 624; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
9001mah battery only 3mm thin
Intel i9 Twin Turbo
4.4 inch screen edge-to-edge
2TB internal memory solid state drive
2160p front/rear video recording camera with 82MP camera in rear
Only 10mm thin and takes the exact opposite shape of a rectangle with rounded corners.
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
get outta here with that mid-range talk! ;p
47. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
oh no, maybe a couple of years before then. xD
55. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
That battery would of course be made of lithium-energon correct?
2. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2444; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
I hope it isn't another variant of the Razr phone. They just announced 3 so far and the past six months they already released several. It would only be good if its something new.
10. Sniggly (Posts: 6199; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Over the past six months they have released *two.* One, really. I wouldn't consider the Photon Q to be a Razr style device. And if they keep the design consistent with the Razr philosophy and release this as a true flagship on a different carrier than Verizon, I'm all for it. It wouldn't behoove Motorola to throw everything into one carrier in the US.
25. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I don't know what you think you are talking about, but Motorola has actually been fairly quiet lately on devices. So far this year they've released 20 devices, of which only 10 has come to the US and of those 10, 7 are on major US carriers. And in the last 6 months, the only Razr branded devices that have been announced/released are the Droid Razr HD, Droid Razr Maxx HD, and Droid Razr M. The Razr Maxx might have been announced in April, but it is the international version of the Droid Razr Maxx that was released in late January.
28. blade19 (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)
Actually the Razr Maxx was available from Verizon on the 26th of January. I was able to get mine back in April. The Razr was on Verizon sometime October of last year.
53. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)
He said late Jan and you "correct" him with Jan 26th?
The RAZR came out 11/11/11....the day I got mine.
3. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
The rumored edge-to-edge is now coming. Nice!
4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
I seen it not truly edge to edge but close to the edge on both sides but not bottom to top.
5. No_Nonsense (Posts: 825; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Dual-core Intel processor on a phone. Yes!
7. shuaibhere (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Intel said android don't use the multiple cores efficiently....so did they found a solution for it or just goin with dual core which performs as usual........
8. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
i wish it runs Windows 8 on Core i5. lol
9. jaytai0106 (Posts: 492; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I wish that too :D better yet i7! Too bad that would never happen for a while since there is no way for a phone to handle that kind of processor without heat problem. The whole phone would melt :P (kind of want to see that happens.)
11. jan25 (Posts: 331; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)
i thought they already did release a flagship device!
29. pats4thewin (Posts: 29; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)
thats the beauty of electronics, your outdated the second you buy somthing lol
18. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Better ask what ARM thinks about this. :)
39. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
ZTE Grand X IN, Orange San Diego, Lenovo K8000
43. aokde (Posts: 184; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
i actually know some phones already have intel inside, hell, i was shocked of what intel achieved with the lenovo k8000 processor at mwc 2012....
my point was that intel is manufacturing more processors (more advanced ones) to be used in androids :D which, i think, will lead to intel also dominating the mobile processors market :D
46. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 154; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)
I'd like to see a dual core Atom processor inside a phone, that would be real power in a phone.
16. lauremar (Posts: 178; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
I hope the OS is pure Google, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean! No MotoBlur please!!!
34. Commentator (Posts: 1872; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
A Nexus with an Intel chip would be pretty cool.
19. jove39 (Posts: 1132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Moto is advertising as if intel is gonna drop i7 in it...edge to edge power...huh!!!
Anyway...1core Atom should be fine for low/mid price range device.
20. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
You think they are going to have a joint event to announce a low/mid range device?
21. jove39 (Posts: 1132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
i mean 1core Atom chip they'll deploy...is good only for low/mid range devices...it'll have 1core cpu clocked at 1.6 and overclocked sgx540 gpu perhaps at 500mhz (guess)
37. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Frequency and count of cores doesn't tell all truth about performance. ;)
22. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
I'm excited I've been stuck with my Photon for a while now and I want a new Moto phone and I don't want a keyboard like with the Photon Q. Hopefully they'll release something good on Sprint.
26. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I'm thinking that it might be safe to say that this might come with WP8.
27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
it's probably just a Razr M with an Atom for a US Carrier. hopefully T-Mobile.
42. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I wish it would come to T-Mobile. Verizon gets all of the Moto love ):
48. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
yeah, T-Mobile is my second favorite carrier so i'm personally interested in there being a good Moto on the carrier just in case you know?
50. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yeah, I know. I would've switched to Verizon earlier this year, if the closest LTE market weren't 60 miles away from me. Meanwhile, T-Mo was kind enough to get HSPA+ to reach into my little town. It's nice to get around 10 Mbps in my town, especially since if I were on any other carrier I would be stuck on 3G. I know it's not nearly as good as my home Wifi, or LTE in any major markets, but it's still nice; especially considering the country area I'm in. Now all I need is a phone with a Moto antennae, because my GS2 keeps dropping my signal as soon as I put it in my pocket.
Also, it's nice to be on a GSM carrier, because if your favorite phone doesn't seem to be coming out on your carrier, there is always the option to get the global version, and still take advantage of HSPA+. Especially since, in some areas, HSPA+ gets as fast as LTE; though that's HSPA+ 42 instead of 21 that's usually the standard for global phones, but still.
54. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i actually saw my first HSPA+ 42mbps burst today while i was doing a speed test on an SIII in Costco. it came out to be 15mbps D/2mbps U which really isn't bad. the Play Store certainly felt zippy enough but a Motorola would go a long way there for sure.
yeah, if i had to go to T-Mo right now i'd probably get a Galaxy Nexus from the Google Play Store and just upgrade to something else later.
56. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I've read of people averaging 20 Mbps, and a few that have seen bursts up to 25-30. Pretty decent for HSPA+.
57. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'd imagine that T-Mobile's market down here in FL is pretty saturated.
36. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Could this be the Motorola Nexus device, powered by an Intel mobile processor yes with edge to edge display and 2500mAh battery. All the usual bells and whistles 2GB RAM, 720p 4.5"-4.8" screen and Motorola favorite HDMI output, quad core and fully optimized running jellybean. Rear 8MP cam with 1080p recording and a Sony censor.
38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I wish that it was true what you say, but I don't think that it will be quad-core CPU, I think it will be single-core or dual-core.
Also I wish that it had LCD instead of OLED based display.
41. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3272; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Uhhh... An Intel quad-core processor? In a phone? That's funny
49. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5427; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
just to let you know, the King has mad respect for you around here Bezerk. o:
44. rob5150 (Posts: 77; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
I don't understand all this edge to edge screen talk. As if its something new...
Look at the samsung galaxy s3.. If my S3 screen isnt edge to edge already. I Don't know what is.
52. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
hope intel to have a dual core mobile chips!! looking forward t this!!
and i hope that Microsoft will get intel chips for their WP... intel and qualcomm now that is power!!
58. ChiX017 (Posts: 307; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
Damn it! Only WP8 & iOS can catch the attention of an average smartphone user. All this talk about chipset is making me sick! Give us gOOd performance along with ease of use! It's the mobile phone and not a mobile computer!!
59. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)
hope the future intel mobile chips wont be a battery hog!!!