Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be on its way

Motorola DROID RAZR HD might be on its way

Sure, the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are awesome smartphones, there's no doubt about that, but when you compare them to the latest beasts on the market, there's one thing about them that sticks out like a sore thumb - the display. You see, while every top-end handset that comes out nowadays has one of those fancy HD resolution (720x1280) displays, while Moto's reborn RAZRs only sport qHD, which is 540x960 pixels. Thankfully, a new device might be on its way to fix that.

According to a leaked document, a new DROID RAZR HD model is in the works, upping the pixel count quite a bit.  Of course, the upgraded screen won't be the only improvement in the RAZR HD. The leaked EXIF data also suggests a camera with f/2.4 aperture and focal length of 5mm. While no other details on the hardware front have been revealed, the doc does tell us about a 4.0.3 ICS build coming out of the box. Not that we'd have expected the RAZR HD to come with anything older than that. By the way, this piece of news has been brought to you courtesy of some pictures stored in the Picasa account of Vic Yu - program manager at Motorola, but of course, that doesn't mean that it's 100% legitimate.

Interestingly, there was a recent photo of a device unofficially called DROID Fighter, which looks like a good candidate to end up as the DROID RAZR HD. Who knows?! Well, if someone reading this actually happens to know, please be sure to drop us a line right here. Thanks!

via IntoMobile

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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2530 mAh(16h talk time)



1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

it looks awesome...i really like how motorola razr line looks...if it is to have HD screen of non pentile nature and OMAP quad core it is one of my top choices for a new smartphone :)))

2. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

now all that motorola needs is include everything they have in this phone, and stop producing new phones every now and then...


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

THat is dam right...... MOTO stop it.....

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

They should have released the original Droid Razr with a HD screen not qHD. I bet all the people who bought the original Droid Razr & Razr Maxx are going to be pist-off!

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i would be, every month motorola upgrades from the original it seems. droid, droidX, droid 2,droidR2-D2, droid 2 global, droidx2 ,droid3, droid bionic, droid razr, droid razr MAXX, and now the droid fighter, all within the span of roughly 3 years. a bit ridiculous if you ask me. Tons of product doesnt exactly equal sales.

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Exactly, all those phones you mentioned are marginal improvements over the other. The Droid Razr is not a year old yet but there is now going to be a 3rd variation. I would be so pist-off if I was an early adopter of the Droid Razr just to find out that in a couple of months the Droid Razr Maxx drops then a couple of months later the Droid Razr HD is going to drop. Too much in too little time.

6. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

thats why they only release one galaxy s a year, make the people have time to start wanting the next version....give them time not pressure them by releasing one every month. sounds like the HTC of 2011 and motorola entirely.

7. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Not all the people who bought a variation of the RAZR will be angry about Motorola releasing new phones so often. Only the people who fear losing any of their internet-nerd-carry-the-leetest-of-electro-devices street cred get upset about it. That includes most of the demographic that frequents Phonearena, but ultimately still only a small fraction of 1% of the people who bought/own a RAZR. 2 years from now, I'll be glad that I only have to wait for 3 months for a better device to come out if I'm not happy with Motorola's most current offering.

9. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i typically but my phones without contract so im good

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

typically buy* that was a fail

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

actually i think a pretty good bit of us have Razrs. xD

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the only thing i think they should have done differently since the Razr is that they should have announced the MAXX at the same time. if they had done that then this Fighter/RAZR HD/Vanquish would have been well due.

65. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ever seen an iPhone? they marginally improve over a number of years.

17. CommentBoxEnforcer

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Your right..i bet the people who bought the first razr are still mad about not knowing the maxx was around the they might kill themselves

19. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

they could still possibly sell of their original razr....although its value is going down with every incremental upgrade.....

23. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

LMAO! NOW THE RAZOR HD! omg people are shooting themselves in the foot with this one. Oh well at least I didnt waste my money and bought the first 2! LMAO!

22. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I bought my RAZR online from Verizon November 8th it arrived on the 10th, a day before the official release. I was one of the earliest adopters. I tell you honestly, I don't care, watch a movie on netflix on the RAZR, then I watch the same movie on my 64gb 4th Gen iTouch, the RAZR is clearer, more vibrant, more beautiful, and no black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, so no wasted space (why did apple go with that screen ratio?) The screen was never a problem with me, and with the lapdock, and ICS the apps should be scalable so they SHOULD format to the Lapdock's screen, that's when the lapdock gets wicked. I prefer the RAZR due to it's thin profile, I usually keep it in my shirt pocket, and thin keeps it unubtrusive.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they do scale and if they don't scale they turn into the Tablet version because Webtop 3.0 is essentially Moto's ICS for Tablets controlled by the Lapdock or by using straight HDMI-out and using the phone's on-screen trackpad and keyboard software. i'm running the ICS leak now complete with Webtop 3.0. it's very nice. it actually came as a surprise to me that Webtop 3.0 was accessible with a straight HDMI connection.

32. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Really? YES! Then the future is coming! They could make a padphone type accessory with minimal effort if needed, but I'd prefer the lapdock. My Lapdock 100 has been sitting unused for far too long. I have like 6 different "Office" suits all paid, can't wait to finally give them a head to head comp.

33. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my dad has the 500 and while i still think it's better to use the mouse with it the Lapdock is 100% completely better to use with 3.0. it doesn't feel slowed down like it did before now it feels as feast as you'd expect from running an ICS Tablet/Phone. it's worth it bro. ;)

24. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Im happy with my Razr. A higher resolution screen would kill the battery quicker. The Razr Maxx is a good phone and I wouldn't really call it a different phone. It's the same phone with a larger capacity battery (aka extended). I can use my battery easily over 20+ hours with normal use and my own actions. (I dont even use smart actions) And even if the Maxx was released I think I would have still gone with the original due to the price difference and I like the form a little better. (My own opinion) The major gripe about this phone is the firmware and BLUR OS. The menus look dated and is what makes a decent screen seem like a POS.

31. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i have no doubt that this Fighter/RAZR HD/Vanquish will have a 3300mAh+ battery because not only will it have an HD Display but it's also rumored to have a 1.8GHz OMAP4470. the only reason i see them doing this is because they want to be able to keep up with the likes of the Tegra III and the S4 without using different architecture and to have an OMAP clocked that high and have the phone get any kind of good battery life they'll need that kind of battery. not the case at all with ICS. ;)

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nah, the Razr is a very satisfying handset, especially with ICS. SAA isn't a bad screen. chances are though i'll probably sell or trade my Razr and Trophy to get this bad boy just because of the camera, on-screen buttons and the display. ;D

34. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

It will depend on the actual upgrades, the only real differences between the razr and the maxx is the battery. So before people get all upset , lets see what the difference really is. Besides the rumors of the razr hd have been around since before the maxx was released so if you got the maxx or even the original razr. Its the choice you make and the chance you take.

44. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

See the funny thing is, Having visted multiple Razr forums, i've seen primarily people who don't own Razrs say that. ILike 95% of time too, it's kinda sad how pathetic some people are, just wishing to see others get upset.

8. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Unlocked bootloader than it's a buy!

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, the original phone should have included this plus a bigger battery - but, it is not enough for me to switch....

11. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

motorola slapped the faces of people who bought droid razr after giving Driod Razr Maxx............Now they will slap the faces of people Who bought Droid razr maxx after releasing Droid Razr HD.

13. rayman173

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Hopefully this phone will come to AT&T......probably not but I hope much as I love AT&T's partnership with Samsung, I would love to see some more Motorola droid phones on AT&T......I quite like their UI.

15. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

how do you think sprint customers feel? they have gotten 1 decent moto phone in the last 2-3 yrs

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