Motorola RAZR M headed to the U.K. with Intel processor inside

Motorola RAZR M headed to the U.K. with Intel processor inside
Just minutes ago, we told you that a variant of the Motorola DROID RAZR M will be made available worldwide and will be known as the Motorola RAZR M. We also mentioned that the latter's hardware specification will be no different from that of its U.S. counterpart. However, this might be true, with the exception for the RAZR M variant sold in one particular market, namely the U.K.

According to Pocket-Lint, the U.K. Motorola RAZR M will swap the Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor with one made by Intel. It is also being reported that the smartphone will be known by a different name, yet will retain the flashy form factor of the device, down to the minimal bezel and Kevlar back plate.

Interestingly, we know that Motorola will announce a new device powered by an Intel processor on September 18. Well, it seems like we already know what that might be. Stay tuned as more details about this Intel-powered Motorola RAZR M variant will become known in just a couple of weeks.

source: Pocket-Lint

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RAZR M
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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13 Comments

1. 2pe_2pe

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

will it make the device cheaper?

3. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

doubt it... Im assuming because they dont need the S4 SoC for LTE, that the intel CPU will be slightly faster. kinda like the GS3 uses Exynos processors in Europe because it doesnt use LTE radios

5. 2pe_2pe

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

so that means intel processors will be the standard for the global version of this phone? just like with SGS3 with its exynos processors?

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Might just be for the U.K. Not quite sure yet.

7. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

that is MY assumption. Intel DID partner with Motorola back in the beginning of this year, that means eventually they will release their collaboration. This may be it. The S4 is only popular because its the only LTE solution at the moment. The only fast chip that doesnt kill battery since it can control the LTE radios thus eliminating the need of an extra chip/software. Dont get me wrong though, its an great chip.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

moto DO NOT do this to the US version! please

4. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

because youve used an intel version and have benchmarked it???

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

lol im just sayin....... and no i havent used the intel but i think the S4 is well capable and enough lets not start switching now! thats all im sayin

10. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Umm, Anandtech did such a thing for the Medfield Intel Processors.. It's pretty decent but still has a way to go.

11. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

from what I hear, they will be Atom processors, but I would like to see what the Motorola/Intel colabo produces before jumping the gun. The international version of the GS3 does not use an S4 but an Exynos CPU because its faster. So if the intel version is faster than thats great.

12. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

The intel chip is Medfield and has been benchmarked several times. The results are not really impressive: around any A9 dual core in CPU and a PowerVR 540 as a GPU. In both CPU and GPU is far less powerfull than the Snapdragon S4 MSM8960/MSM8260A/MSM8660A (all the same with different basebands) which is the one they'll use in the USA. Also some applications in the market won't be compatible with it... All in all a consumer loss.

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Does Intel make ARM processors?

13. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I really don't see the point of this since S4 >> Medfield. My guess, Intel paid for this

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