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

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Sep 2012, 15:58

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...

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:01

1. 2pe_2pe (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

will it make the device cheaper?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:08

3. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:14

5. 2pe_2pe (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Feb 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?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:41

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:46

7. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:08

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

moto DO NOT do this to the US version! please

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:09 2

4. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:30 1

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 21:38

10. JC557 (Posts: 1788; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:34

11. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 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.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:22

12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1543; Member since: 16 Feb 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.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:44

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Does Intel make ARM processors?

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 05:24

13. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

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

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