Motorola RAZR i unveiled: first phone with 2GHz processor, Intel inside

Motorola RAZR i unveiled: first phone with 2GHz processor, Intel inside
Motorola has just unveiled its first Intel-based smartphone, the Motorola RAZR i with a whopping single-core 2GHz Intel Atom processor. It’s the first phone to clear the 2GHz barrier and it is powered by a processor manufactured using Intel’s 32nm technology. 

The AMOLED screen is sized at the healthy 4.3 inches with qHD (540x960-pixel) resolution, but it’s edge-to-edge, so size-wise it’s more similar to more compact devices like the iPhone, while still having a larger screen. Response time is ultra-fast as well.

The RAZR i comes with the rock solid Kevlar back of previous Motorolas and an aluminum encircling. Additionally, the device is strengthened with Splash Guard, a technology that protects the inside of the phone from water damage (it's not waterproof, though).

The device features an extremely snappy 8-megapixel camera with quick start-up. The shooter can take 10 pictures a second and takes only a second to start up. There are three versions of the phone depending on the internal storage - an 8GB, 16GB and 32GB one, and memory is expandable via microSD cards on each one of them.

The Motorola RAZR i also comes with the promise of a full-day battery life with a 2,000mAh juicer. NFC is also on board.

In terms of software, you get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the promise that it'd soon get bumped up to 4.1 Jelly Bean. On top of that, you have the light Motorola skin that we've come to like recently. You have the circle widget, and some other nice tweaks to the stock Android user interface.

The Motorola RAZR i release date is set for October for various markets like the UK, Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, but so far we've heard nothing of a U.S. launch. Since the RAZR i looks very similar to the earlier unveiled Verizon Motorola Droid RAZR M (save for the processor), our guess is that this device will be initially available only outside the States.

source: Motorola

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RAZR i
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Single core, 2000 MHz
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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34 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

superb phone ever made.this is what i was waiting for.perfomance phone and not specs phone.

12. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

there's air-craft grade aluminum and it's making my knees week.

22. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Apple, that's how you upgrade a phone!

24. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

quick question, which is better? a quad-core/dual core 1.5 GHz or a 2GHz single core? Is having more cores better for multitasking?

33. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

How I understand it, typically yes. Each core can perform a task. How I understand it is like this. Assuming you are doing an action that one core can't handle. Texting does not require as much resources as playing a game.

27. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That pentile screen is killing me. It's stopping me from putting it on the "next" list.

29. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

it is laggy bro. check the hands on on youtube. clearly noticeable lag. but it may improve after JB update.

32. gragonHDfones unregistered

Although the specs is not bad at all...

2. Motosurf

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Its a dual core intel right?

5. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Nope, it's single-core.

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

this is definitely the international version of the razr m

15. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

Not really. This one will be available in select markets only, including the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

o.....well that could mean us too then right?

3. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Damn...let's see battery performance VS Arm, else it's a no brainer

9. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1244; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Exactly my thoughts... Battery Life/Heating issues are to be seen keenly as the processor is OC...

19. Evil_SaNz

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

S4 PRO Adreno 320 benchmarks are out, will be a match even for the iphone 5 :D

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

dual core? LTE? 2000mAh only? i think motorola can make it better! i was looking forward for 3000mAh! i wish a head to head comparison with optimus G!! and lets see who perform faster---qualcomm snapdragon or intel atom chips...

6. naga.appani

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Finally, cannot wait to buy

31. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Moto just nailed this time....!!! Very best of luck to Google & Moto mobility proud of you

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Is this supposed to be high-end cpu or mid-range?

8. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

HOLY CRAP YES!! HOLY CRAP NO!! Not available in the States? Seriously?! UGHHHHHHH

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yay for Moto, if the single-core Intels are as powerful as current ARM dual-cores, then the dual-core Intels should be as powerful as quad-cores; the question is, when will we get dual-cores from Intel? And what about quad-cores?

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

if you check out the specs of the phone on here.....it reads dual core

20. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

ok they confirmed it.......its single core

21. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Because the chip features Intel Hyperthreading, so add up a 'virtual core'

11. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I really hope that single core would beat the crap out of tge duals and quads! Just so people can see for their eyes that amount of cores isn't that important! Intel FTW!

28. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Already proven by dual kraits against quads. This intel chip sure can blast 1st gen duals (tegra2) but not new ones (kraits).

30. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

i know it was (sony's xperia V is a dual, beat samsung's exynos 4 and nvidia's tegra 3) but it would be more awesome if a single core could do it :D

14. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

another phone already better than the iphone

16. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Single core on a droid? Thought droids needed at least five cores?

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