Verizon's Motorola DROID RAZR HD to have 8MP camera, no RAZR HD MAXX coming

Verizon's Motorola DROID RAZR HD to have 8MP camera, no RAZR HD MAXX coming
We've received some info regarding the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR HD for Verizon, which isn't necessarily all good, but at least it confirms many of the details that we previously knew.

According to a tipster of ours, we shouldn't hold our hopes for a 13MP camera too high. The person states that the phone will come with an 8MP sensor with an LED flash. They also confirm that the RAZR HD will be using the Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, clocked at 1.5 GHz. Although the internal storage is still unknown, we're being told there will be a microSD card slot.

Unfortunately, the battery won't be as big as the one found in the RAZR MAXX (3300 mAh), but will still have a pretty decent capacity of 2530 mAh. Speaking of those MAXX editions, our tipster claims that there won't be such for the RAZR HD. It's sad, we know, but at least you'll be able to enjoy videos of batteries on YouTube with the 4.6" HD display with ColorBoost technology (like the one in the ATRIX HD).

The Motorola DROID RAZR HD should become available in the October-November time frame. Unfortunately, it's said to come with ICS first, and then receive an update to Jelly Bean sometime in 2013. Oh, and if that's not enough, our tipster confirms that the device will look like this.

Thanks, tipster!

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DROID RAZR HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • 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)

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41 Comments

1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Aww..... Moto... The only reason the Razr Maxx is selling over other phones is that battery!!!

10. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

You'r Avatar make's me laugh! Sad panda.

12. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

That larger battery is not necessary with the S4 processor. Even the Droid Inc4, with the S4 and 1700mAh, is insane with battery life. Granted the Dinc4 has a smaller screen and qhd but I still think the 2530mAh should be just fine.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i agree with LionStone and this'll also get us a thinner phone. remember this is a Razr not a Razr MAXX, we're supposed to be thinking thin here.

22. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Remember the Incredible 4G LTE has an S4 clocked at 1.2GHz instead of the 1.5GHz and has a smaller, qHD resolution screen, I think that be enough to run on 1700mAh.

2. mtajulmuluk

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

Still like this phone gen. I have my razr, strong. Hope u will coming with nice desing and proccesor

3. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

2530 mAh is already decent. 5000mAh is what we need.

6. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

5000mAh? yeah, why not use it as dumbell?

36. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's so light to be used as dumbbell. But i know it will last a day or two on heavy usage. After all it is Motorola, they are capable of shrinking the battery size to accommodate around 10mm thickness. I really prefer this because i don't want to have my phone on dextrose every now and then.

4. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Talking about shooting yourself in the foot! WTF Motorola!?

5. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Next is the Motorola Krazr with similar specs but with a 3400mAh battery.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

ok, enough of this release of multiple similiar devices - release just the maxx with quad core, 12 MP camera, 5MP front, 1080p resolution HD for pics and video with a 5000mAH battery and around 4.8 inches in size - no pentile. I am looking forward to when moto creates a device under google's watchful gaze.

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

2gb ram, too.

14. Mr_Carter2

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You have your hopes up way to high...

9. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

So basically this is shaping up to be an Atrix with a larger battery and a 0.1" larger screen? What will Verizon charge for this, I wonder?

11. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

October-November with ICS?? WEAK moto, SO WEAK. Might as well call this Bionic 2, as it will be DOA.

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

This sounds more like an incremental improvement over the RAZR. Yeah it gets a better screen, better processor, bit larger battery. But if you already have a RAZR, one might be tempted to wait 6 months and get something better from Sammy. Or, maybe just get something from Sammy right now. Hmmm.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why would that mean i'd want something from Sammy? this is still more compelling to me than the SIII and that'll set the bar for Samsung for at least the rest of the year.

27. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Setting the bar for samsung in what way? I don't see that except a little bigger battery size. They should put S4 pro or OMAP4470 with 2Gb RAM at least for sammy to take notice.

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you misunderstand, i meant the SIII sets the bar for Samsung. with as long as the Razr HD has taken to come out it's hard to really say anything for certain like we used to be able to when we were getting benchmarks and photos taken from it's camera instead of the word from tipsters. for all we know this could be going the way of the Bionic and it's getting an OMAP replacement and speaking of OMAP the 4470 is out of date dude, it's not that much better than the 4430 in the current Moto crop and the 4460 that's in the Nexus.

34. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

I see. But Samsung will probably launch new Exynos or S4 pro based devices toward end of year that will raise the bar again above SIII. So coming out with regular S4 in October seems weak when SIII, One X had been around with such spec for several months. As for OMAP4470, it has much faster SGX544 GPU and higher clock like 1.5Ghz vs old 4430. But I think that chance of that making into Razr HD is almost zero. 4470 is just dead as OMAP5 is coming soon but probably not before the end of year.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i doubt that. Samsung doesn't operate like that. they won't show up the SIII or the Note II so soon after they're released. they'll want to maximize sales of the dynamic duo for at least another quarter. it has the same clock frequency as the 4460, all it adds is a dedicated 2D Graphics core. this is an overclocked single core GPU that's been around since the Galaxy S. the same GPU that beats in my Razr beats in the Hummingbird variants of the Galaxy S just clocked higher. it's still a very good GPU but it has no business in anything new anymore. it's reached it's limit. i would actually anticipate the OMAP5 by the end of the year, especially if you're expecting a Nexus. remember the OMAP series is Google's reference platform. i'm certain the next Nexus will use an OMAP5.

39. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Well, SGX544 is not just overclocked 540. It's got some architectural improvement from it. SGX543 in iPhone4S, iPad3 is still top performing GPU only beaten by quad Exynos 4 by small margin. Even SGX540 in Gnex is still on par with adreno 225 in S4. And we don't know what processor Note 2 will have. Even if it's 1.5Ghz quad Exynos 4 as rumored, it will be top performer until the end of year. Only S4 Pro can touch it but won't beat it. If Exynos 5, there will be no contest for quite some time.

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

noooo, the 4S has a dual-core GPU, it's newer, hence the MP2 in the name which is why i always separate it in parentheses. the new iPad uses a quad-core GPU. the upclocked single-core GPU is still good but keep it out of the Razr HD. the S4 Pro would beat the Exynos 4412 and that's probably what the Note II will have in International Markets and it'll probably have a regular S4 in the States. Samsung wouldn't want to 1-UP the SIII with the Note II, they'll probably want it to be equivalent in terms of specs.

20. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Incremental? It's an entirely new device internally and an entirely new screen. How much does an OEM have to change for it to be major? That's effictively an entire new engine and transmission and upholstery for your car....I'd say that's pretty major. And incremental change would be possibly keeping the same screen as the Razr, bumping up the clock speed on that OMAP chip or even upgrading slightly to the 4460 and calling ti a day, but that isn't what they've done here.

23. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Please Omap 4470. If not, no point buying this.

26. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

It's a little more than incremental but still too weak for October release if this spec is true. Problem is One X, GS3 came out several months ahead of it with similar spec.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

spec-wise the Razr wasn't really out of date but it wasn't exactly the freshest thing on the block but it was still a top seller. the trick will be how Motorola is implementing these specs if these are even the correct specs anymore.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I hate for Verizon getting all the good Motorola phones. RAZR/RAZR MAXX/HD how bout the rest of us?

18. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I really don't know why Motorola would wait so long to release a device as unimpressive as this one. Sure, it definitely sits as a worthy competitor to the GS3 and the soon to arrive One X, but it is by no means a clear-cut winner. Lol, October-Novemeber release date????? No ones missing out

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