News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday September 18, 2012.
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Intel has managed to appear on only a few smartphones this year, but the company made its biggest announcement yet when it unveiled the Motorola RAZR i. With an "edge-to-edge" 4.3-inch display and slender body, the RAZR i is a near replica of the recently released DROID RAZR M. It has a Super AMOLED Advanced touchscreen with qHD (960x540) resolution, an 8 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and a dedicated camera button.
The key difference between the M and i flavors of the RAZR is that the latest Motorola phone has an Intel Atom processor capable of being clocked at up to 2 GHz. Since debuting its Medfield processors, Intel has maintained that it engineers its processors for increased power and efficiency, so users are able to get fast performance and battery management on a single core processor. The phone also packs a 2,000 mAh battery that promises up to 20 hours of mixed usage time.
The Motorola RAZR i ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a promise to upgrade the phone to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at an undisclosed date. Motorola also has not disclosed the pricing of the phone yet, but it will launch next month in the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. More European and Latin American markets will follow later this year. For now, here are some other key Motorola RAZR i specs:
- 60.9mm (2.4in) x 122.5mm x (4.82in) x 8.3mm (0.33in)
- 126 grams (4.44oz)
- NFC, DLNA, USB 2.0 host mode
- 8 megapixel camera with digital zoom, auto focus, LED flash
- 8GB ROM, 5GB of user-available memory
- Bands: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 900/2100 B1, B8 Rx Diversity
- 802.11a/g/b/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), with Mobile Hotspot (up to 8 connections)
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