Motorola Razr HD and Razr HD Maxx leaked online ahead of October launch
Motorola is reportedly gearing up for the release of a two new, but decidedly familiar handsets, in the form of the Razr HD and the HD Maxx
Motorola is reportedly limbering up for the release of two new handsets: the Motorola Razr HD and the Motorola Razr HD Maxx.
According to a ‘very reliable source,’ Hot Hardware reports that Motorola will launch both the rumoured RAZR HD and a RAZR HD MAXX in October, very soon after Apple’s iPhone 5.
The handsets will feature Qualcomm’s S4 Snapdragon processors clocked at 1.5GHz and 1280x720-pixel HD displays – something that was sorely missed on both the original Razr and 2012's Razr Maxx.
Whether Motorola will change the design of the handsets remains to be seen. Personally we’d like to see some innovation in this department – the Razr did not age well, despite being a rather attractive when first launched.
Going on Motorola’s current track record we’d expect minimal changes to the overall design of the phones and Android Ice Cream Sandwich on operating system duties, although Motorola could surprise everybody and launch a phone with the latest version of Google’s mobile platform.
The new line of Razr smartphones will feature LTE-connectivity, HD displays, dual-core processors, and hopefully, re-designed chassis, although we’re not holding our breath on the latter and neither should you.
The report claims that Motorola will launch the two next-gen devices once it has sold through its current stock of Razr and Razr Maxx smartphones. Whether we’ll see these handsets in the UK, however, is unclear with only a handful of the company’s smartphones ever making it across the pond.
Google confirmed this week that it would be laying off 20 per cent of Motorola’s staff in order to return the company to profit, following its successful $8 billion acquisition of the company earlier this year.