Earlier today, Motorola took to the stage in England to formally announce its new alliance with Intel, in which the now Google-owned subsidiary will build its first Intel Medfield powered smartphone in the Motorola RAZR i, which is a derivative of the ARM-based Verizon-exclusive RAZR M.
Like the RAZR M, the RAZR i features a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge touch display, Kevlar-backed bodyshell with water repellent coating, 8.0 megapixel camera with 1080p video capture and quick launch features, NFC integration and other functionality such as Voice Actions and Motorola’s Smart Actions functionality to learn the owner’s particular habits. The phone will be launched beginning next month in the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
The biggest change with this version of Medfield is the updated processor design as well as its clockspeed, as the speed on the processor has been increased to 2.0GHz as well as featuring an updated GPU, while other manufacturers are still relying on the older 1.6GHz version which is still in production and the latest release happening within the last few weeks in Russia.
As expected, Motorola is conforming to Intel’s internal requirement that it not offer the RAZR i outside of those territories on an official level due to internal development milestones that have yet to be met before Intel-based smartphones can be officially released in the US market. However, the phone will be offered unlocked in the aforementioned territories and the Latin American version will support AT&T 3G service if purchased and subsequently imported.
|Motorola RAZR i Specifications|
|Form Factor||Touch Screen|
|Software Platform||Android™ 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean)|
|Size/Dimensions||60.9mm (x) 122.5mm (y) 8.3mm (z)|
|Display||4.3” qHD 540×960 Super AMOLED Advanced|
|Processor||Intel® Atom™ Processor up to 2.0 GHz|
|Mixed Use Time1||Up to 20 hours of mixed usage time|
|Bands/Modes||WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 900/2100 B1, B8 Rx Diversity|
|Connectivity||3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, DLNA, NFC|
|Bluetooth||Class 1, Version 2.1+EDR|
|Camera||8MP, VGA P2P Video, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, LED|
|Audio||AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA (v2, v7, v8, v9, v10), FLAC, OGG/Vorbis|
|Video Capture||H.264 Baseline 1080p @ 30fps with AAC 44.1kHz audio|
|Video Playback||1080p @ 30fps for H.264/VC-1, 720p @ 30fps for MPEG-4, D1 @ 50/60fps for H.263|
|Storage & Memory||1GB RAM x 8GB ROM , 5.0GB user available internal memory, expandable with optional microSD card|
|WLAN||802.11a/g/b/n (2.4GHz/5GHz), with Mobile Hotspot (up to 8 connections)|
|Location Services||aGPS (assisted), Standalone GPS, eCompass|
|Pre-loaded Applications||YouTube, Voice Actions for Android, Gmail, Google Maps, Google+, Google Talk, SMARTACTIONS and more|