Motorola have revealed the Razr i, their first smartphone to use an Intel chip.
Calling it their biggest launch in the UK since the original RAZR, the RAZR i employs a 2GHz Medfield processor, differentiating itself from its ARM-based rivals. Though a single core chipset, Intel claim that hyperthreading technology actually makes it perform better and more efficiently than dual-core rivals.
Based on the Droid RAZR M design, it comes complete with a 4.3-inch, edge-to-edge AMOLED display, finished with Gorilla Glass to keep it safe from scuffs, and with a Kevlar back plate to protect its guts. Splash Guard also keeps it protected from light exposure to moisture.Android is the operating system of choice, but it’s Ice Cream Sandwich rather than the newer Jelly Bean at the moment. Here’s hoping for an update lands soon after launch.
An 8MP camera with burst capture modes also feature, booting up in under a second.
NFC and a 2000mAh battery rounds off the spec sheet, which Motorola claims (in tandem with the Intel chipset) give 40% better battery life than their previous smartphones.
“Together with Intel, we’re redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand,” said Jim Wicks, senior vice president, Consumer Experience Design, Motorola Mobility.
“RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life.”
Motorola RAZR i will be available in black beginning in October in select European and Latin American markets including the U.K., France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico with more to be announced. A white version will also be coming to select markets too.
Pricing to follow, we’ll update once we’ve got it.