Motorola Droid RAZR HD Release Date, Specs, News and Rumors

The Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX are two of Verizon’s best selling Android devices. So, it’s no surprise that the carrier, and Motorola, are planning to release a new Droid RAZR called the Motorola Droid RAZR HD.

Problem is, the device is still in the shadows as neither Motorola nor Verizon has confirmed the device’s specifications, pricing, or release date.

That hasn’t stopped numbers leaks from surfacing though and those leaks have painted a pretty good picture of Verizon’s next Droid RAZR.

Here, we take a look at all the rumors regarding the Droid RAZR HD including its specifications and when Verizon owners might expect the device to arrive.

This could be the Droid RAZR HD.

Droid RAZR HD Release Date

As of now, the Droid RAZR HD release date remains a complete and utter mystery. In fact, there hasn’t been a single leak about the device’s launch.

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This seems to signal two things. One, Motorola and Verizon are doing a darn good job of keeping the device’s launch date a secret. This doesn’t seem likely as most Verizon devices get rumored release dates long before they even arrive. For examples, look at the carrier’s last big Android launches.

Read: Motorola Droid RAZR HD Release Date Still Unknown.

So if that’s not likely, we have to look at the second possibility and that’s that the Droid RAZR HD’s release date isn’t close. After all, the Droid RAZR MAXX launched in February and Verizon recently launched the Samsung Galaxy S III and Droid Incredible 4G LTE.

It doesn’t need to rush things and the Droid RAZR HD might be a device that it uses to shore up its fall or winter Android lineup.

Of course, one month we don’t expect Verizon to launch the Droid RAZR HD is October. That’s when the iPhone 5 is rumored to be coming out.

We have heard whispers of an August release for the Droid RAZR HD but thus far, there is no physical evidence to support those claims.

Droid RAZR HD Form Factor

Back in June, we got our first real look at a device said to be the Droid RAZR HD. If the photo indeed depicted the Droid RAZR HD then consumers will already be fairly familiar with the device’s design as it pulls heavily from the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX.

The device sports a Kevlar back to help protect it. It also has a camera in the middle of the back of the phone with a LED flash on board. And the design sports a flat back. No confirmation on the battery size though we hope it’s the same 3,300 mAh battery that comes in the Droid RAZR MAXX.

Motorola has also put the microHDMI and USB ports on the bottom of the phone.

Droid RAZR HD Screen

The Droid RAZR HD, as the name implies, will be coming with a high-definition display, something that is not found on either the Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX, and a feature that will surely be one of the device’s big draws.

Benchmarks have confirmed that the device’s display will, in fact, be 720p in nature, which means it will likely be on par with the best display’s on the market right now.

The Droid RAZR HD might feature ColorBoost technology.

It’s also possible that Motorola might outfit the device with the same ColorBoost technology that is found on the Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T.

Droid RAZR HD Specs

The next Droid RAZR remains a bit of a mystery in the specs department. Benchmarks have indicated that the device rocks a Snapdragon S4 processor, the same speedy processor that is found in the HTC One X and Droid Incredible 4G LTE.

While it hasn’t been confirmed, it’s possible that it will have the same massive battery as the Droid RAZR MAXX. The Droid RAZR MAXX has sold well on Verizon because of its slim design and big battery combo and the companies might look to repeat with the Droid RAZR HD.

We also expect that it will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest version of Android that just started rolling out with tons of new features early this month.

Right now though, the device is apparently running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Droid RAZR HD Camera

Oddly enough, a photo snapped with the Motorola Droid RAZR HD appeared on Picasa. The camera on the Droid RAZR HD is expected to be 13-megapixels, which would be a step up over the 8MP cameras found on the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX.

The Droid RAZR HD might feature a 13MP camera.

We expect that it will have all the bells and whistles included as well, things like 1080p video capture.

Droid RAZR HD Price

Like the release date, no information about the Droid RAZR HD’s price has leaked out to the surface. However, seeing as how Verizon decided that it was time to competitively price their 4G LTE smartphones, see the Droid Incredible 4G LTE’s price tag, it’s possible that we could see a Droid RAZR HD with an attractive price tag.

$199 sounds about right for a launch price on a phone of this caliber and a $149 price tag would probably sit even better with consumers though we don’t expect Verizon to dip that low knowing how popular the Droid RAZR line is.

  

Comments

  1. Dean says

    I would tend to agree with the october release but think motorola should have went with another carrier because much like the HTC incedible 4g it will be obsolete by then with quad cores and such so I think Motorola dropped the ball on this one.

  2. Cosmo Questi says

    Adam, you do make some good points. However, as far as Verizon doing a good job of not leaking the phone, remember that there were leaks of a Verizon corporate document giving a date for Droid fighter (Motorola XT926) workshops within the company months ago. That date was even interpreted by some as a release date. Secondly, if the number of cases on sale NOW for the XT926 is any indicator, then Verizon has leaked the heck out of this device to companies manufacturing accessories.

    Your second scenario, that the release date is far off, may turn out to have been more accurate if you had said we will never see it. Moto and Verizon may have finally learned something from the Bionic debacle, and the RARZ MAXX following so closely after the RAZR, It would be better to NOT announce a new phone, even if the release date is close, if there is ANY chance that the release might be delayed, so that it would bump up against the phone that was in the pipeline to follow it. And that is what I think has happened, that for some reason, they got the XT926 all ready to go, some issue has developed, and we may not EVER see this model, we will instead see the model that was intended to FOLLOW it (i.e. as the MAXX followed the RAZR).

    Or, and I hope that this is what is really going on, they are waiting for a version of Jelly Bean to load onto it before it arrives, and we will see it around the middle of, or late in, August.

  3. marty says

    I’m getting tired of all the BS about this release date. Come on already! Almost tempted just to go get the Samsung galaxy s3. Motorola this is cowardly move waiting and not coming ut with a new phone when Samsung kicked tour rear end!!!!

    • Jeff says

      I agree… beef it up a little more in ram, try fot a slightly better batter, and get in the ring already. Samsung just made bank off the S3 because Moto leeps playing around with releasing some competition. Are they going to sit on their thumbs when the new iPhone comes out and then HTC has a new one?

    • markp says

      I agree…everyday I don’t see a release date, the closer I am to driving to the store and getting the galaxy s3. It will potentially have 2 times the ram anyway…if samsung had a bigger battery comparable to the maxx, I’d be on the s3 right now.

      • Jeff says

        So tired of them releasing phones that are “close” to the competition. If you want to make money then make one that is BETTER than the competition.

  4. Thom71gt says

    As I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. Two people within Verizon that I talked to were both very forthcoming in when they ‘thought’ the HD would be released. Ironically, it’s the very time that this article said they thought it would NOT be released. I’ve been told that it will coincide with the release of the iPhone 5 and the other person at Verizon said, “Look for October to be a very exciting month with the release of a whole slew of new phones.”

    Well, there you have it. Two different people within Verizon telling me October.

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