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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.