updated 05:48 pm EDT, Wed September 5, 2012
HD Maxx variant adds larger battery
Motorola today unveiled the latest additions to its Droid Razr family, including the Razr HD, Razr HD Maxx, and Razr M. The HD editions both jump from their predecessors' 4.3-inch 540x960 Super AMOLED Advanced panel to a larger 4.7-inch display with 1280x720 HD resolution, though a shrinking bezel enables the larger screen to fit in a housing of similar volume. Keeping to the family heritage, all models are built with woven Kevlar and water-resistant nano-coatings.
Qualcomm's dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor powers both HD variants, which run Android 4.0 with a promise of Android 4.1 updates before the end of the year. Other hardware features include 1GB of RAM, 16GB of integrated storage, LTE, NFC, an eight-megapixel primary camera, and front-facing shooter. The standard Razr HD houses a 2500mAh battery, while the Maxx adds a 3300mAh cell for extended life.
The Droid Razr M is marketed as "the full-screen phone" due to its extremely thin bezel around a 4.3-inch display. Despite keeping the same display size as the original Droid Razr, the M is significantly shorter and narrower than its predecessor. Motorola claims the device is the "most compact 4.3-inch 4G LTE smartphone."
The Razr HD and HD Maxx are expected to ship before the holidays, though Verizon has yet to announce pricing. The Razr M will ship on the 13th of this month for $100 with a new or upgrade-eligible contract.