Motorola DROID RAZR M coming in HD flavor?

The Motorola DROID RAZR M was a bit underwhelming when it was announced earlier this year, but it was never a bad device. In fact, the main complaint against it was the fact that the display wasn’t HD. Instead it launched with qHD resolution, and it was placed onto Verizon’s store shelves at the mid-range point.

It seems that might not have been enough for the OEM and carrier, though, as an HD variant is said to be in the works. PhoneArena picked up on the news from an unnamed source, and even has a nice, long list of specs for us to go over.

The device will reportedly house a 4.5 inch 720p display which gives us an astounding 326 ppi, a 3,300mAh battery which should give up to 21 hours of talk time, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more.

If all this sounds too familiar, the it’s probably because it sounds an awful lot like a DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The battery certainly matches that device’s capabilities, we’re looking at the same chipset, and aside from the rumored DROID RAZR M HD being .2 inches smaller it should house many of the same components. We can’t be too sure what the motive for this refresh is with the base RAZR series already out there, but we’re not mad to be getting more options at all.

We have no idea when Motorola would be bringing the device out, but it’s quick turnaround for a simple refresh. The original RAZR M was released in September so a turnaround time of less than half a year would be insane. Heck, anything short of 10 months would be ridiculous.

That said, it’s just a rumor so there’s not much sense in putting a ton of stock into it. A word of advice, though: if this excites you then just go ahead and get yourself a RAZR MAXX HD because it’s almost the exact same device as far as internals go.

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  • Andrew Brown

    Pointless. The Razr M is a great midrange phone that is just the right size for those who like the iPhone’s size but prefer the android OS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amar.a.singh.7 NoIdentity Necessary

      I currently own a Razr i … I like the idea of having a 3300 mah battery, and HD screen but 2 gigs of ram is way more important than battery considering that it easily already lasts for 2 days …

    • phinn

      Agreed… The RAZR M is the near perfect Android phone and instead of replacing it already with almost no noticeable improvements they should be SUPPORTING what is still almost new with Android 4.2 and then Key Lime Pie. Articles like this do nothing but piss me off and make me want to switch back to crapple where phones get supported.

      • AndroidiMac

        Nexus or nothing.

        • phinn

          Nexus can’t do CDMA/LTE like the Razr M, GS3, iPhone 5, or any other phone on the planet. Therefore as a VZW customer I have no choice but to consider it an irrelevant slap in the face straight from Google.

    • eRadicant

      If it was the same size but with higher PPI I would be all for it.

  • domatau

    release this in a GSM version already and I’m not talking about the intel version that’s not subsidized in the states

    • WickedToby741

      It would make a great budget phone for T-Mobile.

      • domatau

        agreed and make it unlocked and beef up the camera feature like htc one series and they have a solid contender. i think there’s way too much focus now on super big phones that are great to use but not so great for carrying around, etc.

  • Connor Moore

    I was under the impression that the Droid Razr M already used the same Snapdragon S4 Plus chip that the Droid Razr HD and Maxx both use? Which is the apparently the same CPU that the US Galaxy S III variants use as well.

    • phinn

      You’re correct, the RAZR M (along with GS3, Inc4G, etc) uses the MSM8960 aka the S4 Plus.

  • Bizzle9

    I rather like the Razr M. My only complaint is the large bezel size at the bottom and the hideous Verizon tramp stamp.

    • phinn

      Same. Remove the horrible giant VZW logo (the simple one on the back is fine), and put a decent camera on it and it’s perfect. Still probably going to buy it since it’s free online now and my upgrade is up.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Agreed…it would look even sexier without that huge logo.

  • BigCiX

    Leave it to Motorola to develope 45 different versions of the same phone. I wouldn’t expect anything less then a Droid RAZR M HD MAXXX in about 3 months from now.

  • WickedToby741

    A RAZR M HD seems unlikely and is a bad idea. This wouldn’t perhaps instead be the DROID 5 would it? The DROID 4 needs a refresh far worse than the M and the specs seem plausible besides the fact that there’s no mention of a physical keyboard.

  • Steve

    I love my Razr M; Perfect size and doesn’t feel like a 4.3″

  • AMbro86

    It does seem quite strange. They continue to blur the line between their top and midrange handsets. But hey who am I to complain if they make a cheaper RAZR more awesome?