Motorola released three new smartphones on Wednesday to expand the Motorola Razr family. Google acquired the smartphone manufacturer Motorola Mobility earlier this year and the new handsets are the first release under the Razr banner after the buyout.
The new handsets are Motorola Razr M, Motorola Razr HD and Motorola Razr Maxx HD. The company, despite Google ownership, trimmed off the Droid moniker from the official names.
The new handsets are divided into two categories targeting two different market segments. The Razr M is the trim model with a smaller 4.3-inch screen and lesser pixel resolution. Though its battery is quite powerful, it churns out less time than the other two.
Motorola said in a statement that Razr M will be available from September 12. With pre-orders starting from the launch date on Verizon’s 4G LTE network the new Razr M will be sold for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two year contract.
The next in line is the Razr HD, which has an HDTV-like display with a denser screen resolution, 720p HD. The screen size is also bigger than Razr M at 4.7 inches. Motorola has also increased the brightness of the displays that was eminent even at first look.
The battery has been revamped in the Razr HD. The already better performing battery is now 2,300 mAh and offers 10 hours of continuous HD video watching or 6 hours of internet usage. The shape of both Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD has found smaller tweaks and slimness.
The high-end Razr Maxx HD offers the same specs as the Razr HD but with even better battery. The 3,300 mAh source churns out 13 hours of video watching or eight hours of web browsing.
All three new devices have end-to-end screens, like the Galaxy Nexus, without any physical or capacitive buttons. Moreover, they are equipped with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 but both Motorola and Google were quick to point out that Jelly Bean 4.1 update will shortly be available. The Razr HD and Razr Maxx HS are expected to be release before the holiday season, however, there were no official words on the date or the price.