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Motorola Announces Intel-powered RAZR i

By Michael Low & Sidney Wong - on 18 Sep 2012, 6:55pm

Motorola Announces Intel-powered RAZR i

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Motorola and Intel today unveiled the first smartphone to run on a 2.0GHz processor, the RAZR i. 

The main highlight of the RAZR i, which looks like an exact clone of the RAZR M announced last week, is its single-core 2GHz Intel Atom processor. Intel claims that the 32nm processor is able to perform better and more efficiently than its dual-core counterparts via hyper-threading. Other specs include: 

  • 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display / 960 x 540 pixels (256ppi)
  • Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Android 4.1)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage memory
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera / 0.3-megapixel front camera 
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • 122.5 x 60.9 x 8.3mm
  • 126g

Another key feature of the RAZR i is its "edge-to-edge" display, which Motorola claims to have 40% more screen per square inch than the iPhone 4S, and 15% more than the iPhone 5.

The first Android 4.0 smartphone to be powered by the Intel Medfield processor is the ZTE Grand X IN, which was launched at IFA 2012 a month ago. Earlier at CES 2012, Lenovo took the wraps off the first Intel-powerd smartphone, the K800 but it is only available in China.

The Motorola RAZR i will be available in black beginning in October in select European and Latin American markets including the U.K, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico with more to be announced. A white version will also be coming to select markets. Pricing will vary by country. 

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Source: Motorola