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DROID RAZR with 4.5″ 720p HD Screen and 13MP Camera Appears in China?

Recent purchasers of the DROID RAZR, please turn away now or prepare to be semi-frustrated by the news we are about to spread. Turning away? OK, good. To the rest of you, what you are seeing in the picture above is a RAZR variant that is headed to China, only it differs slightly from the newly released version we have our hands on here in the states. And no, I don’t mean that it has a different radio or slightly tweaked Blur skin, I’m talking about a couple of changes that would have been nice to see on our shores from the beginning.

The phone will rock out in the photo game with a whoppin’ 13MP HD camera, a slight bump from the 8MP shooter included in the DROID RAZR that was released here in the last week. It will also ditch the 4.3″ qHD Super AMOLED Advanced screen for a 4.5″ HD 720p screen. That’s right, the phone that was just released here in the states, already has a replacement on the way – at least in China.

Now, I don’t want to jump to any major conclusions here, but after seeing the Bionic get replaced by the RAZR after less than 2 months on the market, and with the DROID3 about to get 1-upped by the DROID4, it’s hard not to think that this new HD RAZR will be here in early 2012. There have been a couple of rumors floating around the back alleys of our Android world over the last couple of weeks suggesting that an “HD” Moto device is on the horizon – I’d say this is probably it. 

And the phone in the front of the three shown above with the “Dolby” audio is being rumored as the next DROIDX device, possibly the DROIDX3. How many more phones are we going to see in the next 6 months, eh Moto?

Via:  Engadget

  • http://www.facebook.com/Richard.A.McKenzie.III Richard Albert McKenzie III

    iPhone 5 might be coming out first quarter of next year rocking a quad core processor, now i’m not one to jump ship, but Android better have something major in the works for early next year to rival the competition.  I would hate to see the iPhone be ahead of Android in hardware.

  • chris

    Cant understand how people want 4.5 inch phones, a phone is too big once you cant use 1 hand/thumb to navigate the whole screen

    • Arodroid

      I can navigate my Droid X just fine with one hand/thumb….it’s called having man hands!

  • SugaShane

    It’s bullshit how they knowingly release phones that don’t have the very latest features, only so they can release another phone shortly thereafter. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GIPJHGPLNF543AY3QLWRV7DRQ crzytwnman

    It’s thicker than the US version.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6G6SCAOMWDRL4YUQ6JUHHBJ5DI josec

    13mp in a cell phone camera? No thanks. When will sheeple learn that stuffing massive amounts of megapixels on a small crappy sensor DEGRADES image quality, resulting in more noise. And given Motorola’s recent garbage cameras, this should be a total turd. I’ll stick with my 5mp Galaxy Nexus. kthxbye

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, camera quality is the last thing keeping me from the iPhone to android device switch.

    • BobSquared

      What’s funny is I’m willing to bet all of you Nexus fanboys would be trashing Moto if they used a 5 megapixel camera with the best possible photo quality if the Nexus had an 8-13 megapixel camera with mediocre quality.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6G6SCAOMWDRL4YUQ6JUHHBJ5DI josec

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6G6SCAOMWDRL4YUQ6JUHHBJ5DI josec

  • Anonymous

    Megapickles don’t matter dammit!

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

    How bout some more DROID4 news.  I am just about dead set on the G-Nex, but a DROID4 with 13mp cam, 720p screen, a gig of RAM, an OMAP4460 at 1.2ghz or higher, and that fantastic keyboard would be a tough cookie to bypass.  

    • Dominick DeVito

      You must be confusing those specs with the Droid 5, which will probably be released sometime in January.  :P

  • Anonymous

    I saw these pics the other day on phoinearena and saw the 13MP but didn’t think anything of it – oh well – as long as the camera is decent and works I don’t care if it is 8MP or 13MP

  • http://twitter.com/fmradio49 Frost M.

    Time to move to China!

  • Anonymous

    as a Bionic owner, i’d like to show my support here for you RAZR owners.  welcome to the club.

  • Anonymous

    This is hilarious.

  • Anonymous

    With the conversion rate isn’t it really like 3.2 mp?

  • Born2Rip

    More Nexus please.

  • Jtz

    How many of these new phones will work when they are released </3 Moto get it together.

  • Anonymous

    The rounded edges of the Chinese RAZR are much sexier than the hard edges of the American version. And with that screen, the Galaxy Nexus would lose 1 of its 2 major selling points to the RAZR, the second being stock ICS. Why couldn’t that be the US Version.

  • KeithV

    dude…we get it…stop replying the same thing over and over

    • Go Hawkeyes

      u mad bro?

      sorry couldn’t resist.

      • Anonymous

        u couldn’t resist bro?

        • Guest

          you a dick bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

    • Tucker Nebel

      yea, your mom got it too….from me last night…

      • Anonymous

        Are you happy people?  You whiners hated the “bro” comments so much, now we have the return of the mom jokes. lol, this’ll be interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zack-Pudney/16112745 Zack Pudney

    Like I’d buy another moto turd, give it up moto or least put a little effort into it.

  • Anonymous

    Can the GPU handle 720p gaming?  13mp camera is likely to just end up with gigantic, space-hogging pictures full of noise.   I’d take a good 5mp sensor and optics over 13mp crap any day. 

    And until we see a next-gen Moto with ICS pre-loaded and the killer combo of a removable battery and a microSD slot, I’m going to pass.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10600664 Eric Levine

      Agreed. Nobody needs 13MP. I find it usually hard to resist better stats but in this case, no problem at all passing up HUUUUGE pix. Sure there’s probably a setting to decrease the quality, but then why have the extra megapixels? 

  • Keith Sumner

    Who cares? Again it’s the circle of consumer electronics, users adopt an electronic device, something better comes out immediately after. Nothing new.

    • Dominick DeVito

      (says a Bionic owner) – sorry, couldn’t resist.  :-)

      But you have to admit this is getting a bit out of hand. especially when they JUST released the Razr four days ago.

      • Keith Sumner

        it is getting out of hand, it’s a little ridiculous, but there’s nothing we can do about it, no matter what choice we make with what’s out now, we will have a great device in our hands.

      • Anonymous

        There’s nothing here saying that these phones are even coming to the U.S.  They’re just China’s Razr variants.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.philip Steve Philip

    doesnt matter to me, dont with moto until they unlock their bootloaders

    droid x was a great phone though

  • Dominick DeVito

    Is this the Motorola Dinara we heard about over the summer?

  • Mas

    that is messed up….

  • http://twitter.com/slole1 slole1

    Verizon continues to plunder and rape the uninformed consumer. Thanks DroidLife for informing your readers and making us informed consumers. I’ll pass on the RAZR now. Thanks!

  • Eyeymnepo

    i don’t care how many phones they release, but they should maybe do a release of phones once or twice a year. then give advanced notice of what the phones are. that way you can make at least some informed decision on what to buy.

    technology moves fast and they have to put it out fast to keep up or be cutting edge, but this is ridiculous. they know a vast majority of people are locked into contracts, and can’t just buy phone after phone.

    their motivation is definitely money, but does this an anyway also control the devs somewhat? Put so much product out there, thin the resources, slow the hacking and keep the control?

    • Jjjjj

      “i don’t care how many phones they release, but they should maybe do a release of phones once or twice a year”

      Soooooooooo, you actually do care?  If not, considered me confused.

    • Sir Lawrence

      There’s such a large demand for phones- most teenages are getting into smartphones nowadays too. How do you expect a business to be profitable if they can’t get people to buy their products more than twice a year? Their motivation is money? No kidding it is. It’s a business, thats what it’s about. There’s not a messiah cell phone company out there trying to stop other phone makers from flooding the market. People are crying that there are too many phones out there but this thread is full of “When is my gnex coming out ohhh man I want it now!”.

  • Thisisnotgoingtowork

    Its probably just the a converson depending on the current exchange rate of  us MP to china MP.

  • Anonymous

    “u mad, America?” – Motorola 

    • Anonymous

      Motorola is an American company btw. Good job.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, well when they start sending a lot of jobs overseas, how American is that :P

        • Anonymous

          VERY American actually. Name a company that doesn’t?

        • Jason

          Actually that’s pretty American. Sad but true! That’s what happens when these companies get taxed out the @ss and also being able to pay someone .37cent an hour doesn’t help us either.

          • Lgreg64

            this companies will still send the jobs overseas if you did not tax them they only care about there bonus at the end of the year. cheap labor bigger bonus 

          • Anonymous

            Peter Schiff has the right idea!

      • Anonymous

        Oh really? Please point me to one or any Moto US manufacturing plant? HQ maybe, but nothing Moto produces is made on US soil, sorry :( not very american…

      • Anonymous

        So is Chevrolet yet my truck is from Canada.  

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t mean you cant screw over America…. Have you seen Obama?

        • Louis B

          Have you seen G.w.Bush?

    • Dr_buttballs

      Bai Chi!

  • Dominick DeVito

    …and they’re unlocked too.

    That’s two kicks to the balls.

    • Keith Sumner

      not the bootloader, unlocked to work on different cell frequencies. Unless that’s what you already meant, in that case sorry.

      • Dominick DeVito

        The non-US versions of the Razr have unlocked bootloaders, it was Verizon that requested they be locked – so why would these be any different?

  • Anonymous

    Meh. The already large phone gets larger! Thanks but no thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/psykotikz chris grame

    Ok…Nothing besids the nexus has grabbed my attention for a while untill you mentions the droid XXX.  I’m an OGX owner and can’t help feel a little loyalty right now.  Give me more info on that plzzz

  • Dominick DeVito

    Dear Motorola,
    Thanks for a year of face slapping disappointment.

    Sincerely,
    A Soon-To-Be-Samsung-Phone Owner

    • Bewara2009

      This guy is mas as hell!

      • Anonymous

        ??

  • Anonymous

    why are all these so called american companies so eager to please foreign countries before their own? first google shafted us (indirectly) and now Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      Where do you think your phone was made?

      • Anonymous

        that doesn’t matter.. we pay them to do our jobs.. but it still belongs to us. (as in the American corporation)

    • Anonymous

      Because they wruv Motowrola wrong time.

  • Greg Williams

    REVOLT!!!!!!

  • Dhuff44

    Moto needs to quit pushing out so many phones and fix the ones they have out.

  • richard melcher

    I love you Motorola, but you gotta stop shooting yourself in the foot. 
    Actually more like shooting your customers in the foot. 

    perhaps these pictures could be of concept prototypes from before the RAZR launch…?

  • Sklozier

    Is this Razr cdma or gsm wonder if it will go to at&t

  • Billy Jenkins

    your either NEXUS…. or your against us.

    • Anonymous

      i love john cena

      • Billeymaes

        I like turtles.

        • Guest

          i love lamp.

          • Sp4rxx

            sugar is sweet

          • Anonymous

            Took me a while to remember what movie that was from.

      • Guest

        Sandusky likes little boys.

    • Bewara2009

      U mad bro?

      • Billy Jenkins

        why would I be mad for quoting a WWE teams favorite saying which actually seems to work well with the current most popular phone? lol. U stupid bro?

        • Anonymous

          People still watch that crap??

          • Billy Jenkins

            nah. I stopped watching it like 5 years ago when chris and eddie died.  But I watched a few episodes when I found out the rock came back and thats when I heard them say that. And I just realized that in a way it actually does work well with the Nexus phone.

  • Tabe

    Motorola KRAZR??!!! lol

  • Anonymous

    Dear Moto,
    Kiss my ass.

    Seriously, what the hell? I was THIS CLOSE to ordering the Razr yesterday (I saw this on Engadget first).
    Bad enough the Bionic owners get shafted, now the Razr owners get shafted, soon followed by the Droid 3 owners.
    I know planned obsolescence exists, but Motorola is throwing it in our face every chance it gets.

    EDIT: Yes, I mad.

    • Tucker Nebel

      u mad bro?

      • dmd1101

        LOL this is so original.

        • Anonymous

          u mad bro?

          • Guest

            are YOU mad, bro?

          • Anonymous

            u unoriginal, bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

    • Jak_341

      u mad bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

    • Anonymous

      i just got the razr on thursday…and what i am not is disappointed…a bigger, hd screen and higher megapixel camera does not a better phone make…i jump into a phone knowing that something better is always around the corner, it comes with the territory of this sort of technology…quit complaining and go with what is best right now, or you’ll never upgrade

      • Anonymous

        For real.  An extra 5 MP is useless unless you are really having your pics printed at a larger(than average) size.  The screen kinda bothers me, but then, I don’t really have any complaints about the picture quality on the US RAZR…screens this small HD is far less important, the human eye notices very little of the detail change.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed.  Even if these phones were coming to the US in ’12, I’d still be happy with my purchase.  Now come ’13, yeah I’ll start getting the itch again.

    • Anonymous

      Calm down.  Theres nothing that here saying here that: 1. the U.S. is even getting these phones.  2. Even if they were, that they’d be showing up on American shores anytime in the next five months.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000418970841 W Paul Schenck

    Typical Moto BS!!! Now I am sure G-Nex is being held up so that Verizon can sell more RAZRs.

    • Anonymous

      You’re dumb.  These are China market versions of the Razr only.

  • Tnuts22

    What the crap …. I have wanted a 4.5″ phone since the rumors of the bionic said that’s what it would have …. a razr that size would have been an instant in my pocket choice

  • Anonymous

    With all this G-Nex delay, Moto sure looks appealing.

    • Jac White

      What G-Nex delay are you referring to?  When Samsung announced the Nexus it announced it would be announcing on the 17th.   Is that date even here yet?  Did you go back to the future and find out when it will be replaced or just basing your comment on all the unfounded internet rumors?  just curious.

      • Anonymous

        The 17th is release day for many non US countries…. It’s always an AUTOmatic delay with Verizon. Since it “WON”T be here on the 17th

      • Anonymous

        You ok? BC you you sound a bit upset at what I said lol it’s just a comment dude. chill out hahaha My point is that everybody in the world knows when theyre getting their G-Nex. Everyone except Verizon that is. Sure you can call rumors… “rumors”, but on these tech sites, rumors turn factual and if anybody knows Verizon, then you know this phone is delayed. I mean c’mon..even the announcement of the G-Nex itself was delayed.

  • Anonymous

    Well crap do I wait for this or the Galaxy Nexus???  My Droid X is already on it’s 4th last refurbished leg. lol

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    is it still the same sucky moto camera software probably!

    • Tabe

      Moto camera software is fine. Its the crappy sensors that they use that’s the problem

    • Dongwenal

      Moto need spend more time fixing camera software or sensors.

  • http://twitter.com/m1dnite Kevin N

    It sucks that when you buy a phone within a few months a new one is replacing it. 

    • Tucker Nebel

      u mad bro?

      • Anonymous

        Don’t start that sh*t please….it’s so played out.

        • Anonymous

          ..

        • bigrob60

          Speaking of which………..I haven’t seen any posts from him in awhile. Did he finally get banned?

          • LionStone

            Yep probably like the Bernard dude.

          • bigrob60

            ‘Bout freaking time

          • Mctypething

            u mad bro?

          • Guest

            you a dick bro?

        • instigator

          You jaded bro? 

        • Tucker Nebel

          Your moms played out….from last night?

          • Anonymous

            zing

          • Anonymous

            You’re a tool.

          • Tucker Nebel

            Yep, a tool that was inside your motha…

          • Anonymous

            lol

    • Go Hawkeyes

      What’s even worse is now it’s not even taking a few months.  It only takes weeks.  I don’t want to buy a new phone ever again because the phone I want doesn’t even get close to release date before something even better gets announced.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Richard.A.McKenzie.III Richard Albert McKenzie III

        Just get something that will last you and keep you happy.  Galaxy Nexus, enough said.  That phone should keep you occupied for a good two years or until your next upgrade is available.  Or someone on Craigslist is selling a newer phone of your liking for a reasonable price(I do this every 6 months or so, I’m so addicted to new technology).

      • Nick

        Aside from the fact that none of these phones will make it to the states? Why should it matter to you what phone China gets?

  • Anonymous

    I fail to see Motos strategy with all these phones being released in such close proximity.

    • John

      easy… $$$$$$$$$$$

      • Anonymous

        I would think they would lose money relative to development costs with all these devices cannibalizing sales from each other. I would prefer fewer devices with more substantial upgrades. 

        • TROLOLOL

          I AGREE WITH MIKE

        • Anonymous

          except lately their phones look like they’re pushed out the door way too early.  like they “come up with a testing schedule and then chop off the last half of it” too early.so they’re saving money on development right there.

    • TROLOLOL

      no kidding, or their commercials either.

    • Mr. English

      It’s called marketing. Somebody will buy one of them, somebody will buy all of them and the ones who don’t buy any of them, will either buy what they think is the next, next, big thing or they’re not a demographic possibility anyway.

    • SamIam

      Why, you looking for a phone with a TD-SCDMA (China only standard) radio?

  • TROLOLOL

    Don’t be fooled… it’s really Molorota Shavr.

    • Anonymous

      I personally think it’s fake, just like EVERYTHING ELSE in China.  The “iPhone 5″ has been available in China for months.

      • Anonymous

        Saw these a few days ago. Much like other phones such as the Motorola XT720 these RAZR-like phones will likely never see the American market. Foreign markets always get phones with crazy megapixel numbers, etc.

      • Cooksta3276

        No….the iphone 6 has been out for a year already over there.  Haha

  • Anonymous

    the g nex is the only love in my life, no matter how much bigger the boobies are on all the new beasts coming soon

    • TROLOLOL

      “love,” “boobies,” and “beasts,” should not be used in the same sentence.

      • Anonymous

        Just because you’re ugly (a beast) doesn’t mean you can’t have some bangin boobies.

      • Anonymous

        beast=animal…they’ve just released a study where they have found that zoophilia leads to penile cancer…js

      • Anonymous

        what about the movie The Boobies and the Beast?

  • Mr ilheis

    NEXUS or go home!