Motorola unveils its first Intel powered smartphone – The Razr i
Motorola have most recently unveiled its first smartphone titled the “Razer i” to be powered by a single core 2GHz Intel Atom Processor. Sounds Intriguing doesn’t it ? The device features a 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED display w/qHD resolution and would come bundled with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, up-gradable to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean some time later. The device is similar to Razr M which was unveiled in the beginning of September but unlike its predecessor which runs on a Qualcomm chip, the Razer i as mentioned earlier would be getting a taste of Intel’s flagship mobile Atom processor.
Come to think of it, this is quite an interesting (and galant) step by Motorola in partnering with Atom and opting to go with the Atom chip instead of going with the traditional Qualcomm processors made by Samsung using technology licensed by the British group ARM Holdings. Even though Intel dominates the PC industry by a long mile, it has been a little slow to adapt its powerful processors to work well in battery sensitive mobile devices. We’ll have to wait and see how this new partnership turns out but for now it seems that things are looking quite promising for both the companies.
Motorola Razer i Specs at a glance
- 4.3-inch SuperAMOLED display w/ qHD resolution (Gorilla Glass)
- Dimensions: 122.5mm x 60.9mm x 8.3mm
- Android 4.0.4 (Upgrade to Jelly Bean after launch)
- Single-core 2GHz Intel Atom processor (supports hyper-threading)
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal storage
- Kevlar coated
- 8-megapixel (rear) camera
- 0.3-megapixel (front) VGA camera
- 2,000mAh battery