Motorola Announces RAZR i, Intel Medfield Processor, World’s First 2GHz SoC


We knew Intel was going to be part of today’s Motorola announcement and we had a pretty good hunch that it will be making the processor which will power whatever phone the company will unveil today. We now have the official info: the Motorola RAZR I is powered by an Intel Atom (Medfield) processor and it’s the world’s first phone to run on a 2GHz SoC (single-core though, but with hyper-threading).

Motorola is proud to call this the biggest launch in the UK since the RAZR. The newborn RAZR I packs an edge-to-edge 4.3-inch AMOLED screen (“with virtually no border”) which will appeal to those who love small bezels. At the heart of the phone there’s a 2,000mAh battery (with 40% more power than the competition) behind the now familiar Kevlar material which is now water repellent. The 2GHz Intel Atom SoC is build for web browsing (Java-based applications to be more specific). One of its main features is the low power consumption even while doing CPU intensive activities like gaming.

There’s an eight-megapixel camera at its back (with less than one second to load and multi-shot of 10 pictures per second), VGA webcam on the front, and if you want to beam your photos there’s built-in NFC with Android Beam functionality.

Android is on-board and unfortunately we’re looking at Ice Cream Sandwich, which is somewhat of a letdown knowing the strong relationship between Motorola and Google (not to mention that Jelly Bean has been out for quite some time now). However, Android power users will be happy to find out that the phone has an unlocked bootloader.

As far as availability is concerned, there’s no word on the US market but UK, Germany, France, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil should see it first at the beginning of next month. Select markets will get a white version too.

Hit up the source link for the press release where you can find more info!

Source: Motorola, Facebook

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