Motorola’s RAZR brand may have started out life as an iconic dumbphone, but 2011 saw the brand reincarnated as an Android smartphone, the Droid RAZR. One year later, we got the RAZR HD (not to mention the Maxx), but then last year the RAZR name appeared to be dropped in favor of the Droid Ultra. Is that all she wrote for the RAZR’s lineage? Before we call that book closed, we’re checking out a new benchmark entry for an unknown Motorola handset, which may just be the next phone to take on the RAZR name.
Over on GFXBench we see a listing for Motorola’s XT912A. With a Snapdragon 800, 5.2-inch 1080p screen, 2GB of RAM, what looks like 32GB of storage, and running the still-unreleased Android 4.4.3, the phone sounds pretty darn decent. But why might this be another RAZR?
Well, that model number XT912A is just a hair removed from the original Droid RAZR, XT912. The RAZR HD stepped that up to XT926, and the Droid Ultra went all the way to XT1080. It’s quite odd to see a newer device backtrack on its model number like this, but it’s impossible for us to ignore the strong connection to the RAZR itself.
But is that how this model will actually arrive – as a new RAZR? Well, that’s another story, and one we can’t really speak to with much confidence just from this benchmark data, but the implication’s there.
Update: The team over at Droid-life remembers seeing this XT912A model number pop up a year ago, only the hardware attached to it then ended up being the Moto X. So could XT912A just be a generic “cover ID” Motorola is using to disguise in-development phones, and not a sign of a RAZR connection?