Motorola is getting ready to take on the smartphone competition with the Droid Razr M. Leaked images and specs have given us a sneak peak at the latest Motorola device ahead of the official unveiling at a Motorola-Verizon event in New York City.
Also known as the Motorola XT907, or by its codename the Scorpion Mini, leaked Images of the Droid Razr M have it looking similar to the Droid RAZR and the Droid RAZR Maxx in size and design. The phone is set launch on Verizon's 4G LTE network.
Motorola's official announcement of the Droid Razr M has confirmed a dual-core SnapDragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. Complimenting that is 1GB of DDR2 RAM and 8GB of internal storage, with room for a removable MicroSD card of up to 32GB.
The Droid Razr M's screen will be a 4.3-inch, Super Amoled Advanced display. An official screen resolution has yet to be provided, but rumors peg it at 1196 by 720. Gorilla Glass 2 has been confirmed, which will make the Razr M's display a high scratch resistance. While's it's not quite edge-to-edge, the screen has "almost no borders," according to Motorola.
In the camera department, the Droid Razr M will have an 8MP video camera capable of capturing in 1080p. The front-facing video chat camera will be 3MP. The phone will also be NFC (near field communication) capable, an essential tool for services like Google Wallet.
Today's official unveiling of the Droid Razr M in NYC was a joint event hosted by exclusive Droid Razr carrier Verizon Wireless and manufacturer Motorola. While Verizon's 4G LTE network is a centerpiece of the push for this new smartphone, it will of course run on 3G, if Verizon's 4G network is not available in your area.
The Droid Razr M will be Mobile Hotspot capable, able to connect up to eight devices on 4G, and 5 on 3G.
A two-tone phone?
The first images of the Droid Razr M have shown it with Motorola's signature Kevlar-patterned backing, but with cases in either white or black. The result is a two-tone look that has elicited some mixed opinions the new phone's aesthetic.
Pre-order now, release date next week
Motorola will be taking pre-orders for the Droid Razr M after 5pm PDT today. The phone will be in stores by next week.
The Droid Razr M will retail for $99. That price is likely with a Verizon contract.
More info to come
Now that Motorola and Verizon have pulled back the curtain on the Droid Razr M, we'll be posting our hands-on impressions soon. Stay tuned for our initial thoughts and our Droid Razr M review, all to come shortly.