Thought to only be a China-exclusive phone back in June, Motorola’s Razr V has spread its tentacles relatively fast outside Asia. Although it hasn’t yet hit the United States (and might never do so), the Razr V will be available to quite a lot of tech users in only a matter of hours.
The Australian Razr V will be available both on Optus’ official website and in brick and mortar stores across Australia. You’ll be able to get the phone for free on a two-year contract, with the cheapest plan costing $35 a month and an additional $4 monthly handset repayment. That’ll make the total cost of the phone over the 24-month period of your contract reach almost $950, which is not very much, considering the competition.
As difficult as it might be to believe, the Razr V will only be the second Motorola phone to hit Australia this year, following the modestly equipped Defy Mini. A lot might be at stake for Moto with this launch, especially if the Atrix HD LTE won’t come to Australia soon.
Optus already has the Razr V listed on its official website, but you can’t pre-order the handheld just yet. That should change in only a few hours, so keep your eyes peeled, and in the meantime, browse through the phone’s full spec sheet below:
4.3-inch qHD ColourBoost capacitive touchscreen with 960 x 540 pixels resolution
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX540 GPU
1 GB of RAM
4 GB of internal storage space
MicroSD card slot for expanding the memory to up to 32 GB
8 MP rear-facing camera with LED Flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1,780 mAh battery capable of running for up to 9.5 hours in talk time
Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity
Internaland External Splash Guard protection
65.8 x 128.5 x 8.35 mm dimensions
Anyone thinking of picking up the phone from Optus? Why? Why not?