Now that Google owns Motorola, we can expect the next line of Android phones to be some of the best on the market. The latest leak seems to confirm those expectations in terms of aesthetics.
Droid Life scored some images of Motorola's new DROID RAZR HD. Unfortunately, the only images that we get to see are the backplate and the side of the phone. Even then, the images that we do have show us that this phone is going to have some serious chops.
First things first, the backplate is now full kevlar. The camera is positioned at the top middle with the flash on on side and the speaker on the other. The backplate also confirms that this phone will be coming to Verizon and will be on their 4G LTE network.
Unfortunately, the images do not show us the screen. Droid Life's sources claim that the screen is "amazing" though. Considering that Motorola has consistently put out some of the most aesthetically pleasing Android phones, I have little doubt in their claim. The screen will also apparently take up much more space on the front of the phone by moving the navigation buttons onto the screen itself.
As for the specs, sources suggest that it will have a 13MP camera and a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU. It also has a micro-HDMI and USB port on the side of the phone. The specs are decent, but it's somewhat disappointing that the latest DROID RAZR doesn't have at least a quad-core processor. Of course, that's most likely due to the fact that the band that 4G LTE runs on in the U.S. forces us to use inferior processors.
So when will you be able to get your hands on this magical device? Sources peg the DROID RAZR HD as having a release later this summer. It would possibly allow Google and Motorola to take some steam out of the rumored iPhone 5 announcement that will be coming today.
We'll keep you up to date on any further developments. It will be interesting to see the form that Motorola phones take now that Google owns them. I expect them to fully take advantage of the latest and greatest features coming to Android before any other manufacturer, but we'll have to wait and see.