Motorola is reportedly preparing to announce the release of the Droid Razr HD in October, after initially teasing followers of its Facebook page with a mystery LTE Motorola phone.
Despite not revealing the phone last week, sources and reports have suggested that the company is planning the release of the Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD phones, the latter of which will offer substantially better battery life, reports Slash Gear.
The latest source is claiming that Motorola plans on releasing the two new smartphones in October after it has moved enough of its Droid Razr and Razr Maxx devices. The launch seems contingent on the sales of the company’s current models, meaning they may be holding out on an announcement until they have reached their sales goal in the original models.
CNet notes that the Android 4.0 smartphones will reportedly offer identical hardware, except for the Maxx’s extended battery life. The Droid Razr smartphones will reportedly include a 720×1,280-pixel HD display, 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processors, and possibly even a 13-megapixel camera.
According to Hot Hardware, images of the new Razr HD were leaked to the web recently via a supposed Motorola employee and, while it won’t necessarily win beauty pageant contests, it will likely become Motorola’ new flagship handset, because of its power. Also, if the pictures of the new Motorola Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD are any indication, the phones will carry Android 4.0.4 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) instead of the latest Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update.
If the October release date is true, then the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD will launch in direct competition with Apple’s rumored release of the iPhone 5.