At a press event in London today, 18th September 2012, Motorola has teamed up with Intel to bring the new RAZR i, powered by an Intel Medfield chipset. The first discussion point comes in the form of the Intel CPU, which is a single-core 2GHz 32nm Intel Atom CPU, supporting hyper-threading. The smartphone will, thus, run Android on an x86 architecture, Ice Cream Sandwich that is.
Motorola made headlines a few weeks ago in regards to unveiling an edge-to-edge display for their upcoming smartphone. The Motorola RAZR i has a, relatively small, 720p HD 4.3” Super AMOLED Advanced display with qHD resolution, protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass (sadly not Gorilla Glass 2). At the event, Motorola took a few moments to compare its display to that of the iPhone 4S and the newly launched iPhone 5. The RAZR i has 40% more pixels per square inch the 4S and 15% more than the 5. For those interested, you also get NFC.
With the aid of the 2GHz Intel Atom chip, the RAZR i opens the camera app and readies the 8MP camera in under 1 second, and takes up to 10 pictures in another second, apparently faster than regular DSLR. Other specs include a 2000mAh Li-ion battery (with roughly 20 hour talk time), dimensions of 122.5×60.9×8.3mm, Kevlar-coated rear, 1GB RAM and microSD slot. The company suggested that the smartphone will go on sale in early October in UK, France, Germany, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. The rest of the world will follow shortly after.