Motorola unveils Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone


Latest addition to RAZR portfolio to go on sale in the UK next month and will be the first smartphone to achieve speeds of up to 2GHz

Motorola Mobility has launched its RAZR i smartphone, powered by an Intel Atom processor that can achieve speeds of 2GHz for the first time.

The manufacturer said the speed of the processor enables the eight-megapixel camera to launch in less than a second, with multi-shot mode also enabling the user to take 10 pictures in less than a second.

The RAZR i runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and will be upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in due course.

It has a 4.3-inch HD touchscreen made from toughened Corning Gorilla Glass to protect from scratches, with the phone also featuring a splash-guard coating to protect against liquid damage.

The RAZR i, which also features NFC technology, comes with a 2,000 mAh battery that provides up to 20 hours of usage. Motorola said this makes it more 40 per cent powerful than the Apple iPhone 4S.

The Motorola RAZR i will be available in black at the beginning of next month in selected European and Latin American markets including the UK, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, with more to be announced. Pricing will be announced in due course.