We’ve seen a couple of RAZR look-alikes bound for the Chinese market before, but now they’re both official. The extremely similar devices both feature a 720p display and 13 megapixel rear cameras, beating the DROID RAZR and the identical international version soundly. Otherwise they’re essentially the same, including the 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.
Aside from the exterior styling, the HD XT928 (left) and MT917 (right) are essentially identical, though the latter is sporting the RAZR’s Kevlar back panel. Both seem to be running the standard Motorola-customized version of Gingerbread, for their sins. There’s no news of either model making their way oustide of the country, but considering the extensive amount of development that high-end phones like these require, don’t be surprised to se similar devices or variants popping up in other markets.
The most interesting development may be for the US market – though I’m hardly an impartial judge there. Verizon has so far had a monopoly on Motorola’s DROID line of devices in the US, with the original QWERTY DROID, the DROID X and all their subsequent sequels absent from competitors line-ups, even as the de-branded international versions. The slight visual changes, not to mention spec upgrades, could make them different enough for Motorola to sell the devices to AT&T or T-Mobile. Those of you waiting for a RAZR-like form factor without the Verizon contract may soon have something to look forward to.