Last week, Motorola launched its first Intel-powered smartphone, the RAZR i, in the UK. As of today, this high-end smartphone is now available in France. The RAZR i is the first smartphone with a processing speed of 2Ghz, and runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which can be upgraded to Jelly Bean.
We reviewed the RAZR i back in September, and much like you’d expect, it has some pretty decent specs, the best of which is its 2GHz Intel Atom processor, which officially makes this smartphone more powerful than many first-generation netbooks. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space (plus a microSD expansion slot), an 8MP camera, and a 4.3-inch AMOLED display. The display has exceptionally small bevels, maximizing screen real estate while minimizing phone size. According to Motorola, the battery will last for up to 20 hours of mixed usage.
Aside from its Intel processor, the RAZR i’s other claim to fame is its instant-launch 8MP camera, which launches in less than one second. The camera can can record video in full HD, and has a 10-shot burst mode that takes ten pictures in less than one second. The RAZR i also boasts “HDR capabilities” and an illuminated sensor.
The RAZR i is available from select carriers in France at the contract-free price of 399€, and available with a contract from Formule Carrée. The phone comes with an unlockable bootloader for those who like to customize. All things considered, this could be the phone that fully launches Intel into the smartphone market, something it hasn’t successfully accomplished thus far.