RAZR i Will Be Motorola’s First Intel-based Smartphone

Motorola RAZR iGoogle’s Motorola Mobility announced the upcoming release of an Intel-based smartphone, Motorola RAZR i. The RAZR i has 4.3” Super-AMOLED edge-to-edge display and under the hood there’s a powerful Intel Atom Z2460 x86-based 2GHz processor. Intel is having a tough time loosening ARM’s grip on the mobile industry, despite the availability of powerful, energy-efficient Medfield processor. While many ARM-based processors have two or four cores, the Atom Z2460 is still a single-core solution and to serve up multi-core functionality, Intel uses the Hyperthreading technology.

The phone should be available next month in various countries including those in Europe and South America. The integrated multi-threading capability allows for better multitasking performance and users should be able to switch between hardware-intensive apps without skipping a beat. Its 8Mp rear-facing camera should be able to load in a fraction of a second. The processor should support Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) nicely and Motorola confirmed that the RAZR i is upgradeable to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Overall, the phone seems to be roughly similar with the recently released RAZR M, except for the lack of LTE support.