Motorola's new phone could offer edge-to-edge screen

More rumours are swirling around the mystery Android phone that Motorola and Verizon will release on 5 September in New York.

Motorola's new phone should look like the Droid Razr Maxx, but will it offer the marathon battery life?
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET)

A few more details trickled out over the weekend regarding the new Android smartphone that Motorola is expected to unveil next week.

Citing a person familiar with the handset, Bloomberg reported that it will feature an edge-to-edge display, and will support 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks. The source didn't spill any other details, except to say that the device will go on sale with Verizon Wireless in the US later this year.

Though Verizon and Motorola declined to comment to Bloomberg, both 4G support and a noteworthy screen sound plausible. Previous rumours have pegged the name of the phone as the Droid Razr M 4G LTE (say that three times fast), and the invitation for the Wednesday, 5 September event in New York promised to put something "on display".

It's unclear, however, whether the new phone will deliver an HD display. While early reports indicated such a feature, recent speculation suggests just a 4.3-inch qHD (960x540-pixel) super AMOLED advanced display with Gorilla Glass 2.

On the outside, the Droid Razr M 4G LTE should sport the trim profile of the earlier Droid Razr, but we'll have to see whether it carries the long-lasting battery of the popular Droid Razr Maxx. Other features could include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a dual-core 1.5GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor and an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video.

Whatever happens, CNET will be at Wednesday's event to bring you all the news in words, pictures and video.

Via CNET.com



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glittalogik posted a comment   
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I'm a little worried that "edge-to-edge display" is code for "will shatter if dropped from higher than 5cm, or indeed looked at funny."




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