Motorola RAZR goes HD, 4G; hitting Australia late-2012

Motorola’s flagship RAZR hasn’t had much attention this year, but that’s set to change, with three new RAZR-based phones being announced, two of which will be making their way to Australia later this year.

Designed with the sleek and svelte look that Motorola brought back late last year in its revival of the RAZR handset, the latest handset throws together a high definition 720p 4.7 inch display that runs close to the edges of the handset, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor that sounds awfully familiar to the one found in the high-speed HTC One XL, Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology, 2500mAh battery, and an 8 megapixel camera sitting at the back of the phone.

Like last year’s model, it’s thin, with 8.4mm the overall thickness and Kevlar, plastic, and glass used in the construction of the handset, so it should take some wear and tear.

Meanwhile, Motorola will also try it hand at providing a version of the RAZR sporting similar tech without the high price in the RAZR M.

While the flagship RAZR HD boasting a high definition screen, the RAZR M will instead feature a 4.3 inch qHD Super AMOLED display, similar to what last year’s RAZR was like.

Outside of this, the technology for the RAZR M seems very familiar, especially in comparison to the new RAZR HD, with a dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, Kevlar fibre, edge-to-edge screen, and NFC tech too.

From what we hear, both handsets – the RAZR HD and RAZR M – will support fourth-generation mobile connectivity, and as such, will be launched exclusively in Telstra when they arrive later this year.

They’ll also feature some of that cool splash-guard technology we demoed last year, making it possible this phone will survive a bad encounter with beer, not that you should ever have one.

The third handset announced by Motorola won’t be landing in Australia, however, with the RAZR MAXX HD supporting almost two full-days of use of battery power with a slightly larger battery and thicker body, the only major discernible differences between it and the RAZR HD.

Motorola told us this week that the MAXX wouldn’t be arriving locally, though as it is “available on a different frequency band that is not compatible with the Australian market.”