Motorola’s highly successful RAZR phone series is back, with the company today announcing a 4.3 inch smartphone packing in high-end features in a body that’s thin, light, and built to last.

An Optus exclusive, the new RAZR packs in a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 2.3.5 “Gingerbread”. What’s more, it’s thin – razor thin, so to speak – with the size apparently measuring 7.1mm thin along the body. A camera section extrudes from the body, however, offering an 8 megapixel autofocus camera, LED flash, and 1080p Full HD video capture in the handset.

Picking up from where the original aluminium-clad Motorola RAZR V3 series left off, the new RAZR features a top quality build that’s sure to impress. Made with sculpted glass, diamond-cut aluminium accents, and protected by Corning’s scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass, splash-guard coating on the inside electrical boards, and even Kevlar fibre, the new RAZR is looking like one well built machine.

“The original Motorola RAZR was an iconic phone synonymous with sleek, stylish design and quickly became an object of desire,” said Timo Brouwer, managing director of Motorola Mobility across Australia and New Zealand. “Now we’ve done it again by creating the next impossibly thin smartphone – a head-turning design with the power to carry your life with you.

Heading to stores in November, the RAZR will be available exclusively through Optus on the $59 Optus Cap plan.

Motorola's new Android-equipped RAZR on the left and the old RAZR V3 on the right.