If Motorola is to keep up with the likes of HTC and Samsung, which can safely be considered giants of the market, it has to come up with a successor to the popular DROID RAZR smartphone. Thanks to the EXIF data of a leaked image on Picasa we can now safely say that the successor of that device will bear the name of Motorola DROID RAZR HD. What makes this leak highly plausible is that it came from a picture taken by none other than Vic Yu, and engineer and program manager at Motorola Mobility.
The EXIF data also yielded some other information about the upcoming device, like that face that it will come with an 8 MP camera of f/2.4 aperture. While the leaked photo had only 6 MP it was in a 16:9 format, and this usually means an 8 MP camera sensor for those 4:3 full sized shots.
Another clue about the features of the upcoming phone resides in the name, to me more specific in the HD part. This means that we can expect the next Motorola flagship to come with an HD screen, and this will not necessarily be a novelty. Motorola has been selling a variant of its RAZR in China which spots a 4.5 inch wide screen capable of HD resolution so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the same screen being used on another device.
The other scenario is that Motorola will simply bring the device they sell in China to the US and the rest of the world with a different name and some slightly tuned specs. The only thing that is certain is that the RAZR HD will come with Android 4.0 ICS onboard, as it will have to compete with the likes of the HTC One and presumably the Samsung Galaxy S III.
Until we know more, we will just let you think about how this device will look at given the fact that the DROID RAZR is still one of the best looking Android running smartphones out there.