The Razr i is based on a mid-range model sold in the US that features an ARM-based Snapdragon processor.
Motorola said the change of chip meant improved camera performance. However, it has also meant Google’s Chrome browser is not installed on the device.
Intel just lately minimize its gross sales forecasts bringing up weaker demand. although it dominates pc chip gross sales this is a area of interest player within the smart instrument sector.
The handset is Motorola’s first to feature an Intel processor
Its present sensiblephone companions – ZTE, Lenovo, Lava, and Gigabyte – are all somewhat minor sensibletelephone forces in Western markets.
So, Intel’s tie-up with Google – which also makes the Android system – is widely seen as its most significant effort to crack the market to date.
The handset will be offered in the UK, France, Germany and Latin America.
It has a 4.3in (10.9cm) display making it bigger than Apple’s iPhone 5, but smaller than Samsung’s top-selling Galaxy S3 and HTC’s One X.
The Motorola instrument includes a new Intel Atom chip which runs at 2 gigahertz – an growth at the 1.6GHz fashion incorporated in an Orange-branded model introduced in the United Kingdom in might.
Intel said the chipset also included a new image signal processor that had been specifically optimised to work with Motorola’s technology.
“You can be ready to take a picture in less than one second, which is about twice as fast as other products on the market,” Eric Reid, general manager of Intel mobile and communications group, told the BBC.
“A lot of times you want to take multiple pictures – and you can take up to 10 pictures in a second, which is faster than many DSLRs (digital single lens reflex) cameras on the market today.”
However, the inclusion of Intel’s era has supposed that Google has not been in a position to provide Chrome as the default web browser, as it does with the handset’s US counterpart, the Droid Razr M.
“Chrome is not ready for pre-loading on this device,” acknowledged Jim Wicks, senior vice president of consumer experience design at Motorola.
“We don’t want to do that unless we have complete chipset optimisation at that level.”
He added that users would be able to download the software from the Google Play store as an option. The firm markets the software as having “hardware-accelerated page rendering” on ARM-based chips.
Intel opted to use a single-core CPU (central processing unit) design for its latest chip, bucking an industry trend for dual or quad-core models.
Multiple middles allow handsets to maximise battery existence via simplest the use of all of the middles whilst they are wearing out processor-in depth tasks, however switching a few of them off at other instances to save energy.
Intel stated it had as an alternative used a technique it called hyper-threading which allowed its unmarried center to hold out two tasks in parallel. It said this permited it to finish calculations more temporarily, and therefore shut down the processor down sooner.
“Not all cores are created equal,” said Mr Reid.
“It’s really about what the architecture can do and how you do it in the most efficient fashion.
“We found with the Atom processor we can deliver performance on our processor that actually beats many of the dual core processors on the market today.”
Motorola stated it had also integrated its own sensible movements tool to assist the device reach a few 20-hour lifespan between fees. The utility isn’t offered to different Android software makers.
The instrument research how each owner uses their handset and then indicates occasions it can robotically transfer off purposes equivalent to bluetooth connectivity and GPS location functionality.
“You might get up to 15% to 20% more battery life out of our devices as a result,” Mr Wicks said.
One industry watcher said it was noteworthy that Intel had deliberately decided not to target its chip at Motorola’s top-end handsets.
“It may look strange that a computing company like Intel would position itself with a mid-range device,” said Malik Saadi – principal analyst at Informa Telecom.
“But there is less competition in that segment, and many of the other device at that price point are lower performance, so it will get noticed.
“Intel is trying to enter the mobile market in a modest way… We expect it will launch a more expensive multi-core processor in 2013, although we don’t know the partner.”
Mr Wicks showed that Motorola planned to offer further Intel-based totally handsets over the coming years, however would now not talk about whether or not they may also be limited to markets outside the us.
Mr Reid added that Intel planned to announce further tie-ups with manufacturers before the end of 2012.