Just over a week before Motorola and Verizon's big September 5th event in New York, detailed pictures and specs for what appears to be a new mid-range smartphone, the Droid RAZR M 4G LTE, have been leaked to Engadget. The device features a dual-core Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960) processor, 1GB of RAM, a standard 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 3-megapixel shooter on the front. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED Advanced display, which, as Engadget points out, it likely the same panel used in the company's Photon Q QWERTY handset — another similarity with the Photon Q is a set of virtual Android navigation buttons at the base of the screen.

It is not yet clear what relation the Droid RAZR M 4G LTE will bear to the much-rumored Droid RAZR HD, though separate leaks suggest that the latter has a subtly different Kevlar backplate, a higher-resolution screen (1196 x 720), and a distinct model number (XT926 rather than the XT907). All will no doubt become clear in New York next month — we'll be there to get the latest as it happens.