Motorola unveiled its first foldable smartphone, the Motorola Razr. This smartphone is based on a foldable design rather than original flip version.
The Razr design is without any doubt the centerpiece of Motorola’s phone. This time, the brand has chosen a different approach to Samsung, Huawei or Xiaomi since the Razr does not unfold to become a tablet.
On the contrary, it is rather a smartphone that folds on itself to become more compact 72 x 94 x 14 mm folded, and reminiscent of the Razr flip phone made back in 2004. Motorola Razr’s flexible FlexRead OLED display has a 6.2-inch diagonal unfold in 21: 9 format, the same format used this year by Sony for its smartphones, including the Xperia 5. In this configuration, the smartphone takes its full size of 72 x 172 x 6.9 mm.
To not fully rest on the foldable screen, Motorola has chosen as Samsung to integrate an additional screen to the smartphone on the hull, when folded. The size of this OLED Quick View screen is a 2.7-inch.
A mid-range smartphone?
A glance at the official website shows that the phone runs on Android 9 Pie with SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. In 2019, these types of smartphone specs falls in the mid-range, but the processor Snapdragon 710 remains perfectly capable of a fluid display. On top of that, the Razr features a fingerprint reader, a non-removable 2510 mAh battery. 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) are also featured. Note that the connection to the 4G network is done by an eSIM card, so there is no slot on the edge of the device.
The Motorola Razr’s camera uses a single 16-megapixel sensor with an f/1.7 lens and electronic stabilization. The front camera uses a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 lens.
Price and availability
In its official statement, Motorola has not disclosed the price, release date, nor has it indicated whether the device will be limited to a few countries or not. Rumor has it that, the Razr will be marketed at around $1,500 in January 2020.