Leading mobile phone manufacturing company Motorola released the first look of their upgraded and revamped iconic Motorola Razr and let’s just say, it flipped us.
The new Razr is an Android smartphone with a large touch screen that folds in half. It keeps the same general form factor but replaces the T9 keypad and a small LCD with a foldable plastic OLED panel. The screen measures 6.2 inches on the diagonal – about the same size as an iPhone 11 – and shuts to be about half as tall. Though it’s wider than the original, The Washington Post reports that the new Razr is, “impressively, just as thin.”
However, on the other hand, the Razr has a small battery at 2,510mAh and runs the older Android 9 Pie operating system on Qualcomm’s sub-flagship Snapdragon 710 chip. It lacks the 5G option and expansive memory of its rivals.
Nonetheless, the Razr will be the first device of its kind on the market. Samsung had previously introduced a flip phone, the Galaxy Fold but that had issues with air bubbles popping up beneath the display and tiny particles getting trapped under the screen. The device’s design chief Ruben Castano said that the Razr will have none of these issues.
The price of the phone will possibly make you do a double flip considering it is priced at $1,499.
The popular Motorola Razr smartphone, launched in 2004, went on to become an iconic device, even popularized by Hollywood, until the iPhone was launched in 2007.
The new Motorola Razr will be available for pre-orders in the United States in December this year before retailing worldwide in January 2020.