After months of leaks, Motorola officially announced the Motorola Razr flip phone. The refreshed version of the original Razr phone from the earlier years now comes with a foldable screen. Like Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X foldable devices, the Razr is a smaller smartphone that comes with mid-range specs and priced at $1,499.
Motorola Razr Flip | Specifications & Features
The Motorola Razr flaunts a main 6.2-inch Flex View P-OLED panel. It supports 2142x 876 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 21:9. You can use it by unfolding the phone. While open, the Razr flip phone is 171.5x 71.95x 7.06 mm. Moreover, like the earlier model, a large jaw is present on the new Moto Razr. There is also a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the chin.
While the Galaxy Fold and Mate X can horizontally open to be a tablet, the Razr can vertically open to be a regular phone. Beneath the flexible display is two stainless steel hinges that allow users to close and open the Razr flip phone easily. The device comes with nano-coating for spill protection and measures 205 grams.
When the unit is locked, users can use a 2.69-inch secondary Quick View screen that has a resolution of 800x 600 pixels. When folded, it becomes a pocket-sized gadget measuring 94.5x 71.95x 14.06 mm. The second display can show updates and basic tasks such as replying to emails. Quick View is integrated with the Google Assistant, which promotes swift response. Information can seamlessly transition between Quick View and Flex View displays.
The Snapdragon 710 is the driving force behind the Motorola Razr, which is assisted by 6 GB of RAM. It has a native storage capacity of 128 GB. The device contains a 2,510mAh battery that supports 15W TurboPower charging via USB-C. The phone is running on the near-stock version of Android 9 Pie OS.
There is also a notch on the foldable screen of the Motorola Razr. It consists of a speaker and a 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture and a flash display screen. Below the Quick View screen is its rear-mounted 16-megapixel f/1.7 aperture camera. It has features such as dual-LED flash, laser autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus, Night Vision mode, and EIS.
There are quad microphones on the 2019 Motorola Razr flip phone and a speaker located at the bottom. The Razr doesn’t have a 3.5 mm audio jack or a microSD card slot. Lastly, the device is equipped with connectivity features such as e-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, and USB-C.
Price & Availability
Priced at $1,499, the Motorola Razr will be up for pre-orders through Verizon Wireless from Dec. 26th. It’s coming in a specific color called Noir Black. Phone deliveries will start in the US on January 9. The retail kit of the phone includes Razr earbuds, and Denon Audio enhanced USB-C headsets. Specially designed folding phone cases will be available through Otterbox, Kate Spade, and other brands.
The Motorola Razr comes with a one-year standard warranty, which also includes screen replacement. And outside the warranty, consumers will have to spend $299 on replacing the display. At the launch event, the Lenovo-owned company didn’t present any information on the international availability of the Razr. India is one of the markets that will receive this phone since Motorola India has begun to hint at its launch.