Motorola Razr 2019

Yes, you heard that right, Motorola just launched the new Razr phone, even though we have seen leaks of it for quite some time. The foldable phone category now has one more phone. The Motorola Razr brings the old design of early 2000. But with a 6.2” foldable panel on the inside and a 2.7” outside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC5FcfZf7xw

Specifications:

  • Snapdragon 710 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage
  • 6.2-inch foldable pOLED display (2142 x 876)
  • 2.7-inch Quick View display (800 x 600)
  • 16MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 with Night Vision mode
  • 5MP internal camera
  • Android 9 Pie
  • USB-C
  • 2510mAh battery with 15W fast charging capability
  • eSIM
  • Fingerprint reader
  • No headphone jack
  • $1,500 price

Release date and availability

Even though it was announced on November 13, the pre-orders are going to start on December 26. The release date will be in January 2020 in the US. The Razr will be exclusive to Verizon, offering a $62.49/month payment plan for 24 months.

For Europe, there was no date confirmed from Motorola but it should be at some point in December. They also will be releasing it in Australia, Asia, and South America at some point in the future.

Design

The 2019 version of the Razr looks just like its predecessor. Apart from the sizeable foldable display, you can see when you open it up. Also, the secondary display is even more prominent now and more useful.

The hinge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY5Yujbr-M8

Motorola worked with Lenovo to make the hinge and, uses a complex mechanism of multiple hinges, sliding plates, and more to fold and unfold the phone. The phone lives up to the hype folds and unfolds smoothly and the crease is not visible.

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