The Lenovo owned Motorola, has finalled revived the ubiquitous and iconic Motorola Razr first launched back in 2004, but now comes in the form of a Foldable Motorola Razr Android Smartphone.
The Motorola Razr 2019 is Motorola’s first foldable smartphone, and the third major Foldable smartphone so far released this year. Unlike the Galaxy Fold and the foldable Mate X that transforms from a modern-sized phone into a tablet with a bigger footprint, the new Foldable Razr smartphone instead turns a conventional-sized smartphone into a more compact and pocketable smartphone. That way, the device can be collapsed into a sleek package when not in use.
It’s worh noting that the Motorola Razr solves one of the Galaxy Fold major issues, and just as Cnet puts it, the device softly snaps shut from top to bottom when folded, with one side laying flat on top of the other, without a visible gap between the two halves of the screen.
The device when in the compact form is nearly the same size when in the compact form – about 14mm. That is perhaps, partly due to the huge chin where the other half snags into.
As far as specs are concerned, the new Motorola Razr has the same design as the iconic Razr from the early 2000s, but now drops the T9 keypad and small LCD for a larger 6.2-inch foldable plastic OLED panel on the inside. It gets a 21:9 aspect ratio, with CinemaVision screen, and a flexible hinge halfway that allows it folds in two equals. The phone has a large chin below the display which is home to a fingerprint sensor, cellular antennas, USB-C port, and a couple of loudspeakers.
In the folded and compact form, you will see a touchscreen with Quick View external display that allows you view notifications, take selfies, play your music, use Google Assistant, and more without having to flip open your phone.
It has a 5MP camera above the foldable display, while there is a second 16MP camera beneath the external display which you can use for both normal photos and selfies. It comes with Laser Auto Focus and Night Vision mode and electronic image stabilization as well as built-in artificial intelligence (AI).
The device comes embedded with a dual battery – on both sides of the display, both of which amounts to a 2,500 mAh cell with 15W TurboPower charging. That is way less than what you get with the Galaxy Fold, but not to worry, Motorola claims it will last a day on single charge. It is powered by a
Motorola Razr 2019 Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- CDMA 800 / 1900
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G bands: LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700), 20(800), 28(700), 66(1700/2100) – USA
- Speed: HSPA, LTE-A
- Announced: 2019, November
- Status: Release 2019, December
- Unfolded: 172 x 72 x 6.9 mm
- Folded: 94 x 72 x 14mm
- Weight: 205 g (7.23 oz)
- Colours: Noir Black
- SIM: eSIM
- Splash proof
- Type: Foldable P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Size: 6.2 inches, 86.9 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 876 x 2142 pixels (~373 ppi density)
- Second external G-OLED display: 600 x 800 pixels, 2.7 inches
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 616
- Storage/RAM: 128GB 6GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: No
- Main Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/1.7, 1.22um, Dual Pixel PDAF
- Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
- Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
- Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12um
- Features: HDR
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio 3.5mm jack: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, LTEPP, SUPL
- NFC: Yes
- USB: 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 2510 mAh battery
- Charging: Fast battery charging 15W
Motorola Razr 2019 Price and Availability
The RAZR is priced at $1,500, but wont be available to buy until early 2020. However, pre-order will be live exclusively on Verizon.
The company is yet to reveal its availability plans outside of the States.