Motorola, in turn, launches into the foldable smartphone market with its new generation clamshell camera, the Razr. But is this really worth it? The builder removes the mystery.
Motorola unveiled on Wednesday the outlines of its brand new Razr phone. This is the big comeback of the flip phone that had been a real flagship for Lenovo’s subsidiary, catapulting it to the top before the revolution initiated by Apple’s iPhones on the market.
The Razr is back with a look that might sound familiar. Yet, just open the device to face a folding screen of 6.2 inches in 21: 9 that Motorola called Flex View. On the outside of the flip phone is a 2.7-inch interactive quick-view screen that allows you to scroll through messages, control music, auto-tune and adjust settings. As a reminder, the original Razr had similar characteristics when closed, but on a much smaller screen.
In detail, here are the specifications of the new Razr launched by Motorola:
- Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 719
- Memory: 6 GB
- Storage: 128 GB
- Display: Flex View 6.2 Inch HD POLED (2142 x 876) 21: 9, Quick View 2.7 Inch GOLED (600×800) 4: 3
- Battery: 2510 milliamps-hour
- Dimensions: 72 x 172 x 6.9 mm (open), 72 x 94 x 14 mm (closed)
- Weight: 205g
- Reversing camera: 16-megapixel f / 1.7, EIS, Dual Pixel AF, AF Laser AF
- Front camera: 5 megapixels f / 2.0
- SIM card: eSIM
- Connectivity: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
- Charging port: USB-C
- Security: Fingerprint reader
- Color: Black Black Black
A starting price of $ 1,500
The Motorola Razr is the third smartphone with a foldable screen to come out this year, after Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X. It is also the third design to be marketed for a foldable-screen phone, with manufacturers currently testing new form factors to determine what works and what does not work.
In use, it is clear that it has everything to please. You can manage a large number of tasks on the Quick View screen outside the phone while when you are reading a message and opening the Razr, it will open automatically on the application. the main Flex View screen. You can also close the Razr to hang up on a call. It remains to be seen if the reassuring sound that characterized the old Motorola models is also present on the new Razr, even if we hesitate a little to close it too tightly.
To quell fears of a faulty display in the United States, Motorola offers 24-hour chat support and will have help desk agents available 14 hours a day with direct access to device scans. If the display fails, Motorola will replace it for free within 24 hours. However, if you break the display, you will have to pay $ 299 to replace it. Regarding its availability, the new Razr will be launched exclusively in the United States on Verizon Wireless for $ 1,500, from December 26, the opening date of pre-orders across the Atlantic.