Motorola Has Finally Arrived With Their Foldable Smartphone: The Resurrection of Razr

We all remember the Razr phone. One of a hit model at its time, and we all have our share of good memories with it. Now, the Razr is again back, and this time it is a foldable smartphone. Motorola has officially announced the much-awaited flip phone with an iconic design. The only difference between the previous generation of Razor is the T9 keypad and small LCD, which has been replaced by a 6.2-inch foldable OLED display on top of Android 9 Pie. The price is expected to be 1499 USD, which will be arriving as early as January 2020.

The main difference between other foldable smartphones like the Huawei Mate X and Galaxy Fold is that, instead of turning your smartphone into a tablet, you can get a much smaller and pocketable form factor. Now, the new Razr phone is more than just nostalgia. The new design is heavily inspired by the previous one, especially the curved bottom chin, in which the new smartphone houses the fingerprint sensor and USB type C charging port. Unlike any other smartphone, the phones come with a 21:9 aspect ratio. While on the other hand, there is also a secondary 2.7 inch OLED display outside, which could be used for a quick view display.

With such a flagship price, Motorola is still using Snapdragon 710 SOC instead of the higher end 855+. The reason behind such, as started by Motorola, is to keep the battery performance and life at an optimum level. But, with all the goods coming out of it, there is still a huge concern about the longevity of such a display. The same happened with that of Galaxy Fold, and it ended up being a complete disaster. The part of the confidence is due to the hinge design and their partnership with the parent company Lenovo which made the entire phone possible. So, for the time being, let’s keep our fingers crossed until the phone hits the market.

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David Christenson

I am a freelance writer with more than ten years of experience in covering tech, media, science, and culture news. I have written for The Next Web, The Guardian, Wired, Techradar, in addition to Mashable. I received a Bachelor and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of British Columbia and California State University, East Bay, respectively. I spend most of the time doing workouts and learning about trending technology. What fascinates me are the machinations of technology's biggest companies. Got a pitch, tip, or leak? Email me. I don't bite.

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