Few phones have transformed from being mere phones to being a cult. Few phones have defined generations like Motorola’s iconic Moto Razr. And Motorola has now announced, that it is going to bring back the Moto Razr in brand new, much speculated, foldable avatar.
By the looks of it, the device looks almost identical to the multiple leaked renders that have surfaced online off late.
According to details revealed by the Lenovo-owned company, the foldable device will go on sale starting January 9, 2020 in the United States. Other regional roll outs haven’t been mentioned as of now. The US launch will be carried exclusively via Verizon and the wireless carrier will start taking pre-orders beginning December 26 this year. Motorola Razr will also be making its way to India; however, the specifics are unknown at this point. The company has set up a registration page of its India website where the interested consumers can sign up to get updates.
The primary display is a 6.2-inch flexible OLED HD+ (876×2142 pixels) screen with 21:9 aspect ratio that can fold completely in half. Motorola claims there is no gap between the two halves of the screen when it is folded. In the folded state, the consumers can access the secondary 2.7-inch (600×800 pixels) Quick View display that can be used to take selfies, view notifications, control music playback, and a lot more.
“The razr uses advanced flexible OLED screen technology and a groundbreaking hinge mechanism that allows the phone to close with both sides perfectly flush,” Motorola said in a statement. “This engineering breakthrough protects the display and creates an even thinner, more compact design.”
Under the hood, the new Razr comes with a relatively lower 6 GB RAM and a sub par octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM. The cut-shorts could be to ensure the phone does not become completely out-of-pocket. Battery has a capacity of 2510mAh, though actual capability will depend on usage.
Motorola Razr price is set at $1,499.99 (roughly ₹1,07,400) in the US. There is no word on the India price at the moment. To put things in context, Samsung sells its Galaxy Fold at $1,980 (roughly Rs. 1,41,700) in the US and at ₹1,64,999 in India.
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