Motorola Brings Back the Foldable Razr with Android UI


We surely remember those days when Motorola came up with the unique Razr keypad phone back in the mid-2000s that turned into a vogue for the youngsters. It seems the Lenovo-acquired company is attempting a resurgence by launching the model in its modern form.

The company has recently announced the launch of all-new Moto Razr with a folding display for the U.S. market. The phone is not yet confirmed for India but the company is offering registration for Indian users, implying it would also hit our shores in the near term.

As far as the folding display is concerned, Motorola comes second after Samsung launched its Samsung Galaxy Fold in February this year. The display on the new Moto Razr is measured at 6.2 inches, which is much smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Fold. However, we think that wouldn’t matter a lot given the iconic design of the new Moto Razr.

The phone has been in development for a long time and that is one of the primary reasons for it to be based on a dated Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. This might undermine the performance of the phone to some extent but we cannot deny it would save some battery life at the same time.

Motorola worked hard to make the crease on the folding display of Moto Razr least visible. There is a dual-hinge system along with protective plastic layers on the phone that allows the lowest gap between the display and the body.

The phone is made lighter in weight, thanks to its polycarbonate rear panel. The front side of the phone is made of glass that accommodates a 2.7-inch Quick View touchscreen display. The phone also comes with a capacitive fingerprint sensor located at the curved chin at the bottom.

Moto Razr uses a stock Android interface and runs on Android 9 Pie with Moto Experiences feature. There is no confirmation yet whether the device will get the latest Android 10. The phone is available only in the Noir Black colour variant for now. It is priced at $1,500 in the U.S., much lower than $2,000 for Samsung Galaxy Fold.


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