This is it. The much rumored and dare we say, anticipated folding phone of 2019, the Motorola Razr, is official. By now, you and I have seen the leaks and rumors, as such the design is largely not a surprised.
What was a surprise was, it ain’t rocking a flagship chip. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC with octacore processor, clocking in at 2.2 GHz.
It will surprise you even more that, notwithstanding the non-flagship chip, the Motorola Razr Folding Smartphone still cost pretty penny. More on that in a bit.
The star of the show the clam shell design and the Flex View display that tucks inside. The phone opens up to a 6.2-inch pOLED HD (2,142 x 876 pixels) display in a super long (or super wide) 21:9 aspect ratio. In its folded form, it measures a very pocket-friendly 72 x 94 x 14 mm.
When open, it measures a super long 172 mm (6.8 inches) which reminisces that of Sony Xperia 5 (and Xperia 1), but only much thinner at mere 6.9 mm. Just like the original, it sports a secondary display outside.
It has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage, plus the usual suspect of sensors, including less common sensor like the Ultrasonics. Battery is 2,510 mAh, non-removable, and supports 15 W TurboPower charging.
Imaging is no shocker either. The rear camera is a 16 MP single-unit setup with EIS and AF, while the front is a 5 MP with screen flash.
Other details include Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, and USB 3.0 port. It has no physical SIM; it is a wholly eSIM device. Also, it has no IP rating, but it is listed as “splash-proof with water resistant nanocoating.”
The Motorola Razr Folding Smartphone will run on the Manila version of the Android 9 Pie operating system. It will come with a pair of wired headphones… with USB-C interface. So, no, there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack, unfortunately.
The Motorola Razr Folding Smartphone will be available to order exclusively from Verizon beginning December 26 and it will arrive at stores, both on and off line, on January 9, 2020. While it is not as pricey, the $1,499 retail price is still a little lofty considering the mid-ranger specs, folding phone or not.
All images courtesy of Motorola.