Motorola has just announced your first smartphone at an event in the city of Los Angeles, USA, this Wednesday, November 13th. Called Razr, the handset brings together the best of the past two decades in one device: merging the classic format of the popular and nostalgic V3 with a fold-down screen and high-quality cameras on the latest smartphones.
With Samsung and Huawei trying to offer consumers a whole new design of folding smartphones, Motorola is back in time to review its history of revamping the brand in 2019 and launching a new line of flexible display devices.
Inspired by the classic V3 released in July 2004, the new Razr It offers the same flip format with the same idea: going from a small, compact format when not in use to something big and visually impressive when needed.
Closes the single show 2.7-inch fixed external display (800x600p) so that the user can view notifications or even selfies with the main camera. When opening, 6.2 Inch Folding Panel (2142x876p) It stands out by giving more room for the device to be used just like any other smartphone with the traditional bullion format.
The pill-shaped front button acts as a fingerprint reader to free up the use of the operating system, which runs on Motorola's customized Android 9 Pie to provide full dual-screen functionality.
With its plastic and metal bodywork, the new Razr features a rear half (where the camera and smaller screen are) with a rounded 3D glass panel while the inner panel is flat and made of plastic, which is the only alternative so far allowing the use of folding screens.
Motorola claims the device does not have water and dust authorization, but can withstand water splashes. So, nothing to take Ran into the pool.
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For cameras, the company implements only a single 16 MP main sensor (IMX519 – same as Moto G7 Plus and OnePlus 6) and dedicated to selfie positioned within the internal screen, with a resolution of 5 MP.
In terms of hardware, Motorola was smart to bet on an intermediate chipset to reduce the cost of producing and selling Razr and could reach a much larger audience than the Samsung and Huawei models. Here we have the Snapdragon 710 with a 10-nanometer processor, eight cores in total, and speeds up to 2.2 GHz, accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (cannot be expanded).
Battery powered Razr is 2,510 mAh and yes, this is actually considered too low by today's standards. Meanwhile, Motorola promises all-day life thanks to its power-focused processor and also a resolution screen just below the one used in the iPhone 11, providing good definition and extending battery life.
- 6.2 inch POLED Internal Screen (2142x876p)
- 21: 9 internal camera display
- 2.7 inch external display (800x600p)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 platform
- Eight-core chipset runs up to 2.2 GHz
- 6 GB of RAM
- 128 GB of internal storage (cannot be expanded)
- 16 MP external camera with IMX519 sensor, f / 1.7 aperture and night vision mode
- 5 MP internal camera
- 2510 mAh battery
- USB-C connection
- eSIM (in the United States)
- Pie with Android 9 with guaranteed upgrade to Android 10
- Biometric Digital Reader
Prices and date of publication
Wednesday's announcement reveals that the new Motorola Razr will be pre-ordered on December 26 in the United States, initially exclusively through Verizon, which will begin shipping on the first day. January 9, 2020. As for the price, Motorola confirmed that The Razr will sell for $ 1,499 (just over $ 6,000 in direct conversion).
Motorola Brazil has launched a smart phone launch on their social networks and the device is already certified in Brazil, so it is very likely that we are seeing the new Razr folding also being introduced nationally, the values here have not been officially announced.
What do you think of the new Motorola Razor? Do you think this is the best format for folding smartphones of this first generation or do you prefer older models? differences like Galaxy Fold and Mate X? Comment here!