Product details of Motorola Razr 2020
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa-core chipset
- 6GB of RAM
- 128GB of storage
- Splash-proof with water resistant nanocoating
- Fingerprint reader
- 2,510 mAh battery with 15W TurboPower
- 6.2-inch pOLED main display (21:9, 2,142 x 876)
- 2.7-inch gOLED Quick View display (4:3, 600×800)
- Folded size: 72 x 94 x 14mm; Open size: 72 x 172 x 6.9mm
- 205 grams
- Bottom speaker
- 16MP rear camera, f/1.7 with EIS
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.0
- 802.11ac Wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC
- Android 9 Pie
- Supports Moto Actions
Motorola has just unveiled the Motorola Razr, a new take on the classic flip phone. The company’s original Razr was the phone to have in the mid 2000s, before smart Blackberries and even smarter iPhones changed the field. Now, Motorola is leveraging a bit of nostalgia combined with cutting-edge design to offer something special with the new Razr.
This phone has been four years in the making. Motorola worked with Lenovo’s research and technology team to design the hinge and display so that the phone could offer the classic style of the foldable Moto Razr while packing in a rectangular touchscreen display like we’re all used to in our smartphones now. The materials are also upgraded, with glass, stainless steel, and resin. And, there’s splash protection to keep the device safe from spills and rain.
The new, foldable display is a 6.2-inch plastic OLED panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio that Motorola has dubbed CinemaVision. It has a 2,142 x 876 resolution, but there’s a notch to house a 5MP front-facing camera and earpiece as well. The top and bottom of the display are also curved, cutting out a small portion of the visuals.
The main display isn’t the only one onboard. With the Razr is folded shut, a second Quick View display on the outside offers a place for notifications and other interactive capabilities. It’s just a 2.7-inch OLED display with a modest 600 x 800 resolution, but it also supports touch.
Next to the exterior display is the main camera, which is a 16MP shooter with an f/1.7 aperture and electronic image stabilization. The main camera can actually double as a selfie camera, with the QuickView display serving as the viewfinder when the phone is folded shut.
Inside, the Razr is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 that has almost definitely helped Motorola keep the price down. That chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM, and there’s 128GB of storage on board. It will come running a clean version of Android 9 Pie.
The Motorola Razr measures 72 x 94 x 14mm folded and 72 x 172 x 6.9mm unfolded. That makes the display portion of the Razer thinner than an iPhone 11 when it’s open, though the chin of the Razr remains thick, giving a place to grip the phone and housing the fingerprint scanner. One downside to the design and thinness is that the Razer only fits in a 2,510mAh battery, though it has 15W TurboPower charging over the USB 3.0 Type-C port.
After Samsung stumbled through the launch of its Galaxy Fold, it’s reasonable to be concerned about the potential failures of a foldable smartphone, especially when it costs more than any of the
best Android phones
, or iPhones for that matter.
So far, it appears Motorola may have a little more going for it in the hinge department than Samsung did. Lenovo helped on the hinge, and we’ve seen some awesome designs from the company in the past (just look at the Yoga series).
In the case of the Motorola Razr, the hinge moves into two different positions depending on whether the display is folded open or closed. When it’s open, the hinge has movable support plates to give the display extra structural support. This can also help reduce the crease by better flattening out the display. Those plates move out of the way when the phone is closed, so the screen has room to curve without bending at too tight of an angle.
Specifications of Motorola Razr 2020 Pre Order
- Warranty Period1 Year
- SIM card SlotsSingle
- Screen Size (inches)6.2
- Warranty TypeInternational Manufacturer Warranty
- RAM memory6GB
- Operating System VersionAndroid 9.0 Pie
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