Motorola Officially Announced Motorola Razr Flip Phone; Launches January 2020

It costs USD$1499 though
14 November 2019 / 15:04MYT

After much rumours and teasing, Motorola has officially announced the Motorola Razr - a foldable Android smartphone that folds more like a flip phone. It has the same general form factor of the old Razr but replaces the T9 keypad and small LCD with a 6.2-inch foldable plastic OLED panel. But take note - it will cost USD$1499 (~MYR6233).

The first thing we have to talk about is the foldable panel - it's pOLED with a 21:9 ratio although the resolution is HD - 2142 x 876 pixels. There is another Quick View screen on the outside of the device with a 2.7” gOLED panel and a resolution of 600 x 800 pixels. This quick view screen enables you to use the device without needing to unfold the Razr and is especially useful for calls, taking selfies, and configuring some simple settings.

In terms of specs though, the device is relatively underwhelming. It runs on Snapdragon 710 and is coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage and comes with two cameras - one on the outside of the flip part and the other tucked inside a notch. The specs for the camera is 16 MP f/1.7 with EIS, Dual Pixel AF, and Laser AF, coupled with dual-LED flash. The selfie shooter is 5 MP f/2.0 with no flash, the screen is used to light up your face in the dark.

There's no doubt that this is a much awaited comeback for Motorola, even if the device isn't as powerful spec wise. But it's definitely a good step in the foldable smartphone direction. The Motorola Razr is currently ready for pre-order in the US and will be officially available in January 2020. No word yet if it will be launched outside of the US.