Motorola has unveiled the long-awaited Moto RAZR folding phone.It is a mid-range folding telephone with a 6.2 ”flexible screen on the inside
Motorola has just released its long-awaited folding smartphone during a launch event in Los Angeles. As expected, the Motorola RAZR 2019 model is very similar to the classic folding phone from more than a decades ago.Thanks to the large flexible screen, the device fully meets the needs of today. The Motorola foldable phone is easy to fold to pocket size. It is a slim designed smartphone with a flexible display on the inside, this has a size of 6.2 inch.
Motorola folding phone with folding screen
The folding screen is a 6.2-inch POLED display with a 21: 9 ratio and a display resolution of 2,152 × 876 pixels. In addition, there is a second screen on the front, via the 2.7-inch OLED touchscreen you not only receive notifications, this display is also very useful for making selfies. Also for starting music you need no more than the front display.
The two displays are configured to work together, says Motorola.In this way the display on the small screen is transformed into the large flexible display as soon as you open the device. The housing is water-repellent and a stainless steel frame is used. The foldable telephone has four microphones and a speaker on the bottom.
5 megapixel selfie camera with an f / 2.0 lens is placed on the front. A display flash is also available. On the inside of the Motorola folding phone is a 16 megapixel camera with an f / 1.7 lens. The Android 9 Pie smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB of RAM. In addition, 128 GB of storage memory is built in, which by the way cannot be expanded with a microSD card.
This processor is normally used for middle class smartphones. Also regarding the camera specifications and the battery capacity you can hardly label this Motorola smartphone as a high-end phone. The Motorola RAZR 2019 is equipped with a 2.510 mAh battery that offers 15W TurboPower charging. The specifications are therefore considerably less premium than those of theSamsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, for example . On the other hand, you also have to pay significantly less for this foldable smartphone.
In America you can place a Motorola Moto RAZR pre-order from December 2019, from January 2020 the folding device will be released for $ 1500 USD. The folding phone is released in the color black. Consumers who buy the Motorola RAZR receive not only the phone itself but also a set of Denon earbuds and a phone holder.
No information has yet been announced about a European release, however, earlier this year European release will follow shortly after that of America. In the Netherlands, an RAZRproduct page has even been put online. It seems plausible that Motorola chooses a European release during MWC 2020. The annual Mobile World Congress 2020 takes place from 24 to 27 February in Barcelona.
The foldable phone from Motorola has been under development since 2015. The design is clearly different from folding phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. The device from Motorola can be made extra compact, while the other two models actually expand into a larger one. The Motorola RAZR has collapsed a format of only 72x94x14 mm. Almost square. When unfolded, the device is 72x172x6.9 mm in size.
Want to know more about this device? Corey Gaskin is present at the press event on behalf of the American website Digital Trends and has just put a Motorola RAZR video review online.The sustainability aspect is also addressed in the hands-on video, and a brief comparison is made with the RAZR V3 from 15 years ago. The images used in this article are also from Digital Trends.
Incidentally, it is already known that the Korean Samsung is also working on a so-called clamshell phone, or a device that folds horizontally instead of vertically, giving you an extra elongated display. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is also expected around MWC 2020, this device is also being released in Europe and you can probably also buy it in the Netherlands.
Perhaps this will trigger Motorola to launch the Moto RAZR in Europe before February 2020. Finally, this foldable smartphone currently has very little competition, with the arrival of the Fold 2 this will change immediately. It is possible that Huawei will also release the Mate X 2 by that time , but very little is known about the design of this folding phone.