American telecommunications company Motorola is second in the race of foldable phones as it unveiled a revamped Moto Razr. The 15-year-old phone now has a foldable display. Motorola was working on its own foldable phone for a while now and looking at its unique hinge mechanism, I say it was worth the wait.
The Motorola Razr 2019 was launched at an event in Los Angeles. It’s the fourth foldable phone, right after Flex Pie, Samsung Galaxy Fold, and Huawei Mate X. The phone is priced at $1,500 (approximately ₹1,08,000) and will soon be available in Latin America, Asia, and Australia.
Motorola Razr 2019 sports a 6.2 inches OLED screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. When it’s folded, you will get a 2.7 inches Quick View screen that has an aspect ratio of 4:3 aspect ratio. This screen will let you see all your notifications. There’s a fingerprint reader at the bottom of the phone. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, which is really bad for a phone that costs a bomb. The phone comes in 6GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant and runs on Android 9 Pie.
On the camera side of things, the Razr 2019 features two cameras – a 16MP camera above the Quick View screen, while the 16MP camera is for selfies. This same lens will work as a rear camera when unfolded. A 5MP camera on the main screen that can be used as a more traditional selfie camera when you unfold the phone. Other bells and whistles include EIS, Night Vision mode, and more.
The phone has a measly 2,510 mAh battery that supports 15 W quick charging. The smartphone will be available for pre-orders on Verizon in the US from 26 December, while the Indian launch is yet unknown.
The original Motorola Razr was Moto’s best-selling flip phone and it’s ingenious of the firm to introduce a foldable phone that will appeal to people with its nostalgia and portability. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is quite bulky and a bit fragile, as we’ve all seen this year. It s fold also has an ugly crease that will bother many for the years to come. I think Moto Razr 2019 will appeal to more people design-wise but will keep hardcore power consumers at bay due to its laughable processor and battery specs. Only time will tell.