The iconic mobile is back from the dead in a rejuvenated avtar with thin form factor which enticed people back in 2005. After hyping the launch by teasing through invitation stating “you are going to flip” and then leaking the images (yes its all marketing strategy folks), the Razr is here in flesh.
The reinvented Motorola Razr is a Verizon exclusive and will arrive on Jan 2020.
The fully unclammed (we made this word out of clam-shell) Razr phone will boast 6.2 inch screen with a plastic OLED display boasting a resolution of 2142 x 876 pixels. Although for just checking the notification and for minimal interaction cases (music control and selfie), the phone needs to be “ünclammed” as the mobile gets the second screen on the outside with a tiny 2.7 inch 600 x 800 pixels OLED display.
There is a notch at the top which houses camera and speaker. but this does not get a face unlock feature. The bottom has a huge bulging chin which gets a fingerprint sensor and USB-C port.
Unlike the galaxy fold, this unfolds from the middle vertically.
The SOC included is mid ranger Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor accompanied by 6GB RAM. Now this is not even the latest mid range SOC as 710, launched in 2018 featuring dual cluster CPU with 6 cores Kryo 360 Silver and 2 cores Kryo 360 Gold cores. Adreno 616 handles the GPU side.
Modern but Single Camera
The main shooter is 16 MP f/1.7 with EIS, Dual Pixel AF, and Laser AF. It is coupled with dual-LED flash.
The selfie shooter is 5 MP f/2.0 with no flash
The hallmark of Razr thin profile boasts a battery of 2,510 mAh which supports 15W TurboPower charging.
Samsung has taken bold steps with foldable phone and Motorola wants to one-up Samsung as they now have the experience of how a mightly can fall as Samsung launch was filled with quirky issues. Lenovo has already stated that they have ensured that the build is solid.
Let’s face it, this is just a mid range device with a price tag of $1500. This is more of a novel phone rather than productivity top notch phone, Motorola must be praying to rekindle nostalgia to sell this device.
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