Motorola Razr seems all set to hit the market and belongs to the preferred Razr brand, a popular name in the households during the mid-2000s that heightened the popularity of the flip phones. According to the rumors of the re-mastered handset that raised quite a few topics for discussion since the widespread popularity of the re-launch of Nokia 3300, it contributes to the hinged design of the flip phone and a foldable OLED display in Motorola Razr.
The new folded display added to Motorola Razr also means that it will compete directly with an unnamed device from Xiaomi, which is dual folding and Samsung Galaxy X. As a matter of fact, bot the rivals have chosen the Mobile World Congress as the launchpad. Motorola Razr is the device that originally hit the market about 15 years ago and its re-launch in 2019 comes a couple of years after the resurrection of Nokia 3300.
Motorola Razr release date
According to the report by the Wall Street Journal, Motorola Razr was to make a comeback in the month of January or February, even though there was no official confirmation from the company. It now seems that the handset was still undergoing some tests during the publication of the news. The report also claimed that the phone can go for sale in the US in the month of February and it is going to be a Verizon exclusive. We are now into March, but the handset Motorola Razr is yet to arrive. In late February, Dan Dery, the VP of global product in Motorola stated that the company has started work on its foldable device a long time back and plenty of calculations and computations are still going on, but Motorola is not going to release its upcoming device behind the major rivals in the market.
However, the company appeared to be evasive when asked whether the product would be similar to Huawei Mate X, keeping the foldable design outside the device. According to Dery, they have been testing a plastic OLED device with a top plastic film.
Motorola Razr Price
You may not expect the mobile device to come cheap as WSJ reveals that the starting price may be around $1500. However, it can be hard to contrive a price based on the speculations.
Features and Design
Motorola is expected to keep the same innovative design of the original Razr V3 of July 2004 although with tweaks that are incessantly modern. The scheme and design of a yet to be released Motorola-branded smartphone, which is now widely believed to be the renaissance of the Motorola Razr of 2019, both were spotted in a patent filing late last year.
These publications have since been transformed into a series of beautiful and high-resolution renders, along with a new and attractive video describing the concepts of Waqar Khan. According to both, the new Motorola Razr will keep the symbolic flip phone design to be seen on the original handset along with the secondary screen on the outside of the notifications or the casing. If you are ready to open the phone, you may come across a completely changed design.
Based on the rumors and the patent schematics from the supply chain, the new Motorola Razr may have a folded OLED display that runs through the length of the entire handset. However, will the phone have a hinge design? It is probably going to stay at the back from the normal view with a display which is pliable enough while the users operate the smartphone. Furthermore, it is expected to have an expansive screen when the rebooted device opens and a widescreen aspect ratio allowing you to watch the latest films without those black bars hindering your viewing experience.
It is not surprising that Motorola Razr 2019 is not going to be the Razr that you are familiar with. The 2019 version will probably feature a foldable and, presumably, a touch-sensitive screen according to sources.
During an early March leak from XDA Developers, it is known that Motorola Razr is codenamed ‘Voyager’, and may have a clamshell-like design similar to the one present in a patent that the company had filed earlier this year. It may mean the Razr may have a different hinge mechanism while competing with Galaxy Fold, which folds horizontally inwards and Huawei Mate X, in which screen folds outwards. Motorola Razr may also have a dual design and the first display may be larger and fold on itself when the device is closed and the other one may have a front screen on the external part for quick actions and alerts.
Additionally, to stop the apps from destroying the user experience, the device can apparently restrict a few functions and the only apps that may run when the flip is closed are Moto Actions, Moto Display, and Moto Camera. When it comes to the core system apps, the external display of Motorola Razr can be used for showing the Quick Settings tiles and resemble the drop-down that is usually present on most of the Android smartphones allowing the users to move from Airplane mode to elsewhere without disrupting their activities on the main screen. Based on XDA developers, it is not quite clear whether Motorola will facilitate viewing more than six tiles displayed on the screen anytime. The XDA developers’ story also states that the users can use separate wallpapers for the smaller touchscreen outside the clamshell and the main foldable display.
Focusing on the looks
From the iconic Motorola Razr V3 in 2004, the Motorola Razr of 2019 appears to be a flip phone with an internal or primary display and an external or secondary display. However, the primary display may be flexible and notched and stretches all the way from the top to the bottom while folding in the center without any physical keypad. At the bottom of the screen is the attractive wedge that is familiar and houses the speakers and the microphone. With all the speculations derived from various sources, it seems that Motorola Razr is going to be the finest combination of the old and new.
Motorola Razr Specifications
When it comes to the specifications of Motorola Razr, it seems that the device is not going to anywhere near the rival foldable devices such as Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Based on a report from XDA developers, the new device may include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 system along with 64 GB of storage and 4GB RAM. A model with a greater storage capacity may also be available in the future. Even though the chipset supports the Quick Charge 4+ technology of Qualcomm, we are not sure what the company plans to offer for expediting the charging. However, it is clear now that Motorola will roll out a powerful battery of 2730 mAh although it is lesser than Galaxy Fold and Mate X. As a small device, this battery is not going to impact the device negatively. It is hard to believe that the flagship device Motorola Razr X with nothing unusual than good battery life.
For now, we have to wait to find out whether the phone is going to be remembered for its memorable foldable design or seemingly bad user experience. You can view all those speculative videos ahead of the launch to get a glimpse of the final product.