Today’s tech news: Motorola teases its ‘Razr’ Foldable Smart Phone


The new smartphone features a flexible screen that folds completely in half to give it the traditional clamshell look known as Motorola Razr (2019) foldable phone. Motorola has also added a secondary screen on the front of the foldable Android smartphone, something it calls a Quick View external display, to offer faster access to notifications, music, Google Assistant, and more.

According to the company, the Motorola Razr (2019) will go on sale starting January 9, 2020 in the United States. It will be carried exclusively via Verizon in the country and the wireless carrier will start taking pre-orders beginning December 26 this year. Motorola Razr will also be making its way to India; however, the specifics are unknown at this point. The company has set up a registration page of its India website where the interested consumers can sign up to get updates.

Motorola Razr price is set at $1,499.99 (roughly Rs. 1,07,400) in the US. 

The brand-new Motorola Razr is a 6.2-inch flexible OLED HD+ (876×2142 pixels) screen with 21:9 aspect ratio that as mentioned can fold completely in half. Motorola says there is no gap between the two halves of the screen when it is folded. In the folded state, the consumers can access the secondary 2.7-inch (600×800 pixels) Quick View display that can be used to take selfies, view notifications, control music playback, and a lot more.

Motorola has packed a single 16-megapixel f/1.7 primary shooter on the phone that acts as a selfie camera in the phone’s folded state and as its primary shooter in the unfolded state. The company has also bundled Night Vision mode in the camera software to make sure the phone takes good photos even in low-lighting conditions. AI algorithms have been used to make low-light images better.

There is a 5-megapixel camera inside the Motorola Razr as well, present in the main display notch. It can be used to take selfies when you don’t want to close the phone or need more screen real estate to properly craft your selfie.

Also fingerprint sensor as well as the USB Type-C port. Among other specifications, you will get octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM, and a 2510mAh battery. The battery supports 15W fast charging support. there is no SIM card slot of the phone, but it does support eSIM cards. Additionally, Motorola has added NFC support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, and GPS. The Motorola Razr measures 72x172x6.9mm in the unfolded state and 72x94x14mm in the folded.