Motorola Razr 2019 | Yet another folding phone hitting the market this year

Motorola Razr 2019 | Yet another folding phone hitting the market this year

Motorola Razr 2019, the foldable phone from Motorola, that has been a talking point for quite some time, maybe announced quite soon. In fact, a new report has stated that this folding Moto phone could hit the market by the end of 2019 to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

However there is no official confirmation on the release date but the company still plans to announce its device by the end of the year, as reported by CNET. According to a report by the Dutch publication Letsgodigital back in August, the device was speculated to be released in Europe on December 2019 or January 2020 with a price tag of around EUR 1,500.

Though the initial release of the device had been planned for somewhere in the summer of 2019, the reason for the delay hasn’t been specified in the report.

Motorola seems to be following the tracks of Samsung and Huawei as both companies were going to introduce foldable devices by mid-2019 and then race amongst themselves to be called first with the technology. But we all know that the plan didn’t work out. The initial designs got a great response online and it seemed like people were totally waiting for the foldable phones. However, things turned upside down again when the phones didn’t perform so well on the market.

After rivals Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X were both delayed, the lack of news around the new Razr had led many to conclude the project had been ditched. Truth be told, Motorola’s smartphone makers were also facing the same production issues Samsung and Huawei faced, given the delicate screens on these phones, unlike normal phones. These foldable displays are usually made up of plastic, which causes them to easily fall victim to scratches. Motorola’s original Razr flip phone (Razr 3) is still one of the most recognizable phones of all time and continues to be immensely popular among old-time users.

Motorola seems like it’s finally all set to take advantage of the Razr’s success now that the new touchscreen Razr 3-like foldable smartphone will be Motorola’s latest addition to the luxury segment. This could also mean that the phone may be an exclusive deal with limited numbers only. But as much as Razr is a household name, Motorola’s luxury segment has been close to nonexistent for a while now, which raises the question; Will Motorola be able to come up with a sufficiently large marketing budget and product lineups, like its rival brands Samsung and Huawei?

News going around is that Motorola had been working on this secretive foldable phone for a while now, and it honestly seems like a revival for the good old Motorola Razr brand. According to a patent from 2 years ago, the Motorola Razr 2019 will have a screen that is inwardly foldable like the classic Razr flip phones.

Although over the course of the last few months, some details about the Moto folding phone have leaked confirming the patent that the phone will have a clam-shell design like the Moto Razr phone.

Moto Razr folding phone could reportedly be hitting the market by the end of 2019
Moto Razr fold renders.

Concept renders of the Motorola Razr 2019 floating around for quite some time show the phone folding from top to bottom like the original Razr instead of the inwards and outwards folding Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. Similar to the original Moto Razr, this new one is also likely to have a small secondary display which will show notifications, time and more.

The new foldable device will also not be very spec-heavy if the past rumors are anything to go by, as it is expected to sport a Snapdragon 710 chipset with up to 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage. It’s rumored to be powered by a 2,730 mAh capacity battery which indicates Motorola’s inclination towards a slimmer device. The screen inside was said to be a 6.2-inch panel with 876 x 2,142-pixel resolution, while the outer panel will settle for 600 x 800-pixel resolution.

An upside is that this new foldable Moto Razr will definitely be cheaper than its counterparts by Samsung and Huawei, but certainly more expensive than top-tier non-folding smartphones. We will have to see how it holds out in front of the consumers.


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