It’s hard not to think fondly of the original Motorola Razr, a sleek and thin flip phone from a bygone era. So when the company announced an updated version featuring a 6.2-inch folding inner display, people took notice. Enough that the company delayed its initial plans to take preorders on December 26th. Now the company is ready for the demand and will take preorders on January 26th.
Sleek, Stylish, Foldable, and Expensive
For better or worse, foldable phones are coming. Samsung’s attempts at cornering the foldable market have been less than successful, but that hasn’t deterred other companies from entering the fray.
Motorola’s entry, modeled on the classic Razr, stands apart from the crowd, though. Unlike most foldables, which resemble a modern smartphone that folds into a tablet, the Razr resembles a flip-phone when closed. Open it up, and you’ll find a large screen expanding across the inside.
In its demonstrations, Motorola’s tech seems to avoid some of the gap issues that Samsung and other companies have had to overcome. But while the display tech is exciting, the rest phone innards leave a little to be desired. The company chose a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor to power the Razr, and the camera likely won’t win any awards either.
But, if you want one of the sexiest looking folding screens any company offers right now, it can be yours. You can preorder the $1,500 phone on Motorola’s website, or through Verizon or Walmart starting January 6th. The company is also promising the phone will also be in stores on February 6th.
At $1,500, the Razr is more expensive than most premium phones. But it’s still less than the $2,000 asking price for the Galaxy Fold. Having the latest and greatest will always come at a cost.