“The Moto razr 2019 is a reboot of the classic Moto RAZR V3 flip phone from 2004”
The Moto razr 2019 has been launched in the US as the brand’s first-ever foldable smartphone. The handset, as expected, flaunts the iconic clamshell design that was the rage before the dawn of smartphones. The Moto razr 2019 shares most of its aesthetics with the cool Moto razr V3 flip phone from 2004. The phone, as expected, has two displays – one is the 2.7-inch Quick View panel on the outside, while the other is the 6.2-inch Flex View screen on the inside. When folded, the Flex View screen is said to have zero gap for a seamless design. While the design is certainly refreshing (yet nostalgic), the Moto razr 2019 specifications may be a tad underwhelming for many, especially considering the price tag.
Moto razr 2019 price
The Moto razr 2019 price has been set at $1,499.99 (about Rs 1,08,250) for the unlocked model. It will be up for purchase only via Verizon in the US for now, with pre-orders starting on December 26th and sales beginning January 9th. There is no word on international availability yet. The smartphone comes only in Noir Black colour.
Moto razr 2019 specifications
The Moto razr 2019 ships with two displays – the Flex View foldable screen is a 6.2-inch pOLED panel with HD (876 x 2,142 pixels) resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. The secondary Quick View display, which can be used for a quick glance at notifications, media controls, Google Assistant responses, etc, is 2.7-inch in size, has 600 × 800 pixels resolution, and 4:3 aspect ratio. The secondary display supports multi-touch, also acts as a scroll pad for the larger display, and can be used to take selfies using the primary 16MP camera.
At the core of Moto razr 2019 lies Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. While the SoC is Qualcomm’s mid-range mobile platform good at getting the job done, it lacks the firepower of Snapdragon 855 SoC/ Kirin 980 SoC that rock the other foldable smartphones out there. Software-wise, the Moto razr 2019 boots Android 9 Pie out of the box instead of Android 10. However, the company has tweaked the software a little to suit the foldable nature of the smartphone, including app continuity.
In the imaging department, the Moto razr 2019 sports a single 16MP camera sensor with f/1.7 aperture, EIS, Dual Pixel and laser autofocus, and dual LED flash. There’s also a 5MP selfie sensor with f/2.0 aperture and Screen Flash above the Flex View display. Fueling the Moto razr 2019 foldable smartphone is a 2,510mAh battery, backed by Motorola’s 15W TurboPower charging support. Other highlights of the phone include rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, splash-proof nanocoating, eSIM support, USB-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The handset will come bundled with razr earbuds, which are USB-C headsets tuned by Denon Audio with advanced DSP.