Motorola Announce The Foldable RAZR

It had been rumoured for a while, and many leaks came out in the run up to its official announcement. But finally, it’s here, Motorola have revealed the new RAZR phone that folds in the right way(?).

Instead of a phone that unfolds into a tablet, Motorola have made a phone that folds to a smaller, compact size. This to me is much more appealing, though don’t get me wrong, a phone that opens to a tablet size is nice – I just don’t think it offers the full potential as say, an iPad Pro for example.

But let’s not dwell on that, the RAZR phone is what we’re here for – I remember the original and I remember the iterations that followed. I had two RAZR models (the V3 & V3i), and they literally were the best stylish clam shell phone you could buy at the time.

The smart metallic keyboard and that very sexy design overall. It was just a stunning phone to have.

But now, we’re in 2019 and it’s all about moving forward – I’d say Motorola have definitely done this, while maintaining the very thing that made the original RAZR what it was. And that was it’s design.

The new RAZR phone offers a very familiar blast-from-the-past design, while the flexible futuristic foldable display is like something you’d expect Captain Kirk to whip out his trouser pocket.

I haven’t had a chance to see the phone in person yet, but I already know that the nostalgic feel of this iconic phone is sure to sit well with me.

I know right now, the price leaves a very bitter taste in my mouth – at an estimated £1,500. It’s a very steep price to pay. But on the other hand, I get why they’ve gone down this road. You see, Motorola are normally King at selling you a high-end phone, for a mid-range (or lower) price. But with the new RAZR, it’s different, but not. It’s stylish and extremely portable. It’s a futuristic phone, available now (well, from December onwards). They’re going up against Samsung and Huawei. So maybe the price had to match too?

Originally, it was rumoured to be limited in quantity. But in the UK – EE are it’s exclusive network partner. And that’ll be for 24 month contracts only. Which tells me it won’t be a limited phone – so what sort of monthly cost will this £1,500 phone set you back?

As soon as the pricing goes live, I’ll update this page.

Features:

  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • 6.2 inch pOLED Foldable Display
  • 16MP Dual Pixel Camera
  • 5MP Front Facing Camera
  • 128GB On-board Storage (non-expandable)
  • External 2.7 inch gOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Processor
  • 6GB Memory
  • 2,510mAh Battery
  • 15W Quick Charge via USB-C

Available from EE. Starting December 2019.
Pricing: TBC

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