Motorola joins the foldable smartphone race with it bringing back its iconic RAZR flip phone first launched back in 2004.
This new foldable take on the original RAZR is rumoured to debut in December and will be up against the likes of other organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screened-foldables such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X.
Rumours about this anticipated new RAZR began in January and has surfaced from time to time. Nevertheless, our team has the leaks and deets, here’s what we know:
RAZR DESIGN & FORM FACTOR
We’re told that unlike other foldable phones. Tech blog 91Mobiles included an illustration of the folding structure. It suggests a similar design as the original, but the interior surface would be divided by a hinge that separates the display and dial pad.
The screen would apparently be flexible enough to be folded in half. It should be able to cover the top and bottom halves of the phone that can be folded shut.
If proven accurate, Motorola is taking a far more pragmatic approach as it will be a pocketable size for ease as compared to Samsung and Huawei.
RAZR SUGGESTED SPECS
– 6.2-inch internal OLED display
– 2142 x 876 resolution
– Secondary external display
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (like the mid-tier likes of Galaxy A8 & Xiaomi Mi 8 SE)
– 4GB / 6GB RAM
– 64GB / 128GB storage
– 2730mAh battery
– White, Black or Gold
RAZR POSSIBLE SOFTWARE FEATURES
- Main display acts as trackpad when unfolded
- Outer shell display
Offering more functionalities, with Motorola apps, such as Moto Display, Moto Camera and Moto Actions. Motorola currently uses a lightly skinned version of Android on its phones that includes similar shortcuts.
- Google Assistant triggers
Hearsay suggests that much like flip phones back in the day, the RAZR will require a different way for control and interaction. Google Assistant will be a big part of the device and that there will be a unique feature to trigger it when the phone is closed.
Motorola is one of the later ones to have joined the race, it missed a targeted summer launch date for release this RAZR. Nevertheless, the company plans to announce its device by the end of the year.
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In fact, a person close to CNET mentioned that it’s uncertain when the device will hit stores but the press and public at least will see the phone in 2019, making Motorola is tortoise in the hare story. But, as usual, it’s about how you finish that counts.
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