Motorola is trying to recreate the success of 2004 by reviving the Motorola Razr with the launch of a new model – a £1,170 ($1,500) foldable flip-phone that has a 6.2-inch screen flexible screen and runs on Android.
Flip phones such as the original Razr were popular in the early 2000s, when the screen and physical keyboard were separated by a hinge which folded the device closed to fit easily into a pocket. The updated Motorola device has replaced the physical keyboard with a foldable screen which fills the entire inside of the phone.
The Razr is officially a folding phone, taking its standard clamshell design and reworking it into something more suited to 2019. The device flips open to reveal a 6.2-inch foldable plastic OLED screen, albeit with that chunky curved chin at the bottom, which now houses a fingerprint sensor and a USB-C charging port.
When the phone is folded, there’s a 2.7-inch glass-covered OLED display, something Motorola is referring to as the Quick View display. Similar to the front of the Galaxy Fold, this front screen can show notifications, music controls and take pictures using the 16MP front-facing camera.
The Razr features the mid-range Snapdragon 710 processor, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with a 2,510mAh battery. The phone will launch with Android 9.
The Motorola Razr will launch in the UK exclusively on EE but a UK release date and price are still to be confirmed.