On November 13, Motorola announced their new Razr phone, a modernized foldable smartphone, nearly identical to the classic model with the same name.
In the early 2000s, Motorola Razr, with its sleek edges and metallic keyboard stood out from a myriad of generic flip phones and quickly rose in popularity. In its four-year run, the chic, ultra-thin handset sold 130 million units on its way to becoming one of the most beloved and iconic pieces of technology ever.
Now, more than a decade later, Motorola is staging a comeback with a modern take on the Razr. It is a sleek smartphone that puts a new twist on the classic flip phone with a large screen that folds down into a compact square-like device.
Although the new design is exciting, the specs are rather underwhelming. It runs Android 9, a month after Android 10 hit the market. It is powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 710 processor and an unimpressive 2510 mAh battery. Its screen is plastic and not nearly as sharp as its competitors and camera performance has never been Motorola’s forte.
Motorola generally specializes in budget phones, but the Razr is an exception. The price tag of this chic device is a hefty $1,500. With such a price, it remains unclear whether the Razr name will induce enough nostalgia for customers to break the bank.
The phone is scheduled to be available for pre-orders via Verizon starting from December 26.