Motorola Officially Announced Modern Spin On The Iconic Flip Phone, Razr
The brand new Razr is an essentially totally different tackle the foldable phones that we’ve seen to this point: instead of turning a modern-sized phone right into a smaller tablet, it turns a conventional-sized smartphone into one thing a lot smaller and extra pocketable.
This isn’t the primary time Motorola has tried to carry the iconic RAZR branding again. There was a whole line of fairly generic Droid RAZR phones just a few years in the past on which Motorola simply slapped the identity in hopes of reminding clients of its previous glory. (You may remember that Motorola styled the old RAZR logo in all caps. For this new mannequin, Motorola is doing the alternative with the lowercase “razr.” Since I’m a human, I’m going to henceforth use “Razr” to discuss with the brand new model.)
However, the brand new Razr is far more than only an acquainted model title. It is a true inheritor to the unique flip telephone, with a design that’s closely impressed by its 2004 predecessor, proper all the way down to the large curved chin on the bottom (which now additionally hosts an extra fashionable fingerprint sensor and a USB-C charging port).
Nevertheless, it’s not only a modern-day throwback hoping to cash in on nostalgia as we’ve seen from HMD’s resurrections of traditional Nokia hardware currently. It’s Motorola’s try at constructing a contemporary-day flagship phone the likes of which it hasn’t tried to make in years.
The core of the phone is, after all, the show. It’s a 6.2-inch 21:9 plastic OLED panel that folds in half alongside the horizontal axis. Unfolded, it’s not dramatically larger than another modern cellphone, and the additional peak is one thing that the Android interface and apps adapt to much better than a tablet-sized display screen.