After a bunch of leaks, certifications, and rumors, Motorola has finally unveiled its first-ever foldable smartphone dubbed the Motorola Moto Razr (2019). The legendary flip phone by the company has taken a new avatar and is now one of the very few commercially available foldable smartphones in the market. The device will start selling in the United States on January 9, 2020. To make things better, the company has already confirmed (via its official Twitter handle) that the Motorola Moto Razr 2019 will be launched in India pretty soon. For India, however, the company has not yet specified a timeframe as to when the Moto Razr 2019 will launch here. That said, the company has already set up a registration page on its official Indian website wherein the interested consumers can sign up to get updated regarding the same.
Moto Razr 2019 price
The Moto Razr 2019 is kept at an asking price of USD 1,499.99. Comparing it with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s own foldable sells for USD 1,980. As of now, there is no word on the Indian pricing of the Moto Razr 2019.
Motorola Moto Razr 2019: Specifications and Features
Starting things off with the display, the Moto Razr 2019 features a 6.2-inch flexible OLED HD+ display which gives out a resolution of 876×2142 pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio. There is a wide notch at the top of the display and the chin of the device features a capacitive button.
In the folded state, the Moto Razr 2019 has a secondary display which is sized at 2.7-inch. The secondary display (AKA Quick Display) has a 600×800 pixel resolution and can turn out to be handy to check out important notifications, take control of music playback, take selfies, and perform a lot more quick actions when the device is folded.
The razr uses advanced flexible OLED screen technology and a groundbreaking hinge mechanism that allows the phone to close with both sides perfectly flush – Motorola
Under the hood, the Moto Razr 2019 comes powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 which is coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Moto Razr 2019 is fueled with a 2510mAh battery which supports 15W fast charging. Given the small battery size, it will be interesting to see as to how much the Moto Razr 2019 lasts on a single charge. Adding to this the fact that there are two displays, the battery life would be pretty interesting a thing to review.
For photography, the Moto Razr 2019 features a single 16MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture. The same camera acts as ta selfie snapper in the folded state. The camera of the Moto Razr 2019 comes bundled with a night mode.
Moving on to the connectivity options, the Moto Razr 2019 does not feature a SIM card slot. Users will have to rely on an e-SIM instead. As far as other connectivity features are concerned, the device features NFC support, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, and GPS.
Moving on to the OS, the Moto Razr 2019 comes with stock Android 9 Pie out of the box and the OS is customized to make sure that the transition from the main display to the secondary screen happens seamlessly.
One interesting aspect of the OS is the fact that Motorola has tried its level best to pay homage to the vintage Moto Razr with a special and secret Retro Razr mode.
Using the Retro Razr mode, you can turn the Moto Razr 2019 into a replica of its 2004-era predecessor.
As seen in the image, this is what the Retro Razr mode converts the Moto Razr 2019 into. Though the messaging icon is available on the display, you won’t be able to open the app by simply tapping on the icon. You would instead have to hit the “messaging” section in order to be able to access the same.
How to find the Retro Razr mode in the Moto Razr 2019?
The Retro Razr mode is a bit hidden in the Moto Razr 2019 interface, but it’s not that difficult to locate either. In order to access the same, all you need to do is to hit the quick settings menu and tap on the edit button. From there, you can drag the Retro Razr button into the menu and put it on the list of the icons that will show up on the screen. That’s it! You can now use the Retro Razr mode in the Moto Razr 2019.
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