Motorola has recharged with its slim Razr flip phone, some 15 years after the original ‘game changing’ device hit the market. This new device highlighted a 6.2 inch screen which folds together when closed, with another, smaller screen to display notifications on its outer shell. The device will be sold for $ 1500, starting in the US on 26 December 2019.
‘The question everyone will be asking is whether this foldable device will change Motorola fortunes, because their market share is extremely small,’ says Francisco Jeronimo.
But the new Razr is, at the very tiniest, being seen as an innovative statement piece from Motorola, which is now a unit of Chinese giant Lenovo, having being assimilated – from previous owner google – in 2014.
In the current era of similar looking black rectangular phones with touch screens, the new Motorola Razr has the potential to bring some excitement back into the market, alleged Ben Wood.
Motorola is describing its new Razr as an impossible feat of engineering with that fold that closes flush against the other side. Samsung Galaxy Fold, by contrast, has a considerable gap between each screen when folded.
The firm said the new Raze was water resistant, through in an attempt to uplift the consumers, Motorola alleged, its screen could be replaced free of charge within 24 hours, while the product is still under warranty.