The reimagined Motorola Razr goes official as a Verizon exclusive

The reimagined Motorola Razr goes official as a Verizon exclusive
If you've been following the news about the new Motorola Razr, then you don't have to read another story about an unannounced phone. Yes, the wait is over and the rumors are true, as Verizon has just announced the iconic Razr phone will indeed make its debut on the market soon enough.

The reinvented Motorola Razr is a Verizon exclusive and those interested will be able to pre-order one starting December 26. The phone is supposed to hit shelves on January 9, 2020, if nothing bad happens in the meantime.

Now, the new Razr phone is a vanity item, so it won't come cheap. Verizon is selling the phone for $1,500 outright or $62.49 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment. The phone comes with Razr earbuds, a premium USB-C headset powered by Denon Audio. Also, Verizon claims a range of cases specifically designed for the Motorola Razr will be available at launch from Otterbox, Kate Spade and other brands.

The reimagined Razr phone boasts a full-length 6.2-inch flexible OLED display that closes completely in half. Thanks to the touch-enabled Quick View display, users can interact with the notifications without having to open the phone.

A 16-megapixel camera with Night Vision is included too, along with a battery that features TurboPower charging support. Design-wise, Motorola Razr is unlike any other foldable smartphone available on the market, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's better. You'll have to wait until January 9 if you want to take it for a spin before deciding whether or not it's worth $1,500. 

Starting December, customers in Europe will be able to purchase the Motorola Razr for €1.700, a much higher price than the Verizon model.

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razr (2019)
  • Display 6.2" 876 x 2142 pixels
  • Camera / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2510 mAh

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50 Comments

1. JcHnd

Posts: 285; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I freaking love it!

2. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 170; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Looks nice but won't do well. Just wait for Apple.

6. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nah... Apple knows nothing about design.

11. foreverNOOB

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

You don't have to wait for Apple foldable product any longer as Apple already have bendable tablet, the Ipad Pro, on sales for sometime now!!

12. matistight

Posts: 1028; Member since: May 13, 2009

And the iPhone 6 Plus, but they discontinued them :(

22. tbreezy

Posts: 181; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Yeah, I really like it but we all know Apple is sitting back watching everyone while they pump $billions into R&D for the most convenient and functional foldable. I’m glad Apple are taking their time to make something that will be functional and convenient to use. They will not want to sell us Beta products.

37. bbslimer

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Apple won't come out with a similar phone. Why would they? They believe what they have is the pinnacle of design... They will come out with smart glasses... and skip foldable phones... I for one love Motorolla, and am hoping for Version 2 to come out with hopefully improved specs. For the money it really needs top end specs and shouldn't cost much for them to add... Needs a better camera, processor, and ideally should be able to text while closed.

3. SyCo87

Posts: 326; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Too much $$$

32. thxultra

Posts: 473; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Can't agree more this is a $800 phone tops. $1500 is crazy with these specs. Cool design but way over priced.

43. mackan84

Posts: 633; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I wonder what’s so expensive to these foldables compared to like LG flex or apples iPhone X who bent the screen twice inside the phone? Is it the digitizer? Hinges? Software? Or is it just a completely different OLED then mentioned use? Or are they just trying to get more money out of it until the market is saturated?

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 496; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

I'll just wait for the perfectionists to do the job. Go Apple, teach em...

10. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I guess the bent iPad pro out of the box or the bendable iPhone 6 is perfect for you. LOL

23. tbreezy

Posts: 181; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Agreed! Apple should make something very compelling, it’s far too early for them right now, these current foldables are all Beta products that will break with the smallest grain of sand getting into them, LOL.

39. iushnt

Posts: 3155; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Ofcourse Apple will make one once other brands set the market ready. I really don’t know if that’s impressive or coward though.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

That's okay. I don't see the appeal in this anyway. It's midrange in specs, but not in price, it has a notch, and it's made by Motorola, which hasn't had a great phone since Lenovo took over. Also, I really just don't see the point of a regular-sized phone that folds in half. I have no issue with the current size of phones, so I see no reason for them to fold into something smaller. If I ever buy a foldable device (which likely not be anytime soon, if ever), it will be a phone that folds out into a tablet.

9. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Nah.. Motorola just kills it with the design and everyone's hating because it's not an Apple or Samsung. Motorola brand is older than anyone else right now so they will be fine. But going by your logic, I don't see any reason for tablets to be folded in half and pretending to be a phone in the first place.

27. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Please. There are many companies making great phones aside from Apple and Samsung. I just don't happen to think Motorola is one of them. And in regard to the second piece, you may not see the value in it, but I think the idea of a phone and tablet in one device is awesome. It just has to be done right. The Galaxy Fold, however, is just not it.

46. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Well.. Motorola is around for 90 years and they invented the first mobile phone so I would trust my opinion.

49. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I can formulate my own opinions, but thanks for the suggestion.

19. Vogue1985 unregistered

That's the whole point,you want 10gb ram and features you not even use or know most of the time with a big screen and glass everything, that's most phones today. The Razr is like Anti trend,its powerful at 6gb with a small screen and body,the processor is powerful but it's a sleep demon, however the processor is good for battery life and its battery size.

28. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

You don't know what I want, so I'd appreciate if you didn't put words in my mouth. The battery on this thing is tiny and I doubt that any combination of optimization or a frugal processor will save that. Also, if you want to pay $1500 for midrange specs, that's completely up to you, but considering that most phones with specs like this go for a third of the price, that's a pass for me.

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This is a how you make a flip phone. Makes me wonder who the designers are in Samsung and Huawei. They spent millions of bucks in R&D for flip TABLETS that look like prototype devices.

40. iushnt

Posts: 3155; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That’s personal preference you’re talking about. While you liked this, others would prefer galaxy fold. I don’t know if maté X would ever see the sun or not.

8. Neoberry99

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

Looks good

13. Eprius

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

This phone is going to fail miserably for poor execution. For starters, it has a premium $1500 price with mediocre specs by using a Snapdragon 710. 2nd Verizon exclusive limits it's market ability in the US. 3rd and biggest point, they are selling this 2 weeks after the holidays. This is like trick or treating on Thanksgiving.

14. tbreezy

Posts: 181; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

Wasn’t the successful Motorola DROID a Verizon exclusive?

15. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

This is for rich and famous people first so clearly we're not the target market here so there's that. I'll probably wait for a few months when the price goes down to less than a thousand.

24. tbreezy

Posts: 181; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

The original RAZR V3 was for the rich and famous and became incredibly popular with everyone though. The RAZR V3 was priced at smartphone/PDA prices and barely had enough memory to store 1 MP3 song yet it sold like crazy.

41. iushnt

Posts: 3155; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Still, it means nothing today.

47. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

For you that is but for the rich and famous it's a status symbol. Just like how some people see iPhones.

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