Foldable Motorola Razr gets a new US release date, same extravagant price

Foldable Motorola Razr gets a new US release date, same extravagant price
Motorola technically managed to beat Samsung to the foldable flip phone punch with the announcement of a reimagined Razr back in November, but due to "unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers", the Lenovo-owned company decided to "adjust" the costly handset's "presale and launch timing", which offered the world's top smartphone vendor an unexpected chance to commercially release the Galaxy Z Flip first after all.

But it doesn't look like that's going to happen in the end, as Samsung reportedly plans to unveil its second-ever foldable device alongside the Galaxy S20 flagship lineup on February 11, while the reborn Motorola Razr is now scheduled to start shipping five days prior to that. Unsurprisingly, you won't have to wait until February 6 to pre-order the world's first vertically folding phone in the US, as Verizon will give its customers the opportunity to be first in line come January 26.

That's this Sunday, mind you, and pre-orders will be underway at Walmart and on Motorola's own official US e-store in addition to the nation's number one wireless service provider. You'll also want to keep in mind the reinvented Motorola Razr is set to work exclusively on Big Red, unlike Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip, which is expected to be released much wider than last year's Galaxy Fold.


The Z Flip is also tipped to undercut the Razr by around $100, despite reportedly packing a significantly faster Snapdragon 855 processor. For its part, Motorola's first-ever foldable handset will cost an arguably exaggerated $1500 with a decidedly mid-range Snapdragon 710 SoC on deck, as well as a tiny 2,510mAh battery, a single 16MP rear-facing camera and 5MP selfie shooter, 6 gigs of memory, and 128 gigs of internal storage space.

For what it's worth, you'll obviously be able to split the phone's list price into 24 monthly installments of $62.49 a pop, with no down payment required. Besides, it's objectively difficult to hate on a product that brings back so many happy memories for so many people, blending the past and future of mobile designs with a 6.2-inch OLED display capable of folding in half without breaking (allegedly).

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razr (2019)
  • Display 6.2 inches
    2142 x 876 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2510 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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2 Comments

2. bbslimer unregistered

If you can wait a year, I bet these drop to $999.. but if you can't wait.. I can't blame you... these are awesome... I suspect you will see strong demand for at least a year... they will get those early adopters at a premium.. then go a little lower on price to scoop up those people who need a $999 price point.. In a year or two, there will be much more affordable knock offs in the $500 range... the Chinese brands will bring price point down mid 2021

1. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

While this is interesting, I'll wait to see how this is rated.

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