Motorola Razr launches February, brings the flip phone back

Motorola Razr lifestyle

The Razr, the latest mobile phone handset from Motorola, is very much riding the current 90’s throwback trend.

It’s a flip phone, modeled on classic designs people carted around in the late 90’s and early 00’s. But the way Moto have come at modernising the flip phone is through foldable screen technology, an arm of mobile phone design that makers are determined to make the most of.

It’s a beefy little phone. Motorola want to run with the big dogs and have built a phone with spec to do so. There’s a lot of of information so maybe we just take a look at the sheet from the press release.

CAMERA
Rear Camera Resolution 16 MP, f/1.7, 1.22um, EIS, Dual Pixel autofocus (AF), Laser AF, Colour Correlated, Temperature (CCT), dual LED flash
Front Camera Resolution 5MP SLSI 5E9, 1.12um, screen flash
DISPLAY
Display Size Main Display: Flex View:
6.2” foldable pOLED,
HD (2142 x 876p),
21:9 CinemavisionExternal Display:  Quick View:
2.7” gOLED,
600 x 800p,
4:3 aspect ratio
Display Resolution Main Display 876*2142
External Display 800*600
Display Colour Depth 16million
Finger Print  Yes
NFC Yes
PROCESSORS & CHIPSETS
Baseband Processor 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core, 2.2 GHz
Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) Adreno 616 GPU @500MHz
CONSUMER USAGE
Battery mAH 2510mAh
Battery Type Lithium Ion
Turbo-charge capability 15Watt TurboPower
MEMORY
Internal ROM Size 128GB
Internal RAM Size 6GB
Removable Memory Type Not Supported
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Cat 11
RF Banding 4G: B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (1700/2100), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B13 (upper700), B20 (800 DD), B28 (700 APT), B38 (TD2600), B66 (AWS3+4)

3G: B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4 (1700/2100), B5 (850), B8 (900)

 

2G: B2, B3, B5, B8

VoLTE Supported – based on carrier
VoWiFi Supported – based on carrier
SIM Configuration single eSim
4G+3G DSDS support NA
SOFTWARE
Operating System (OS) Android™ 9 Pie
Bluetooth Version 5
Software Features/Apps moto experiences
DESIGN & PERSONALISATION
Dimension Open 72 x 172 x 6.9mm
Dimensions Closed 72 x 94 x 14mm
Weight (g) 205g
P2i Nano-Coating Splash-proof with water resistant nanocoating
Personalisation &
Colour Options
Black
FUNCTIONAL CONNECTORS, SENSORS & NOTIFICATIONS
Wireless Technology 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz
Location Based Services GPS, AGPS, LTEPP, SUPL, GLONASS
Sensor Types Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Magnetometer (ecompass), Accelerometer
Physical Connections:
Power Connections USB-C Reversible Connector
Audio Connections USB-C
USB Version 3
Inbox Accessory
Charger 2pc 18W (turbo Charging up to 15W)
USB cable Yes
Headset razr earbuds and headset adapter cable,
Other accessories case
Warranty 24 months

Like I said, it’s quite a bit of phone.

Motorola Razr looks

So when can you get one? The Razr releases in Australia on February 24, 2020. You can pre-order now for launch day, and the phone can be purchased outright through JB Hifi or the Moto store, or on a contract through official carrier Telstra. How much should you expect to pay? Brace yourself: the Motorola Razr will set you back $2,699 AUD outright.

It’s certainly a fun gimmick. The spec sheet is impressive and the look is certainly sleek, but that price point is serious business. We’ll see how the Razr fares in February.

Images: Motorola, Steven Taylor Photography

David Smith

David Smith is the games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.

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