The flip phone is officially back.
Motorola on Wednesday announced a new version of the iconic Razr flip phone. It has a full touch screen display inside — no keypad — but still folds in half like the clamshell design of phones from the 1990s and early 2000s (via The Verge). Rumours of the Razr reboot first surfaced back in January of this year.
The most striking thing about the new Razr is how much it looks like the original. While other foldable phones like the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold use dual-screen displays that are awkwardly wide, the new Razr preserves the original clamshell design of its namesake.
The phone features a 6.2-inch Flex View pOLED screen with a 2142 x 876 resolution and a large, bulky bottom chin — just like the original Razr.
Fold it and you get a pocketable device that weighs 205 grams complete with a tiny 2.7-inch QuickView pOLED screen on the outside that gives users quick access to notifications and the selfie camera.
The phone features a “zero-gap hinge” that lets users close the phone completely — something the Galaxy Fold can’t achieve. When folded, the Razr is 14mm thick; while unfolded, the handset measures just 6.9mm at its thinnest side.
The device is powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 2510mAh battery. The 2019 Razr also packs a 16-megapixel camera with Night Vision and is powered by Android.
The device will be available for purchase for $1,499 USD ($1,986 CAD) in January of next year, and will come to Canada in “early 2020”.