Motorola Razr 2019 Rumors: Release Date, Price and Specs
Everything we know about the foldable Razr
One of the most iconic phones of all time is coming back with a brand new look.
Foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X show that a smartphone that unfurls into a tablet is now achievable tech. And with the Galaxy Fold finally on store shelves, it seems competing companies like Motorola have an example to follow.
With reports swirling that Motorola is looking to bring a new, all-screen bend to a reboot of its classic Razr, the most sensible foldable-screen phone may soon be here.
So when can you get your hands on the new Razr, and will the new version of the former feature phone be able to compete head-to-head with today’s best smartphones? Here’s everything we know about Motorola’s plans for the 2019 Razr.
News and Updates (Updated Oct. 2019)
- Motorola just sent out invites for a press event Nov. 13, with the invitation promising “an original unlike any other.” Could this be the foldable Razr? We’ll be on the ground to find out.
Motorola Razr 2019 release date
A Wall Street Journal report from this January blew the lid off of Motorola’s plan to bring back the Razr as a foldable-screen smartphone as early as February. Days later, a patent filed by the company emerged to show what the design could potentially look like.
But now it looks like Nov. 13 will be the date we’ll finally see Motorola’s foldable phone. The company sent out invitations to media on Oct. 17 for the November event, promising an “original unlike any other.”
“You’re going to flip,” the invitation reads. Subtle.
Our only information on pricing for the new foldable-screen Razr comes from the original Wall Street Journal report that puts the upcoming handset in the $1,500 range.
Though that price would have the 2019 Razr well below the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold or $2,600 Huawei Mate X, $1,500 would still be considerably more than the $1,099 iPhone XS Max and $999 Galaxy S10+.
Nevertheless, it’s understandable that a foldable design would command a premium price above today’s standard slab flagships.
How will the foldable Razr 2019 work?
Assuming Motorola retains the design of the Razr from yesteryear, we’re looking at a flip phone that unfolds to reveal an edge-to-edge display inside. That January patent from Motorola that describes the new alleged 2019 Razr seems to show a foldable screen tucking nicely into a clamshell, which itself features a second, smaller notification screen on its exterior.
2019 Razr specs: What to expect
|Main screen (Resolution)||6.2-inch OLED (2142 x 876)|
|Cover screen (Resolution)||Unknown (800 x 600|
|RAM||4GB or 6GB|
|Storage||64GB or 128GB|
|Rear Camera||Will be used for standard and selfie pictures, but specs unknown|