Motorola has announced its modernised Razr flip phone will launch in Australia next month, following Samsung’s Galaxy Fold as the second foldable screen phone to officially hit our shores.
Motorola — which in a smartphone context these days is a brand of Chinese computer company Lenovo — unveiled the Razr in November, but the new announcement includes additional details about its design and availability, including that it will retail for an eyebrow-raising $2699 despite some decidedly mid-range specs.
The primary selling point of the 2020 Razr is that it can be used as a folded up square or unfolded to become a full sized phone. It keeps the same slim foldable sillhouette as the 2000s favourite, measuring at a pocketable 7.2cm x 9.4cm when closed and featuring a small 2.7-inch screen on the outside of the clamshell for notifications.
Unfolding the phone reveals a 6.2-inch OLED in a 21:9 ratio, the same cinematic shape as tall phones like the Sony Xperia 1, although the Razr packs the much lower resolution of 876 x 2142. This means that — unlike Samsung’s foldable phone — the Razr has a similar screen shape to other modern Android smartphones, just with a big chin and fingerprint scanner at the bottom.