It’s been less than a year since Motorola revived its iconic RAZR brand (again) for the new world of high quality, foldable phones at a high price, but a second model has already been announced. The new RAZR (of the same name) has no delivery date, but AT&T and T-Mobile will sell it in the fall for $ 1,400, only $ 100 cheaper.
The biggest technical improvement is a 5G radio, delivered thanks to the Snapdragon 765G system-on-a-chip. The screens appear to be more or less identical to the original version (6.2 inches inside, 2.7 inches on the outer “flip”), but improved software allows you to do more when the phone is closed, such as Google Pay access and a full keyboard for subtitling. RAM is upgraded from 6 GB to 8 GB and storage doubles to 256 GB.
One of the biggest problems the reviewers had with the RAZR was its weak cameras – Motorola has never been very good with them. The new model increases the rear camera (which of course is located on the upper foldable part below the screen) from 16 megapixels all the way to 48. The inner front-facing camera goes from only 5MP to 20.
Other refinements in the body include glass panels instead of plastic, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader (inside the Motorola logo) and an improved, softer hinge for the folding mechanism. The battery gets a big boost, but at 2800mAh it is still significantly smaller than phones of the same size. It holds back the throwback of the RAZR flip phones from old schools.
With Samsung’s second generation Galaxy Z Fold and Microsoft Surface Duo now out, Motorola has even more competition for its latest attempt at a foldable phone. We will see if it can overcome reviews that complain about short battery life and less than premium build quality this time.
Source: Motorola via Droid Life