Motorola RAZR 2019 - the new life of the popular form factor

Once upon a time, already a half dozen years ago, onewidely known as the creator of a mobile phone, the company released a model that has long become an example of successful design. In 2004, the world saw the Motorola RAZR V3.

Motorola RAZR V3

Since then, the idea of ​​a thin clamshell has been returned more than once, but time passed, user requests changed and the form factor gradually went out of fashion. Rumors of a return
Motorola RAZR in the new, already sensory version appeared regularly in the last few years, but it didn’t reach the point. Finally came.

Motorola RAZR 2019

Motorola RAZR 2019 - an ultra-modern smartphonewith folding flexible screen. Moreover, the model is very similar to the grandmother. In addition to the form factor, she retained even such a trait evoking nostalgic memories as a prominent strong-willed “chin”.

When unfolded, this is normal.a full-size smartphone with classic dimensions for the time being, with a 6.2-inch screen. Fold - and you get an ultra-compact device with dimensions of 94 x 72 x 14 mm - fits in any pocket, moreover, the large screen is protected from scratches. The main screen of the model is folding pOLED, resolution 876 × 2142. External small - 2.7-inch OLED with a resolution of 600 × 800 pixels. The small display performs a classic role for a clamshell - it shows time, displays service information and notifies you of calls, messages, etc. Very reasonable.

But in general, the model, of course, is not without its oddities. Very controversial is the decision to choose for a device with a premium price - it has not been officially announced, but it is supposed to be around $ 1,500 - an average level of iron. The smartphone is built on the basis of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Maybe this is enough in performance, but will a consumer who is ready to fork out be happy with this situation?

Even stranger is the presence of a single camera with modest characteristics to date -
16 MP, even with a decent aperture of f / 1.7 is clearly not a flagship option. The front and even for show - 5 MP, f / 2.0, and even made a cutout in the screen under it. Why, one asks? What prevented the selfie module from adapting the main module, it is also located on one side with an additional screen.

The location of the main camera, by the way, and anotherthe question begs - will the lens glass be constantly decorated with fingerprints? The fingerprint scanner is right under it. But this is nitpicking.

Completes the list of sorrows battery capacity - unexpectedly modest, 2510 mAh. But it will charge quickly, since it supports charging 15 watts.

NFC is supported.

So far, neither price nor date has been officially announcedSmartphone output. One could say that until this happened, the hope remains that the mediocre specifications of the model will be justified by a more or less humane price tag. But of course, there is no such hope - folding screens are still too expensive on their own. Specifically, the Motorola RAZR 2019 will not get cheap.

And so in general, for a compact device of a middle class, the device is the very thing. Just for now, it's more like a concept.


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Key Features Motorola RAZR 2019:

Screen OLED, 6.2 ″, 876 × 2142, 373 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, foldable pOLED
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 710
2.2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 360 Gold (Cortex-A75), 6 x Kryo 360 Silver (Cortex-A55), Adreno 616
Memory RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile Networks LTE Bands 2-5,7,8,13,20,28,38,66
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 2510 mAh, 15W
Dimensions94 x 72 x 14 mm
Weight205 g
Camera 16 MP, flash, autofocus, f / 1.7
frontal: 5 MP, f / 2.0
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Illuminance, Fingerprint (front), NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya