Motorola Razr with folding display misses launch date

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2020 Motorola Razr
The 2020 Motorola Razr joins the other phones with flexible displays that were delayed.
Photo: Motorola

Today was supposed to be the debut of an expensive new version of the Motorola Razr with a folding screen. But it didn’t happen.

Earlier this year, handsets from Samsung and Huawei with flexible displays were delayed because of design problems. Motorola, by contrast, says it pushed back the launch of the redesigned Razr to give it more time to meet high demand.

A statement from the company says: “Since its announcement in November, the new Motorola Razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers. Demand has been high, and as a result, has quickly outgrown supply predictions.”

Motorola is being vague about a timetable for release of the 2020 Motorola Razr. “We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to Razr at launch.”

Although all the handsets with flexible displays unveiled so far have run Android, Apple is looking its own version. Such a device could be the same size as current iPhones but with a much larger display.

There’s definitely interest in a foldable iPhone, but it’s not likely to see the light of day before 2021.

Specs for the redesigned 2020 Motorola Razr

Motorola’s designers didn’t copy the Samsung Galaxy Fold, a phone that opens into a tablet. The 2020 Motorola Razr is a square that opens to a long, thin handset. To avoid getting crease in the middle of the display, the screen isn’t folded flat. Instead, the new Razr offers room inside its casing so the screen bends into a curve.

That display is 6.2 inches, with a 2142 by 876 resolution. On the front is a 2.7-inch, 800 by 600 secondary screen for showing notifications. When open, the 2020 Motorola Razr is 6.7 inches by 2.8 in (172mm × 72mm). The thickness is 0.55 in. (14mm).

It runs Android Pie on a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, with 6GB of RAM. There’s a 2510mAh battery.

The 2020 Motorola Razr costs $1499.99. Or it will when it goes on sale sometime next year.

Via: Business Insider