Motorola has finally announced the launch date for its iconic Moto Razr in India, which is scheduled for March 16. The phone was initially announced in November of last year and went on sale in the US in February 2020. It is the company’s first foldable smartphone as well as the world’s first clamshell foldable.
The Moto Razr’s foldable display measures 6.20-inches and has a resolution of 876 x 2142 pixels. With all its foldable appeal, the handset still is quite a mediocre machine on the spec-sheet. It comes powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The phone also features an outer cover display of 2.70-inches with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3. It’s what differentiates it from Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip rival, among other things. The device only comes with a single 16MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP front shooter with f/2.0 aperture. As for software, the Moto razr runs the outdated Android 9.0 Pie operating system, unlike Android 10 on Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Flip, which is its prime competitor.
The new Moto Razr is priced at $1500 in the US, whereas the Galaxy Z Flip retails for $1,380 and thus undercuts the Razr by roughly $100 with better specs and durability. The Indian pricing of the phone is expected to be announced at the launch. If Motorola wants to sell this device in the country, it better price it less than the Galaxy Z Flip’s INR 1,09,999 asking price.