New Motorola Razr launches in India, global release to follow

Motorola Razr lanches in India at $1,685

The Motorola Razr must be one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year and in the foldable category contending with the likes of the Samsung Z Flip, Huawei Mate X and Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha.

The Razr has a fairly large screen at 6.02 inches with an OLED display as expected for a phone of at its range opening up to an aspect ratio of 21:9. Did I say opening up, yes, the Motorola Razr is the first phone with the z-flip concept before Samsung Flip Z jumped on that train and eventually launched before the Razr.

There is a QuickView external display when the phone is closed used for displaying email, taking selfies, responding to notifications etc. Both internal and external display sport the Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The Motorola Razr is powered by an octavos-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 suggesting 5G capabilities coupled with Adreno 616 GPU. Memory and storage wise the Razr ships with 6GB of RAM and 128GB ROM.

Photography in Motorola Razr

In the photography department, the Razr is equipped with 16MP main shooter with Laser Autofocus, Night Vision mode, and Electronic image stabilizer to round things up at the rear. Front-facing, the phone offers a mere 5MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture.

The phone measures 72x172x6.9mm when open and 72x94x14mm when closed with a fingerprint sensor attached.

The device ships with 4 mics which suggest stereo audio and noise cancellation plus bottom blasters loud enough for an average room. Power-wise, the battery is a 2510mAh charged with a 15W Turbopower charger which ships with the Razr.

The new Motorola Razr is available on Flipkart in a single Noir Black color with a retail price of INR124,999 ($1,685). Pre-bookings open today while official sales are scheduled to tip-off on April 2.

The underwhelming features of the Motorola Razr especially in the areas of the camera and storage might make competing with the likes of Samsung Z Flip, Huawei Mate X and Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha an uphill climb.