Motorola has officially announced its brand new Razr for Australia. It has taken the iconic flip phone and updated it for a modern audience by making its screen bendable.
Here's everything Australians need to know.
Here in Australia the Motorola Razr will cost a whopping $2,699. Sure, this makes it the cheapest foldable in Australia, but only because there are only two available. Even then, Samsung's Galaxy Fold is only $300 more and has some beefy specs to back it up.
Australia is about to get another foldable, and this time it's the size of an actual phone. Motorola has resurrected its beloved Razr to transform is classic clamshell design from being hinged to having a folding screen. There's a lot to love and it might even surprise some foldable sceptics, but it's really hard to get past the $2,699 price.
Comparatively, the Razr's specs are far more modest. You can read our more detailed thoughts in our device preview, but here's the basics:
- Main Display: 6.2-inch plastic OLED (pOLED) display, 21:9 aspect ratio, 2142 x 876 pixels
- External Display: 2.7-inch OLED display, 4:3 aspect ratio, 800 x 600 pixels
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery: 2510mAh with 15W fast charge
- Camera: 16MP main and 5MP front-facing
- Ports: 1x USB-C
- Sensors: Fingerprint
- Dimensions: 72 x 172 x 6.9mm open and 72 x 94 x 14mm closed
- Weight: 205g
- Colour options: Black
Despite the on-paper numbers and the price tag, the Razr seems like a great device. It's the first foldable on the market that is confident enough to simply be a foldable phone, rather than a tablet as well. While there are excellent use cases for the two-in-one approach, I respect Motorola for trying something different. It might even be something I'll enjoy more when it comes to long-term use.
Out of the four foldables I've tried, it's the most comfortable to type on. It also folds down conveniently to pocket size and isn't too heavy to hold.
If you want to read some more first-impressions you can do so here. In the meantime, the Motorola Razr is on pre-sale now from the company's website for $2,699 and will also be available from Telstra and JB Hi-Fi from February 24.