The Motorola RAZR was untenable the most desirable folding phone at the time of its launch when Motorola showcased a perfect dream phone of millions. Combining retro design with the most advanced screen technology. But sadly it lags in the specs side, at least in the flagship phone price range.
When a consumer buys a $1500 phone, he cannot be merely satisfied by the folding phone. The initial sales of Motorola RAZR were promising but it dropped significantly when negative reviews flooded the internet.
Thinking about Motorola RAZR 2 or whatever it may be called, the engineers realize that putting a two-year-old processer will do no good. They even cannot justify that such specs were to cut the cost. Because Samsung launched the Flip Z with the specs of the flagship in $100 less than RAZR.
Keeping all this criticism aside we must accept that Motorola nailed it when it comes to design. They were admired for their design, but unfortunately for the design only.
In an interview with TechRadar, the company’s Vice President of Consumer Experience Design, Ruben Castano, and Director of Product Management, Carl Steen, talked about their next foldable phone and the changes they are hoping to incorporate.
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Razr 2 Display
Some big upgrades might be seen in the display. Though the exact specification was not given by Steen. The Motorola RAZR 2 might boast Quad HD flexible display which can produce higher contrast as well as much better colors.
Motorola will be using Snapdragon 800 series processor, but we might expect the older 855 chipset instead of Snapdragon 865 due to cost issues.
Steen also hinted that 5G will be coming to their folding phone. This will make RAZR 2 among a few folding phones to have 5G support. Its 5G support may be limited to some regions.
What Motorola did right is the clamshell design with the correct form factor. Talking about the future device Steen wanted to optimize the form factor.
Motorola also wants to fully utilize the 2nd screen (The screen on the front). Steen added “we’re looking at ways to make an even richer experience. Having that display on the front of the device was not only useful, giving me the right information I needed, but also could change my behavior on my smartphone in a good way as a result.”
Razr was paired with 6GB of ram and 128GB of storage which is not as per a flagship device. But this might be acceptable on RAZR 2 if Motorola optimizes their user experience.
Motorola recently launched its flagship device Edge+ with 108 Megapixels. So we can safely assume that Motorola will include this in its upcoming flagship device. The current model has a sub-par 16-megapixel camera. We can also expect overall build quality upgrades on the Razr 2, especially around the hinge system.
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Razr 2 Launch date
Thibault Dousson, Lenovo’s GM for South Africa, has recently hinted in a podcast, the launch is kept in September.
With the advent of flexible and foldable screen technology, Motorola is not going to stop at Razr or its successor RAZR 2. Motorola’s R&D team is hard-working to unlock the doors to a world to which foldable phones are key. Steen hinted to work on wearables by saying “Having the device or the technology conforms to the human body in the sense of a wearable.“
At last, a thumping comeback is not an option but a necessity for Motorola to regain its market share from Samsung and I don’t think that RAZR is going to lose the same battle again.