Motorola Razr 5G launched with improved hardware and a more useful outer display

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 10 Sep 2020
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Motorola has announced the Moto Razr 5G, it's second-generation foldable smartphone.

The foldable smartphone is now more durable and sports more powerful hardware under the hood.

The Moto Razr 5G will only be available in the US for now, with a global launch scheduled later this year.

Motorola Razr 5G launched with improved hardware and a more useful outer display

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Motorola has unveiled its second take on the foldable smartphone form factor , and this there's a host of improvements as well as 5G support. Called the Razr 5G, the new foldable smartphone by Motorola takes after the first-gen's design and improves it by adding more features, more powerful hardware and the nostalgic liquid mercury color finish.

The new Moto Razr 5G comes in Polished Graphite, Liquid Mercury and Blush Gold and rocks a roundish form factor, a departure from the sharp edges on its predecessor. It's still the same clamshell foldable design , but Motorola claims they have performed more tests on the hinge, and promises that it can withstand 200,000 flips, or five years worth of usage. The body is aluminum and there's Gorilla Glass 5 on top.

The Moto Razr 5G unfolds into a 6.2-inch OLED display with 2142x876 resolution, and houses a 20MP camera on a notch in the middle of the display. The fingerprint sensor has now been moved to the rear panel, embedded in the Batwing logo, a classic Moto move. The primary 48MP camera is housed on the front cover, and works as a rear camera when unfolded.

Speaking of which, the front has a 800x600 2.7-inch display and a host of new software features that make it a lot more useful than before. That includes Android 10-like navigation gestures to view the homescreen, contacts, camera or apps like YouTube. The front display can also bring up a full-screen keyboard and can be used to navigate Google Maps, Google Pay and more.

Under the hood is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a major upgrade over the Snapdragon 710 in the previous Moto Razr. There’s now 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The battery has also been bumped up to 2800mAh. Looking at what's on offer here, it's clear that Motorola has worked to offer better value for money to customers willing to part with their hard-earned money. And for a smartphone that's a lot more expensive than the most powerful iPhone, it's essential and makes the Moto Razr 5G, a far more viable smartphone to buy than the predecessor it replaces.

The Moto Razr 5G will go on sale in the US only for now, at a price of $ 1399 (roughly Rs 1,02,700 roughly) and will be sold unlocked in the US, as well as with AT&T and T-Mobile. Moto also said the smartphone will launch later this year in China, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. No word about a launch in India, though.

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