Today Motorola announced it will ship its foldable flip smartphone on February 6 and will start pre-orders on January 26. The new Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order directly from the company, from Verizon, and from Walmart. Being a unique phone with a foldable display, the list price for the 2020 Razr without contract is set to be $1500.

The main feature of the new Motorola Razr is its exclusive clamshell design with a foldable 6.2-inch pOLED main screen and a 2.7-inch OLED external display. Because of internal architecture of the smartphone, and space constraints, Motorola use Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 710 SoC with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage rather than a flagship 8-series SoCs. 

Motorola originally planned to start taking pre-orders on the new Razr on December 26, 2019, to then begin shipments on January 6, 2020. As it turns out, the demand for the foldable flip smartphone was so high that the company had to delay its launch to build more units. 

The new Motorola Razr will cost $1,499. Verizon will offer trade-in programs to its customers (up to $300 per device) and those who switch to it (up to $500 per device) to sweeten the deal. Furthermore, it will be possible to split up the price of the new Razr to 24 payments of $62.49 a month.

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Source: The Verge, Slashgear

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  • Makaveli - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - link

    Yup price and specs are laughable. Reply
  • yetanotherhuman - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Yeah, I like 'em. I hate all these high end phones with battery sapping CPUs and fifty thousand cores and a screen that's so high res you'd need to be an ant sat on the screen to see the difference. All adds cost and drains battery. Reply
  • BedfordTim - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Don't forget enough memory to run a server. My daughter has a sub $100 phone and it is amazing how little difference there is between it and one 10 times the price. The only thing I would like to see is more storage as 128GB is adequate but far from ideal. Reply
  • s.yu - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    I really don't get these claims, my S6E would ask for around $100 these days and it lagged like hell when I had to use it as backup in the past few weeks. I'm finally back on a somewhat modern Note8 that would cost $300 and it's at least twice as fast. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    I have an LG Rebel 4 I got for $10 as a refurb from my crappy carrier (Tracfone) like 3 months ago. 16GB storage onboard, 2GB RAM, Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Ahem stupid no edit..quad core A53 I think, and it does not "lag" or feel slow. I do a fair bit of gaming on it as phones are now my primary platform for games without any issues beyond being reasonable about the titles I grab off the Play Store so conversely, I don't get why you don't get that claim. Nothing beats $10 bucks for your phone and under $10 a month for cell service. The rest I would have spent, that goes into a variety of investments where it makes interest for me instead of giving me a cellular dick extension I can wave around at a bunch of people that don't give a flying f*ck what sort of phone is in pocket. Reply
  • s.yu - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Last month I tried to send a package, using S6E to get a delivery guy to come over, it was a web based interface that never gave me any trouble on Note8, but with S6E I spent 20min. making that one order.
    Step 1: Loading the homepage, took over 20s.
    Step 2: Tapping on "send a package", took over a minute, took repeated tries because I thought it was stuck and restarted the app multiple times, but turns out the page would load with a huge amount of patience.
    Step 3: Tapping on "input address", filling it in and submitting, took over 5min because it would not submit, finally I realized that the address was in fact submitted, every time for the about a dozen times I tapped submit, just that the interface was stuck there for some reason whereas it would usually automatically return to the previous page.
    Step 4: Filling in the estimated weight. (This may sound weird but that app asks for the estimate and charges in advance accordingly, unless the delivery company reports that you've underestimated and that they've undercharged. This platform gives 30-40% off the regular delivery rates for individual consumers so it's a minor inconvenience compared to the savings.) Again the page went blank for over a minute and I thought it froze, but after repeated tries I realized again that it would finally load if you leave it alone for long enough.
    Step 5: Submitting all the information and choosing a delivery company according to quotes. A final 10s.
    It was so slow I almost missed the delivery company's business hours.
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  • beggerking@yahoo.com - Monday, January 27, 2020 - link

    if you've never visited a page, it'll need time to be cached first. most likely that was what you experienced.... if you try again it now it should be ok. Reply
  • s.yu - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    For reference it takes less than a minute on Note8 to make that order on the same platform. It's also not a network issue as my router is a fabulous performer from Ubnt that never gave me any problems. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    It's pretty impressive that you have relatively precise timings from a mundane task that happened in December. I don't know of too many people that would be able to accurately recall even an approximate number of elapsed seconds for a web-based activity even the following day if they were not explicitly taking timing measurements. If you were preparing for a future discussion about that exact thing here in Anandtech's comments section and were indeed documenting performance to that degree then I applaud your ability to see so clearly into the future. If not, then I think we might have a bit of an embellishment for the sake of argument. Reply

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