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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  • s.yu - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    Because, as I said, I almost missed the business hours because it was so slow, so I was very frustrated and kept an eye on the time. At the time as I was waiting for the damned page to load I also ranted about how slow it was to others in the room, and recital helps memory retention as you should know. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Moot points, even SD855 lags, these phones are designed badly. Windows can alt-tab in basically around 1 frame (16ms??) even high end phones eventually lag and take forever to switch apps. Reply
  • s.yu - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    I'm now back on my Note8(I swapped the SK variant motherboard for an HK variant which means SD835), and setting animations to x0.5 speeds up operations by about 100%. I only occasionally observe frame drops. TBH I already set turned off system animations on my S6E but the improvement was marginal as each operation still had significant lag. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    So long as there are no other crippling problems like slow flash memory or RAM too low, the biggest difference is the CPU.
    We're in a strange time where low-end phones are $100, snapdragon 600 phones are $200-500 and Snapdragon 800 phones are $300-1000.

    Whatever you do, don't buy a "new" Snapdragon 600 phone for $500 on a 2-year contract or something. They found a way to trick people into paying more for less performance. Reminds me a bit of the netbook craze about 10 years ago.

    I found Realme X (all-screen, S710/4gb/64gb) for $180 USD on aliexpress.
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  • s.yu - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    Unless you need the latest and greatest, second-handed flagships always.
    Models slightly niche in your market helps as this means that the second-handed units that look new tend to be actually lightly used, while Apple in good condition for example has a high chance of being a 3rd-party refurbished as the resale value is most stable over time rendering private refurbishing lucrative.
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  • flyingpants265 - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    Because of the prices skyrocketing, second-hand flagships from last year are still really expensive from Apple/Samsung. LG G7 is a great price, it's also 2 years old, but for $200 USD I won't complain too much.

    Still, I think I'd rather have the Realme X.
    Reply
  • sonny73n - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    So you like low specs phones with high price tags. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    It's a folding phone, are you missing a brain stem? Reply
  • sonny73n - Friday, January 24, 2020 - link

    Folding phone? Big deal. Get a life! Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, January 23, 2020 - link

    Looks fine to me.. It's a folding phone, not really sure what you expected. Reply

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