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Motorola uses nostalgia to publicize the new – and foldable – Razr [atualizado]

The beginning of the era of foldable smartphones pointed to a major change at the helm of mobile device design, but manufacturers continue to surprise us with what they have up their sleeve for this new phase or, in the case of Motorola, for the ?old-new? phase.

Many of you (at least those who experienced the 2000s to the full) will remember cell phones from flip, like the iconic Razr V3 we can say, with ease, that it was a fever! Just seeing an image of the V3, many of you will probably feel nostalgic, especially those who owned this beauty.

Now, the manufacturer wants to start another frenzy among users with the new Motorola razr, a device that, for all purposes, is the natural evolution of the V3.


Moto Razr folding screen

Yes, the new foldable Razr and, unlike its most popular competitor (Samsung's Galaxy Fold), it changes the horizontal design to maintain the vertical profile of its ancestor. Certainly, the new device has lost some of the ultra-thin design that made the original Razr a hit so many years ago (due to the 6.2-inch screen, with a 21: 9 aspect ratio); still, it?s compact enough to fit in your pocket.

Motorola also kept the small V3-like display on the front of the new Razr (which turns to the rear when opened), retrofitting it to provide more up-to-date features (such as viewing notifications, supporting streaming and the Google Assistant).

As in the V3, one of the front cameras, located below this small display, is also the main one. When opened, the Razr has another lens, located in the cutout of the main display.

Those who already put their hands on the device said that the entire opening and closing mechanism is "extremely satisfactory". In the words of Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge: "Closing the phone to disconnect a call is a delight", as it was also in V3.

Moto Razr and iPhone 11 Pro

The chassis of the new Razr is made of very durable materials, such as stainless steel at the edges; the back is textured with a sticky material, essential to avoid dropping it when opening and closing the smartphone.


Design and part nostalgia (for now), let's go to the specifications of the new Motorola Razr: as we said, the device has a 6.2-inch (2142 × 876 pixels) foldable main display (plastic ?p?), in addition to a smaller 2.7-inch (800 × 600 pixel) glass-lined OLED display on the front. The main camera (both front and rear) has 16MP, aperture /1.7 and feature support Night Vision; the internal camera has ?only? 5MP.

Still internally, the Razr has a Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM and internal storage capacity of 128GB. With respect to the battery, the device holds a cell of 2,510mAh and, like the latest Android devices, charging via a USB-C port.


Android on Moto Razr

Speaking of Android, the new Razr runs version 9 (Pie) of Google's mobile operating system, but the device supports Android 10.

To take advantage of both the camera and the front display, Motorola implemented Moto Aes in the new Razr, allowing the user to make gestures to activate specific functions (such as opening the camera, or activating the flashlight) without actually touching the device.

Price and availability

Like most foldable phones, the Motorola Razr targets a specific audience either for its design or, therefore, for the price. According to the manufacturer, his new foldable will be sold from $ 1,500.

O gadget be available to order from the day December 26 exclusively for customers of the American operator Verizon, and the first units will be shipped from January 9th.

Ramble, celebrate, complain and give your (always) simple opinions below: hit or flop?

images: Bloomberg

Update by Rafael Fischmann 11/14/2019 s 16:10

According to Tecnoblog, the new Motorola Razr arrive in Brazil in January 2020. Its price in reais, however, has not yet been released.

Motorola has put up a website for anyone who wants to be notified when there is more information about it.