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Motorola reveals new Razr 5G flip phone with hefty price tag

MOTOROLA has revealed its highly anticipated Razr 5G flip phone and it’s far more expensive than the beloved original.

The first Razr flip phones came out way back in 2004 but last year saw the modern reboot and now Razr 5G is here to step things up once again.

The phone will set you back $1399 / £1399

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The phone will set you back $1399 / £1399Credit: Motorola

The new phone has software updates, more powerful specs and a more refined designed than the 2019 Razr.

It’s a bit sleeker, with slimmer edges and a shiny glass back.

The fingerprint sensor has been repositioned on the back of the phone.

It’s also slightly lighter than it’s predecessor, weighing in at 192 grams.

It has an improved front display that lets you use apps

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It has an improved front display that lets you use appsCredit: Motorola

The Razr’s appeal has always been it’s ability to look just like a regular smartphone but fold in half with it’s bendable screen.

It’s Zero Gap Hinge has been refined for the new design, with the aim of having a tighter feel both folded and unfolded.

The full pOLED display is 6.2 inches and the smaller outside display screen is 2.7 inches .

Motorola says the phone is designed for 200,000 flips.

That’s around 100 flips a day for the next five years.

It has 5G capabilities for fast internet

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It has 5G capabilities for fast internetCredit: Motorola

Razr 5G has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

That’s an update on the 2019 model.

The Quick View display has also received some updates and now let’s you open apps on the outside screen.

Previously, the screen could only show notifications.

Battery life has also got an upgrade with a new 2,800mAh offering, up from 2,510mAh.

Motorola think that this should give people solid all day battery life.

It’s also got an upgraded 48MP camera.

The resolution on the inside selfie camera has also been improved.

The Razr 5G will be avaliable to buy this autumn for £1399/$1399.

If you want it in its ‘Polished Graphite’ colour you’ll be able to buy it from O2, Vodafone, Tesco, John Lewis, Amazon, Carphone Warehouse and motorola.co.uk.

The other two colours, Liquid Mercury and Blush Gold, will have to be purchased from the Motorola website.

You can register to buy the phone now.

Motorola razr 5G specifications

Here’s some of the important specs…

Expected release – Last quarter of 2020

Display – pOLED 6.2 inch full display and 2.7 inch outer screen

Camera – 48MP, 20MP front camera

Storage – 256GB (non expandable)

Battery – 2800mAh

OS – Android 10

Hardware – Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, 8GB RAM

In other news, Android 11 has has started rolling out.

Facebook wants to pay users to deactivate their accounts for one to six weeks as part of a social experiment.

And, a mysterious bug that can crash your WhatsApp is being spread via a specific text.

Are you excited for the new Motorola phone? Let us know in the comments…


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