After postponing the sale of its revamped Razr by a month, Motorola will sell its first foldable phone days before Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Z Flip.
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Motorola’s modern take on the flip phone will take on Samsung’s second foldable phone,, a few days before its official launch. For a select few, the foldable Motorola Razr will now go on preorder on Jan. 26. The Razr will arrive in stores on Feb. 6, days before .
Selling for $1,499, the Motorola Razr is the most affordable phone from a major brand, compared to the $1,980 Galaxy Fold and the roughly $2,300. But Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip (if that’s what it’s called) is rumored to sell for less. A different rumor also suggests that Samsung’s design could be the first foldable phone to use a glass screen.
Motorola’s Razr comes at an important moment for foldable phones. It was the first proof of concept for a folding phone whose screen bends in half vertically to maximize screen real estate while saving physical space. It also, drawing on that iconic flip phone to feed this new Razr’s initial popularity. If Motorola can transform that wave of nostalgia into preorders, it can help secure a bit of a comeback for a brand that plans to return to the premium phone race.
The Motorola Razr has a 6.2-inch internal screen and a 2.7-inch outer display, a 16-megapixel main camera fingerprint reader and 128GB of onboard storage. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the Razr claims to be splash-proof, with a stronger screen.