A modernised version of the iconic Motorola Razr flip phone, with a folding OLED touchscreen in place of the traditional smaller screen and physical keypad, has been officially announced in Los Angeles after months of leaks and rumours.
The new Razr keeps a near identical silhouette to the original, with the short squarish unfolding to create a long, thin phone with a bump at the bottom. But internally the updated device has a lot more in common with Lenovo’s recent Motorola-branded phones, running a lightly modified version of Android 9 and packing mid-range specs.
Like the Razr of old the new device has a small screen that can be used to view notifications when the device is closed. In this case it’s a 2.7-inch OLED touchscreen with a 600×800 resolution that can be used to interact with messages or take a quick selfie.
When unfolded you can use the primary display, which is a 6.2-inch flexible OLED with a sub-HD resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio that should mean cinematic content fits perfectly. Inside there’s a mid-range Snapdragon 710 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is “splash-proof” and a specially-designed hinge leaves no gap when folded so dirt and debris can’t get at the screen.