Motorola Razr gets an upgrade, eyed for a September release?

Motorola Razr gets an upgrade, eyed for a September release?

The Motorola Razr is getting an upgrade after its unsuccessful release earlier this year. Apparently, it is hastened for a September release.

A number of media outlets narrate that the original release of Motorola Razr garnered some mixed reviews, after having such “lackluster hardware,” considering its whopping US$1,500 [AU$2,281] price tag. The result of its launch was somewhat disappointing considering the hype it built as it was eyed to bring in quite the nostalgia from its iconic Razr Flip.

Accordingly, Motorola Razr was said to be the first mobile brand to release a “vertically foldable smartphone.” Unfortunately, due to its saddening product outcome, Samsung‘s Galaxy Z Flip overshadowed the Razr.

Motorola bound for redemption with a Razr upgrade this year.

The September release

The news about its 2020 release, more specifically this September, reportedly came from a podcast interview. Android Authority reports that Thibault Dousson, a Lenovo South Africa general manager, was a guest in one of Reframed Tech podcast’s sessions.

While discussing the “critical reception” of the recent Motorola Razr, Dousson mentioned, “There’s a new iteration [of the Razr – ed] coming up. There’s one in September I think, coming up.”

The media outlet then noted that the Lenovo executive referenced the upcoming Razr revamp as “generation two” once again at the 42-minute mark of the podcast session.

Motorola Razr 2 specs

XDA Developers notes that Motorola was set to release a 5G version of its Razr flagship. This is more likely the dubbed “Motorola Razr 2.”

It is important to note, that when Motorola Razr foldable was released in February, the specification was far from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.

The Razr only packed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, with 6GB RAM, and a 128GB internal storage. For its camera, the rear’s capacity was only 16MP, while the front camera was 5MP. It had a 6.20-inch pOLED plastic display and an outer glass display layer od 2.69-inch gOLED.

Some might say that it was a disappointing mid-range phone, considering the competitiveness of its category. In fact, its direct competition at the time, the Galaxy Z flip, even packed a Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ with an 8GB RAM and a 256GB internal storage.

Nevertheless, the now anticipated Motorola Razr revamp will reportedly be powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset. It will also have the same internal memory of its competition, meaning it will also have an 8GB of RAM and a 256GB internal storage.

For its camera, the rear will allegedly be upgraded to 48MP with Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor, while the front camera will now have a 20MP shooter. Accordingly, its battery as well will be upgraded from 2,510mAh battery to 2,845mAh battery.

Also, the 5G connectivity is said to be made possible, while packing a Snapdragon 765 due to its Snapdragon X52 modem. It will also be able to sport sub-6GHz 5G networks.

There is still no word regarding its folding mechanism—will it also be replaced or will it remain in place.


Featured image courtesy of Motorola/YouTube Screenshot

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