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Motorola Razr now up for pre-order on Flipkart, likely to be on sale from May 8

Motorola's Razr folding phone has gone up for pre-orders on Flipkart, with shipping likely to start from May 8.

twitter-logoAmritanshu Mukherjee | May 4, 2020 | Updated 18:48 IST
Motorola Razr

Highlights

  • The Motorola Razr is now up for pre-orders on Flipkart.
  • Motorola will start selling it from May 8.
  • The Razr comes in at a price of Rs 1,24,999.

Do you remember the 2020 Motorola Razr? Yes, that flip phone with a folding OLED display and stunning looks? Well, that's going on sale finally after numerous delays. The Razr has finally gone up for pre-orders on Flipkart and you can expect the deliveries to begin starting May 8. The Razr was the first flip phone with a folding display and is Motorola's flagship model for the Indian market at the moment.

Motorola announced the Razr for India on March 16 but ever since then, the company has seen countless delays while putting it on sale due to the COVID-19 lockdown. It originally supposed to go on sale in late March. However, with the Indian government lifting the restriction in safe zones, the company is now ready to sell the Razr in India.

The Razr was announced at a price of Rs 1,24,999 and surprisingly, the price has remained unchanged. The Indian government increased the GST rates from 12 per cent to 18 per cent from the new financial year but Motorola has so far retained the original pricing. This makes the Razr a better deal than before as Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip saw a price increase up to Rs 1,15,840.

At India Today Tech, I got a chance to play with a pre-production Razr prior to the launch and it impressed us highly. The Razr is the first folding phone that has a water-repellent coating. The Razr also makes use of a clever hinge system that prevents the plastic OLED display from developing a crease. The display, in fact, slides under the chin while folded to prevent the crease.

Motorola Razr

The Razr is also both high on style and function. The device gets that iconic shape from the 2004 model but it has a more useable 2.7-inch Quick View display. Unlike the Samsung Z Flip, the Razr's outer display allows you to read messages and even interact with a few, use it as a viewfinder for selfies via the main camera, control music playback and check time.

The 6.3-inch plastic OLED display inside has a cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio that makes for a more immersive viewing experience. The Razr also has a 5-megapixel inner camera to do video calls.

The Razr loses out to the Samsung Z Flip in terms of specifications. You only get a Snapdragon 710 chip paired to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. That said, it runs on stock Android 9 Pie with no bloat or pre-installed apps. Motorola also says that it will upgrade the Razr to Android 10 as well.

The Razr is currently available in Noir Black only. Motorola is offering a few launch-offers, including a free screen replacement as well other benefits.

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