Motorola’s upcoming folding smartphone is rumoured to be powered by a midrange Snapdragon 710 chipset. There will be two displays on the new Moto Razr, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.

Moto RAZR 2019 concept

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Motorola is going for a slightly weaker Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset instead of a flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset.
  • The base variant will have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
  • The inner folding display is said to measure 6.2-inch and will have a resolution of 876 × 2142.

Since Samsung and Huawei unveiled their foldable smartphones at the MWC 2019, speculations of a folding smartphone from the stables of Motorola have been high. The Lenovo-owned smartphone manufacturer has been rumoured to develop a folding smartphone under the popular moniker of Moto Razr – a name that adorned the flip phones from the last decade. So far, leaks have suggested that Moto Razr 2019 will carry forward a similar design to the original Moto Razr but with a completely folding display. And now, there’s information on what will power it.

According to the latest report from XDA, details on the Moto Razr 2019 has leaked and gives us a fair idea of what to expect from the folding smartphone. Firstly, Motorola will indeed use the Razr name for the folding phone. The Razr icon has leaked, suggesting the phone will indeed carry a folding display. So far, Razr was only a speculative term and it was expected that Motorola could completely go for a new name. However, the Razr will be brought back and is expected to bring along the iconic flip design geeks used to love in the last decade.

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For the internal specifications, Motorola is going on a slightly different route compared to Samsung and Huawei. What Motorola is doing is going for a slightly weaker Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Yes, the same Snapdragon 710 that powers some midrange smartphones. In contrast, Samsung and Huawei use flagship-grade chips for their folding smartphones. The leak also gives out the RAM and storage variants – the base variant will have 4GB RAM and 64GB storage while the high-end variant will have 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

As for the battery capacity, the 2019 Moto Razr is said to offer a 2730mAh battery and will come with support fast charging. Although the Snapdragon 710 supports Quick Charge 4+, it is expected that Motorola will go for its proprietary 27W TurboPower charging.

There’s no information on cameras but there’s something to know about the Moto Razr’s most important feature – display. The inner folding display is said to measure 6.2-inch and will have a resolution of 876 × 2142. The secondary display is expected to be smaller with its 600 x 800 resolution and will only have limited functionalities.

And lastly, the colours – you can get a Moto Razr in black, white and gold.

Considering the specifications, Motorola could go in two different directions with the Moto Razr 2019. The company could either try to keep the price on par with the Samsung and Huawei foldable phones with the midrange specifications. Or, the Moto Razr could be the cheapest folding smartphone with the company trying to keep the price on par with Apple’s $1,000 iPhone XS.

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