The new Motorola RAZR. Take my money.

Well, this one was a bit of surprise when it appeared in our inbox. After many very similar-looking slate handsets, out of nowhere, comes this…

I know, right? At last, a phone with a refreshingly old-but-new form factor. Not just a big screen, but a big screen that’s protected for most of the time. One that flips, one that closes, one that’s more of a traditional phone shape and one that’s smaller in your pocket.

It’s on the Motorola website right now and is rumoured to have a $1500 price tag. That’ll probably equate to £1,199 and you can register for updates here.

Folding screens aren’t new, but they’ve had a difficult birth. Ask Samsung about that one. They’re also not cheap because of that advanced screen technology and the various mechanisms needed to stop you ending up with a busted display.

Motorola have worked on this new Razr for quite some time, and they’ve put together this behind-the-scenes footage of how it got created…

You might’ve noticed on these videos that there’s no real gap in the screen when it’s closed. This is something Samsung didn’t quite manage to do on their Galaxy Fold, which had a hinge merchanism which left a small channel when it was closed.

Here Motorola have created a “zero-gap hinge” which protects the display more when closed, so nothing can get in that gap.

Specs? You wan’t specs? Well, we have some. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor which should be an octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver) plus Android 9.0 with three years of monthly security updates.

There’s up to 128GB of storage on board and rumoured specs include a 2510mAh battery and a 6.9mm thickness. We can all now do Star Trek impressions again too… 🙂

The inner folding screen is 6.2″ and said to be 876 x 2142 (373ppi) pixels. That second screen you’re seeing on the cover is a G-OLED display, 600 x 800 pixels and 2.7″. Dual-band WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, NDC and an Adreno 616 GPU are also said to be included.

Camera-wise, we’re hearing that there’s a 16 megapixel main camera and a 5 megapixel selfie shooter. More as we get it on this, but it could mark a major return to form for Motorola.

Now, the headline of this story states, “take my money”, but… for over £1,000 – would you fork out for one?