In November last year, Motorola introduced its first foldable smartphone in the form of a revamped Motorola RAZR. The handset was also the first foldable smartphone shipped with a clamshell form factor. A few months later, Samsung used this design language to build the Galaxy Z Flip. Despite its announcement in 2019, it took RAZR several months to start selling, which ended up making its specifications even more outdated. The RAZR, in fact, is not a flagship smartphone and came with the old Snapdragon 710. By comparison, the main competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip is the Snapdragon 855+. While the SD710 is a good chipset, it is good for the mid-range and not for a device that costs over $ 1,400. For this reason, the handset was not really exciting in terms of hardware.
Now, Motorola is preparing the new foldable smartphone that will be part of the Motorola RAZR 2 or RAZR 2020. Today, some of the basic specifications of this device have appeared on the internet and, unfortunately, it seems that the company has not addressed the problem with the subject material.
Specifications of Motorola RAZR 2
According XDA-developers, an anonymous source revealed some key details about the next generation RAZR. According to the report, the phone has a “smith” password and has the model number “XT2071-4”. Now, the most frustrating part – The Motorola RAZR 2 will be released with Snapdragon 765 (not Snapdragon 765G). So, once again, the Motorola foldable device will be under other foldable phones with top hardware. The Snapdragon 765 is good, but its performance can not even surpass the Snapdragon 855+ found on the Z Flip.
The report states that the processing power will be combined with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. In addition, the company will fit a 2,845 mAh battery this time. The original phone came with a small 2.510mAh and survived for a whole day with this amount being a race. This is still less than what Samsung has to offer with its latest foldable phone. The Z Flip has a 3,300 mAh battery.
At the moment, Motorola retains virtually the same design as the original RAZR, but the company will have to adopt new display technologies, such as UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass). The camera section will be covered with a 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. This is! Once again, the phone will be shipped with a single camera on the back. However, selfie lovers will get a decent camera this time. Instead of the 5MP unit found in the first phone, the RAZR 2 will pack a 20MP selfie snapper.
Last but not least, the phone ships with Android 10 directly out of the box with some extras made by Motorola to enhance the dual screen experience. The report states that the RAZR 2 will be official in China and North America first and will eventually reach India and Europe. Due to the presence of the Snapdragon 765, the new phone will support 5G networks. But do not expect mmWave 5G networks due to the size of the antennas.
The material may change slightly until the release, which takes place in September, according to a Motorola executive. If the phone meets the exact specifications as the report says, then we can conclude that Samsung will keep the vertical folding section under its belt. In addition, the Korean company is rumored to release a new 5G version of the Galaxy Z Flip in the coming months.