The redesigned and foldable Motorola Razr phone seemed to have been well received. The company pushed deliveries of preordered inits by a month shortly after its launch claiming that interest in the phone had exceeded expectations.
The phone manufacturer has shited the delivery date of the highly anticipated folding phone yet again. Deliveries have been pushed a further 10 days after the launch. meaning if you place a preorder for Motorola’s Razr right now, you won’t receive the phone until February 18th — more than 10 days after its launch date.
The resurrected Razr, now with a folding screen, will exclusively hit Verizon on February 6th. Preorders opened up yesterday, and delivery dates for the $1,500 device were quickly pushed out by several days.
Motorola’s website, which is also taking preorders for the Razr, lists the same February 18th estimate at the moment. The company delayed preorders by a month, claiming that interest in the phone had exceeded its initial expectations.
Verizon is offering a number of promotions for those purchasing the Razr; you can save up to $500 if you trade in a recent phone and pay the Razr off over a 24-month period. But since it’s the only carrier to actually offer the phone, that $1,500 asking price (when bought outright) probably won’t be changing anytime soon.
After Samsung’s Galaxy Fold got folding screens off to a rocky start, there’s high interest in whether Motorola’s approach — and the Razr’s old-school form factor — will be more about proving out the appeal of this new category.
Motorola’s approach to solving the crease problem in folding devices is very innovative, The Motorola Razr’s proprietary hinge design has an open cavity that houses the looped portion of the screen. In other words, plastic screens don’t fold totally flat or you’d crease them down the middle. There’s still an air gap inside the phone, you just don’t see it, so the design appears mostly flat. Technically, there’s a 0.2mm gap between the display and hinge.