Folding phones are definitely one of the hottest topics of 2019. With Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X utilising a folding display to turn a smartphone into a tablet, Motorola is taking a different approach - using a folding display to create a smartphone in a clamshell form factor. And you know what? It looks incredibly cool.
One of the most impressive aspects of this device which showcases Motorola's engineering prowess is the fact that the display is actually flat when the phone is open, i.e., there's no visible crease, which has been a common criticism of the Galaxy Fold.
Some people are critical of the device, pointing out the fact that it has an old processor, a tiny battery, and it will launch with Android Pie (Android 9) despite launching in January 2020, exclusively on Verizon, for $1500. All very fair criticisms, but c'mon. Motorola built a modern smartphone in a clamshell design! How is that not impressive!?
I'm not saying this phone will turn Motorola's fortunes around, or that the average consumer should buy this phone, but it is probably a much more realistic vision for the future of smartphones than the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X. Nobody else has been able to accomplish what Motorola has, and that is what I think this phone should be remembered for.
What do you think? Can anybody else replicate what Motorola has with the new RAZR? Is this form factor a more feasible and practical approach to folding displays? With Motorola jumping on board the foldable display bandwagon, do you think this truly is the future of smartphones? And if you are on Verizon and have the money to spare, would you pick one up for yourself?