Motorola tried to keep its new Razr a bit of a mystery, but he…just tweeted it out.
In the wake of Motorola inviting folks to its presumed folding Razr phone launch in Los Angeles on Nov. 13, veteran phone leaker Evan Blass tweeted out some gorgeous photos of the new folding phone. Slashleaks followed suit, showing it potentially in use in the wild.
— /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) November 1, 2019
The new Razr looks like nothing I’ve ever seen, because the inside of this extra-long flip phone is a giant expanse of screen.
At 2,142 by 876, it has a 2.45:1 aspect ratio, or just about 22:9—the tallest, narrowest screen on a phone I’ve seen so far. The Sony Xperia 10 comes close, at 21:9, but most phones nowadays are 18:9 or 19.5:9. What Motorola chooses to do with its UI on this screen is going to be a big deal.
(Image credit: @evleaks)
Look how much that new phone looks like the old Razr2. Kind of incredible, right?
Blass’s images also suggest Verizon Wireless will be the launch partner for this phone. That’s not a huge surprise, as Verizon and Motorola have had a strong relationship since Motorola brought Verizon the original “Droid” phones in 2009. Blass’s images use Verizon’s styling of the “4G LTE” indicator.
I’ve also gotten some more confirmation that the phone will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, which the leakers have also been saying. That’s extremely unusual for a US phone; most US devices go for either the 600 series or the 800 series, and 700 series devices tend to show up in China.
In any case, we’ll see more of this phone next month, presumably on Nov. 13.