New Motorola Razr is coming to T-Mobile with 5G support, camera and battery upgrades

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There’s a new Motorola Razr and it’s coming to T-Mobile.

Motorola today announced an upgraded Razr foldable and in addition to offering several upgrades over the first model, it’s also coming to T-Mobile.

The new Motorola Razr will launch at T-Mobile this fall in Blush Gold and Polished Graphite colors. T-Mo isn’t sharing a specific launch date or monthly pricing yet, but the new Razr will have a full retail price of $1,399.99. That’s $100 less than the first Razr which was a Verizon exclusive in the US.

One of the upgrades Motorola has made with this new Razr is giving it a Snapdragon 765G processor, which enables 5G support. T-Mobile says that the Razr will support both its 600MHz and 2.5GHz 5G. but mmWave 5G will not be supported.

There’s a bigger 2800mAh battery inside this new Razr, too, along with upgrades to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage.

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The cameras have also gotten significant upgrades from the first Razr. The rear cam is a 48MP snapper that uses Quad Pixel tech to get you up to 4x better low-light sensitivity. It’s got optical image stabilization and laser autofocus tech to focus more quickly on your subject as well.

Inside there’s a 20MP selfie camera sitting at the top of the 6.2-inch foldable display that has a 21:9 aspect ratio. Motorola says that this screen can withstand up to 200,000 flips, which could take a power user up to five years to achieve. This screen also has a special coating to protect it from scratches and a water repellent barrier.

There’s a 2.7-inch QuickView display on the outside of the new Motorola Razr, too. In addition to using it to check your incoming notifications without opening the phone, you have the ability to grant any app permission to run on the Quick View display. This means you can access apps like Messages, Calculator, YouTube, Spotify, and Pandora from that display.

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The outer QuickView display also supports Android 10-style gestures. You can swipe up to access the home screen, swipe left to get the app tray, and swipe left again to access your contact shortcuts. Swiping right from the home screen on the QuickView display will open the camera, letting you use it as a viewfinder and take your selfies with the 48MP main cam.

What do you think of Motorola’s new Razr? Are features like 5G and availability from T-Mobile making you interested in this foldable?

Sources: Motorola, T-Mobile

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  • David E

    Unless you can turn off the 5G like OP.Not really caring about 5G at this point

    • steveb944

      I’m sure you can do that on any device.

      • David E

        I have a V60 5G for att and you do not get the option to turn off 5G band,so not on any device!

        • DominiMMIV

          Dial 277634#*#. Scroll down to band selection and turn it off

        • David E

          I will give that a go,thanks for the tip!

        • Shaun Michalak

          Just curious, but if you dialed that, and say you have band 30 in the list, but by default that band is not selected, due to say, it being a T-Mobile phone, would that enable that band by selecting that box?? or is it only good for deselecting pre programmed bands?? I have an lg aristo 3 that I am using, and I noticed that it had a whole list of bands in the list, and none of the boxes were selected.. But from the company, only bands 2, 4, 12, 25, 26, 66, and 71 are compatible, or engaged.. But if say I selected say, band 30, would that give me access to band 30 on that phone too??

        • Kurt Olsen

          I have the same phone with T-Mobile and have full control. Your issue is specific to the AT&T model.

  • Ryan Loftus

    I used to be the kind of guy that always had to have the latest and greatest but once the phones started getting towards the $1,000 Mark I slowed down on the pointless upgrades. I now set my limit to $1,000 and only once my phone is no longer usable I will upgrade. With that said I’m using a s8 active that’s on its last leg and plan on upgrading to the pixel 5. Never tried a Google phone but it is definitely below the thousand-dollar mark I’ve set for myself. I think phone manufacturers need to Target the thousand-dollar range, everyone I talked to says pretty much the same thing I do, not willing to pay that much for a phone

  • DominiMMIV

    What is the point of a flip phone? When it is unfolded it is a smaller screen smartphone. It doesn’t have flagship specs. It does have a ridiculous price and a “gee whiz look at what I have” vibe. I’ll stick with my V60 which cost less than half of this thing….I use my phone for productivity and music (love the quad DAC) not as a conversation piece.

    • Shaun Michalak

      I think it all depends on the person.. I think flip phones are great for people that just need a basic phone, that get confused easily, and want something simple.. My dad is like that.. It took us years to get him to even try a simple flip phone.. Now he loves it.. But I would not even try to get him to figure out an actual smart phone.. So while the market may not be big for flip phones, they do have their place in the world..Heck, they do not even have to update them every year.. Maybe update every 2 or 3 years, so they do not have high update costs.. Just when there is something worth updating.. But not wait 2 or more years after something comes out for a small update..

      The problem is, there is not enough of a “profit margin” in there for the companies, so in the end, the customers that need that kind of a phone get the short end of the stick.. The only one out there that I know of these days is the “go flip” phone, and it takes them so long to update that phone, that it is pretty much outdated before it is ever released.. For example, other companies were pretty much releasing the 5G phones before Alcatel ever released a band 71 compatible go flip phone.. I would love to see at least one of the american companies come out with a flip phone, one that is simple, for the people that need it.. At least maybe then those people would have a choice between 2 phones.. or get something of decent quality.. The go flip phones are not that high of quality..

      • DominiMMIV

        Non-smartphone flip phones have a place. I don’t get 1300 bucks for smart flip phone.

        • Shaun Michalak

          You forgot the 99.99 on that 1300.. But I agree..

    • CVG_Traveler

      I miss the compactness of the flip phone format and have never been a fan of having a 6+ inch smartphone in my jeans pocket. Having a foldable 6.2 inch display plus the Quickview screen would seem to be the best of both worlds. However…$1399 is too much, especially for an Android phone that probably won’t get any updates past 18-24 months. That’s probably the biggest thing that keeps me in the iOS camp, knowing that my phone will likely be supported for 3-4 years if I choose to keep it that long.

    • Adnoxaei

      Lady pockets.

      Seriously, my mother doesn’t want to carry a purse everywhere, but jeans and shorts for women often have ridiculously small pockets. The sky high price is basically the only reason I won’t recommend it to her.

  • Shaun Michalak

    $1,400?? that is just crazy.. and while it is great and all, why does the average person need a 48mp camera??

    Personally, I would like to see them come out with a flip phone that would be good for the elderly.. Easy to use without a lot of features so it is not too confusing.. Right now, the only one out there is from Alcatel.. The “go flip” phone.. and those phones are not really that high of quality.. Plus they take forever to update to newer standards too..

    For example, LG had the budget minded aristo 2 plus, which had band 71 support back in June 2018.. That was a low end budget phone, so it was at the end of the line for releases.. The first “go flip 2” model was released in April 2017.. It took Alcatel until October of 2019 to just get a band 71 supported phone out there.. Almost 1 1/2 years after the lowest end LG phone was released, and 2 1/2 years from their previous release.. At this rate, since they just released the “go flip 3” in oct 2019, that means they probably will not see a 5G flip phone until probably 2022..

    and do not even get me started by the fact that in all that time, they could not even upgrade the “only” camera to something better then a 2mp camera.. Like I said, it takes them forever.. Basically to the point that it is outdated, before they ever release a newer version..

    Maybe if they could get Motorola, or LG, or Samsung to make a budget flip phone for them, they would be able to get one out, without making the people that need a simple phone, and not have to wait for years, to be able to get a phone that can access the full network.. That was kind of what I was hoping for knowing that the razr was originally a flip phone..

  • steveb944

    It’s definitely interesting, but I’ll wait for a promo or price drop to consider it.

  • Walter Kowalski

    Flip phones -> flip your money into the trash

  • vinnyjr

    Beautiful looking phone, the silver model is my choice. I’m very tempted‼️

  • tekfranz

    In 2004 the original Verizon Razr was 1300? I don’t quite believe that. The author may need to clarify:
    “The new Razr will have a full retail price of $1,399.99. That’s $100 less than the first Razr which was a Verizon exclusive in the US.”

    • psycho_nole

      The first razr reboot from a few months ago was 1499, not the “OG” razr from way back.

  • Bay_Ranger

    I loved my original Razr but what was so great was the aluminum body. I assume this new one is plastic. I wonder if I could still activate the original? It was on Cingular back then.

  • Michael Tillman

    When is it gonna be available? I prefer unlocked and cash so I will buy from Motorola directly unless Tmobile somehow goes love first?