Motorola Razr 5G has officially arrived

Motorola Razr 5G has officially arrived
(Image credit: Motorola / GSMArena)

UPDATE 10/09: The Motorola Razr 5G has been officially announced as the successor to last year's Motorola Razr 2019. This new update on one of the best flip phones has a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. On the front of the closed phone it has a 2.7" outer screen gOLED with 800 x 600 resolution. Meanwhile, on the inside of the open phone it has a 6.2" pOLED screen with 876 x 2,142 resolution.

The Motorola Razr 5G has a water repellant design, a 2,800mAh battery, offers support for 15W charging and runs Android 10. Interestingly, more apps will now work on the external screen – such as the camera, messages, calculator, Google Home, YouTube and more. It also offers support for gesture navigation as well.

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In terms of the camera capabilities, the Motorola Razr 5G has a single 48MP rear camera with an f/1.7 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization and laser autofocus. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has a 20MP sensor and features an f/2.2 aperture. 

The Motorola Razr 5G will be out in China and 'select European markets' at some point during fall, with other countries following later. It will be available in Polished Graphite, Liquid Mercury and Blush Gold. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Fifteen years ago, the Motorola Razr was arguably the coolest phone on the planet. Even today's most powerful smartphone, with all the accompanying bells and whistles, couldn't hope to compare to the extraordinarily satisfying snap of ending a call by flipping your Razr shut. Thankfully, in 2019 the Motorola Razr was brought back to life as a foldable smartphone to help bring mid–noughties nostalgia into the smartphone age.

Now it seems we're going to be getting a second generation of this foldable smartphone. Images of the Motorola Razr 2020 have recently leaked, showing a device that hasn't veered too far away from the design of the 2019 Razr. 

(Image credit: EVLeaks)

Images leaked by Evan Blass (via GSMArena) show the Motorola Razr in three stages, open, partially closed and fully closed. The selfie camera notch at the top of the main screen remains, but there doesn't appear to be a fingerprint scanner at the bottom of the phone like there was on the 2019 version. 

The Motorola Razr 2020 (also possibly called the Motorola Razr 5G) will have a Snapdragon 765 chipset, which will also mean 5G support. In addition, the upcoming Razr will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage paired with a 2,845 mAh battery. We'll also see a step up from the 2019 Motorola Razr's single 16MP camera. Instead, the Motorola Razr 2020 will have a dual rear camera with the main camera featuring a 48MP sensor and the secondary camera using a 20MP sensor. 

The Motorola Razr 2020 will apparently run Android 10 and, even more interestingly, the outer screen on the front of the closed phone will be larger in this updated version.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.