Motorola warns future Razr owners to handle it with care

If you get a Moto Razr, expect “bump and lumps”

The original Moto Razr v3 (2004) vs. the new Razr (2019)

Starting today Verizon is taking pre-orders for the Moto Razr reboot, which is slated for release on February 6th. In the meantime, Motorola has uploaded a series of video tutorials to YouTube, providing more information about the care and maintenance of the upcoming device.

Most of the information is fairly standard and applies to all smartphone users: things like “don’t get it too wet” and “keep it away from sharp objects.” However, what isn’t so standard is a manufacturer telling its users that “bumps and lumps are normal,” with regards to the display. Considering the Razr’s dizzying price of $1500, many assumed that such kinks would have been worked out rather than normalized.

Interestingly, the Razr’s release date comes just days after Samsung’s Unpacked 2020 event in San Francisco. While yet to be confirmed, many expect we’ll see Samsung announce a new phone dubbed the Galaxy Z Flip. According to those with supposedly inside knowledge, the Z Flip is expected to be a direct competitor of the Razr, offering a similar form-factor and feature set.

The Razr is a Verizon exclusive that is now available for pre-order. The device offers 128GB of storage, a 16MP camera, and 4K recording with a retail price of $1499 or $62 monthly under contract.

Source: Engadget