The original Motorola Razr launch was expected sometime during the summer, but it was finally announced last month by the Lenovo-owned company. Motorola revealed today that pre-ordering and launching Razr is delaying.
Motorola said it“decided to adjust razr’s presale and launch timing to better meet consumer demand.” in statements to multiple publications this morning. This is meant to “ensure that more consumers have access to razr at launch.”
A new pre-orderor release date has not been announced as Motorola seeks to “determine the appropriate quantity.” The reason given implies that Motorola wants a more high-profile (and larger) launch than one would expect a $1,000 + smartphone to win.
Samsung delayed the Galaxy Fold because of structural issues that arose after the device was received by reviewers. Motorola does not refer to things of this type and purely ties it to supply and demand. The company ended the announcement today by noting that it is not “anticipate a significant shift from [its] original availability timeline.”
When taken at face value, there would be no underlying issue that would warrant a month-long rework. At the launch, Motorola emphasized its engineering work to ensure that the model has no crease and that it is accurate.
The main display of Razr “Flex View” is 6.2-inches, while for updates there is an external “QuickView” of 2.7-inches. There is also a 16-megapixel main camera, while the device is powered by a Qualcomm 710 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, at $1,500, it will be available only by Verizon on the state side. Pre-orders were set to go live in January on Thursday, December 26th.