KEY POINTS

  • Motorola's new Razr foldable will hit store shelves on Feb. 6
  • Preorders will start on Jan 26 via Verizon, Walmart and Motorola
  • The Razr will arrive just a few days before Samsung unveils its new clamshell smartphone

Motorola's highly anticipated reboot of the 2004 Razr will finally be released in less than a month, and excited consumers will be able to preorder it tomorrow.

Motorola's Razr reboot is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated smartphones today, thanks to its iconic design taken from the 2004 hit clamshell, as well as new technologies such as foldable screens. The longing for it was so high that in December, the Lenovo-owned company decided to delay its release as it might not be able to keep up with the demand.

Now, almost a month after the initial preorder date was delayed, Motorola has announced that it will be taking preorders for the Razr starting Jan. 26 via Verizon, Walmart and Motorola, The Verge reported. Those who want to see it for themselves before deciding to purchase one can do so once the Razr hits store shelves starting Feb. 6. The Razr will sell for $1,500.

The new Razr is a midrange device. It has a 6.2-inch foldable pOLED main display called the Flew View on the inside, and a 2.7-inch gOLED Quick View display on the outside that will allow users to do things with the device without having to open it. The two splashproof displays work seamlessly – whatever is shown on the outer screen moves to the inner screen when opened.

This device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC that clocks at 2.2GHz. This chip is backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. It also uses a 16MP main shooter, and a 5MP selfie camera. Motorola proudly claims that the camera has interesting features that users will like, such as a Spot Color mode, Night Vision mode, Cinemagraph mode and Portrait mode.

The Razr has a non-removable 2,510 mAh battery. Although that might sound small, Motorola claims that it's enough for a day's use. And when the device is low on battery, users will be able to charge it from zero to 100 percent quickly via 15W TurboPower charging technology.

The success of Motorola's new Razr reboot remains to be seen at the moment. It's interesting to see how it fares especially as Samsung is also reportedly working on a cheaper but more powerful clamshell, which will be unveiled on Feb. 11, less than a week after the Razr comes out.

1280px-Motorola_RAZR_V3i_01 It looks like the RAZR reboot will have some tough competition to face. Photo: OptoScalpel/Wikimedia Creative Commons