Leaked Moto Razr 2019 video shows detailed folding mechanism
Folding phones might just be the next big thing for the smartphone industry, but, looking at the way things went with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the technology hardly seems ready for mass production. Huawei’s Mate X appears to have a sturdier design overall, yet we can’t say for sure if this has no downsides, as Huawei did not send that many test units for reviewing. Both of these models have a large screen that folds half-way, so they are more prone to manufacturing defects. However, if the screen would have a smaller fold, the risks would theoretically be reduced. That’s exactly what Lenovo is trying to achieve with the revival of the Moto Razr series.
In the case of the upcoming Moto Razr, Lenovo is looking to follow the original recipe that made Razr the premier clamshell phone back in the early 2000s. The unfolded screen would actually be the size of a regular 6-inch display instead of resembling a large tablet screen, so the folding area is essentially halved. A closer look at the mechanism that uses dual gears to smooth out the fold was recently provided through a leaked video posted on Weibo.
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was criticized for its gaps in the hinge system that allowed for dust particles to get underneath the display in the folding area, whereas the new Razr does not seem to have this problem. While folded, the Moto Razr can easily go in a pocket and the outer secondary display comes in handy, offering quick access to widgets and notifications. The leaked video also shows possible color options including black, blue and red.