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Leaked Moto Razr 2019 video shows detailed folding mechanism

The video also presents red, blue and black Moto Razr variants. (Source: Weibo)
The video also presents red, blue and black Moto Razr variants. (Source: Weibo)
The renders in the video are based on the marketing shots detailing the contents of the Moto Razr 2019 package leaked a few weeks ago. Additionally we get a closer look at the hinge system that uses dual gears to smooth out the screen fold, plus previews of possible red, black and blue color variants.
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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.

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Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1506 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-05-17 (Update: 2019-05-21)