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Motorola Razr launches in India, at Rs. 124,000 (US$1672): redefines inverse price-performance

The Motorola Razr will arrive on Flipkart on April 2nd (Image source: Motorola)
The Motorola Razr will arrive on Flipkart on April 2nd (Image source: Motorola)
The Motorola Razr is set to arrive in India on April 2nd. The phone maker's 2005-ain't-dead clamshell foldable will sell on Flipkart for Rs. 124,000 (US$1672).
Arjun Krishna Lal,

Motorola released its foldable Razr phone in India today at an eye-watering price of Rs. 124,000 (US$1670). At that price-point, and featuring a midrange Snapdragon 710, the Motorola Razr takes its place as the reigning inverse price/performance champ.

While other manufacturers experimenting with the foldable form-such as Samsung and Huawei-have tried to add value by increasing display size, Motorola appears to have completely forgotten the meaning of utility. The Razr's foldable screen opens out to...normal size proportions, with an 876 x 2142 resolution that leaves 2014's flagships in the dust.

As mentioned, the Razr is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 710, a previous generation midrange chip that aimed to deliver flagship features on midrange devices circa 2018. This means that, for your $1670 dollars, you get performance that's in the vicinity of the Rs. 11,999 (US$162) Realme 3 Pro. Unfortunately, a tin can for burning your excess cash isn't included with the phone, apparently in consonance with Motorola's philosophy of prioritizing the size of the package over functionality. 

To make buyers feel slightly less exploited, Indian telecom company Jio is offering double data and term validity on its Rs. 4,999 recharge "offer," saving you approximately US$50 over the course of 2 years. 

If, for some reason, you actually intend to buy this device, it will be available on Flipkart from April 2nd. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-03-16 (Update: 2020-03-16)
Arjun Krishna Lal
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I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.