Motorola Delays Its Much-Awaited Razr Reboot

Posted on December 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 11 Comments

Back in November, Motorola surprised everyone with the reveal of its new Razr phone. The company is bringing back the iconic Razr brand with a new foldable Android phone, and it’s everything you’d hope for.

Motorola was originally supposed to start taking pre-orders for the Razr on December 26 and start shipping the device in January 2020. But it is now delaying the release of the device.

The company today announced that due to the ‘unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers’, the demand for the new Razr has apparently outgrown its supply predictions. The high demand has forced Motorola to slightly delay both the pre-order and launch date of the new device. It’s possible there are potential technical problems that could be the main reason behind Motorola delaying the new Razr, but the company is claiming that the delay is caused by high demand.

Motorola isn’t saying exactly when the new Razr will now launch, but it says there won’t be a significant delay. “We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to razr at launch. We do not anticipate a significant shift from our original availability timeline,” the company said in an official statement.

With Samsung working on a similar clamshell foldable device, Motorola will need to get the Razr out as soon as possible. Considering the device’s specs are pretty mid-range, and costs $1,499, it’d be surprising if the device gets a lot of mainstream traction.

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