Update, March 16, 2020 (4:10AM ET): Motorola has officially launched the Razr in India. We’ve updated the original article below with the Indian pricing and availability details for the foldable phone.
Original article, November 13, 2019 (11:16 AM ET): Motorola took the wraps off its very first foldable device this week: the Motorola Razr! The new smartphone joins the very limited selection of foldable devices launched this year, including the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. However, the Motorola Razr price is much lower than those phones.
That doesn’t mean that the Razr is cheap! On the contrary, this is still a very expensive device, especially when you consider it has a much weaker spec sheet than the Mate X or the Galaxy Fold. Still, the design of the device is much different than those foldables and might be the practical product that will get people interested in the foldable future.
Motorola Razr release date
Motorola formally launched the Razr at an event in Los Angeles on November 13, 2019. The device looks just like the Razr phones from the early 2000s — in fact, folded in half, the device is as thin as the very first Razr phone from 2004.
Motorola is continuing its partnership with Verizon and offering the Razr as an exclusive on that carrier. Pre-orders for the Razr were scheduled to open on December 26, 2019, but Motorola later delayed that date due to high demand. It previously announced a general in-store availability beginning on January 9, 2020, but that date was also delayed.
The phone finally went up on pre-order in the US on January 27 and sales for the device started on February 6.
While it’s likely the device will eventually be available as an unlocked model, keep in mind that only Verizon customers will have access to the device in the United States at first.
Continue on to read about the Motorola Razr price and release dates in other countries around the world.
Motorola Razr US price and availability
On Verizon in the US, the Motorola Razr is priced at $1,499. You can either pay for the device outright or sign up for a payment plan and pay $62.49 per month for the next 24 months.
That price is a little lower than the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which starts at $1,980. It’s also significantly cheaper than the Huawei Mate X, which starts at €2,299 (~$2,529). However, since there’s just a Snapdragon 710 on board with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, one wonders why the company couldn’t make the Motorola Razr price even lower than $1,500.
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Motorola Razr UK price and availability
The Motorola Razr is also available in the UK through an exclusive partnership with EE. Customers in UK will have to shell out upwards of £2,000 (~$2,562) to buy the Razr on contract.
The cheapest EE plan for the Razr starts at £94 (~$120) for 24 months. For that you’ll get a mere 10GB of data per month and will have to shell out £100 up-front to purchase the plan. This way you end up paying £2,356 (~$3,018) for the phone over the course of the two-year plan.
If you want to pick up the Motorola Razr from EE in the UK, you can head here to check out all the plans and purchase it.
Motorola Razr India price and availability
The Motorola Razr is priced at Rs 124,999 (~$1,687) in India. As part of an introductory offer, Citibank debit and credit card customers in India will be able to get a flat discount of Rs 10,000 (~$134) on the price of the phone.
The Motorola Razr is now up for prebooking on Flipkart and through select offline retail stores in India. The clamshell phone will go on sale starting April 2.
Interested Indian buyers can also register for more details via Motorola’s link over here.
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Motorola Razr Europe price and availability
The Motorola Razr in also available in select regions across Europe. In Italy, the phone is available through carrier TIM and costs €1,599 (~$1,784). In France, it’s slightly more expensive and is still on pre-order for €1,699 (~$1,895).
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