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Motorola Razr is a foldable flip phone like you've never seen before

Get a closer look at the $1,500 smartphone that's in a class all of its own -- at least for now.

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There's a new foldable phone in town. The Motorola Razr challenges Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X when it comes to how a foldable design could look.

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The new Razr on the left and the original Motorola Razr in pink on the right.

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The original Razr and new foldable Razr with their screens and keypad showing.

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There are two parts that make the phone fold in half. One is the flexible OLED screen. The other is a hinge that prevents the screen from getting a crease.

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Closed up, it should fit into most pockets.

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When closed, the top case is dotted with a camera that looks like a belly button.

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There is a fingerprint reader on the raised lip that is used to unlock the phone.

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Across the bottom edge is a USB-C port and a wide speaker grill.

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When you flip the Razr open of closed, it has a much more controlled feel than the original 2004 one.

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The raised chin on the bottom is one of the details that harkens back to the original Razr flip phone,

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The chin at the bottom houses the fingerprint reader and components like the phone's GPS and Wi-Fi modules, and the vibration motor.

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I worried that the chin would make it hard to type. It didn't.

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However, flip it over and you can see that the jutting chin at the bottom of the phone creates enough rise to keep the plastic display from rubbing on most flat surfaces.

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The volume rocker and textured sleep/wake button are tiny and can be difficult to press without looking for the buttons.

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Unlike the Galaxy Fold and Mate X, Motorola's Razr folds from top to bottom. (sorry, there's no such thing as foldable glass quite yet).

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The Razr has a 6.2-inch screen.

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The 21:9 aspect ratio that is great for watching widescreen movies.

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When closed, the Razr's small compact form feels dense and robust.

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The Razr logo on the back of the plastic shell.

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Folding the phone this way makes for a smaller device to carry around.

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Compare the Razr's short tall screen, left, with the Galaxy Fold's wider more square screen, right.

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There is technically two cameras. But the main one on the outside doubles as both a rear camera (when the phone is open) and a selfie camera (when the phone is closed).

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Here's how the Razr looks fully extended and in its box (the stand incorporates speakers, too).

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The Razr is meant to be used one-handed.

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The Razr sits tall and narrow in the hand, but Motorola has put the most important apps at the bottom, well within reach.

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It opens fully flat, without a bend.

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This foldable screen brings Motorola's iconic Razr brand into the modern day.

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Thanks to a clever hinge system, the Razr's two halves fold flush, without a visible air gap between the sides of the screen.

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While the flip design will remind you of the original Motorola Razr from 2004, this new take is its own unique thing.

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This flexible plastic OLED display is what makes the Razr's screen light up.

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You'll definitely notice the where the edge of the steel plates that back the top and bottom of the display. You can feel the edge slightly when you rub your finger up or down the screen.

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This is just about the only angle where the Motorola Razr stands on its own. Otherwise, it lays fully open or snaps shut with the aid of a magnetic closure.

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You can use the touch-sensitive 2.7-inch exterior screen to view the time and alerts, plus respond to texts and notifications through your voice or Google smart reply. You can also click from here to open a message on the larger interior display.

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Enjoy more photos of the foldable phone, from its prototype design to the details we see on the final phone today. Read our Motorola Razr first impressions for all the specs, price and preorder details.

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