Motorola finally revealed the reanimated Motorola Razr smart device and from the images and videos, it’s exactly as we ‘d pictured it to be. It brings the popular Razr design and type factor with the convenience of Android and a foldable display screen. Nevertheless, Motorola has also included a good little Easter egg for fans of the original phone called Retro Razr, which applies a retro skin to Android to imitate the display screen and physical keypad layout of the original phone, from around 2004. It’s a cool little touch which pays homage to the when renowned feature phone of back on the day.
This was reported by The Verge, throughout its hands-on session with the Motorola Razr (2019) at the launch occasion. This retro mode is hidden in Android’s Quick Settings menu in the notice shade and in order to access it, you’ll need to ‘modify’ what products appear, according to the report. Once it’s enabled in the quick settings grid, you simply tap on the Retro Razr button, which releases a customized launcher that’s designed to appear like the initial Motorola Razr from 2004. The launcher is stated to be extremely detailed, with the same metal surface provided to the keypad and the identical blue backlighting for the keys.
The upper half of the phone is created to look like the original screen, total with low-resolution icons and text. Even the font of the text has been duplicated to provide you the sense of the original phone. The very best part is that in this mode, you’ll require to use the virtual keypad to browse to your phone book, alert mode etc, much like the original. You can’t just tap on the icons or text to access any menus. The Verge states that Motorola has even recreated the very same tone of the keypad, when you attempt and dial a number.
The Motorola Razr will only go on sale in January next year in the United States, at $1,499.99. You can check out more details of the phone in our launch story right here.