On pre-order right now and on-sale in Australia from February 24.
Motorola Australia has announced when you’ll be able to get your hands on its take on foldable phones, the 2020 iteration of the Motorola RAZR.
It will go on sale in Australia for an outright price of $2699, available through Motorola’s local web store, JB Hi-Fi and exclusive launch partner Telstra. Motorola is opening up pre-orders for the Motorola RAZR right now – you can pre-order here today – but we’re told that Telstra may offer pre-orders too, just a little bit later.
That $2699 price point certainly puts the RAZR into premium price territory – it’s only $300 cheaper than the already pretty pricey Samsung Galaxy Fold, after all – and may come as a shock given the oft-quoted US pricing of $US1499.
That would put it at around $2,200 at current exchange rates, but according to Motorola Australia’s Danny Adamopoulos, the US price doesn’t take sales tax into account. Add our 10% GST, and you’re basically at Motorola’s list price for its shiny new foldable.
We’re also getting the RAZR a few weeks later than the US, but that’s apparently due to the much higher sales demand than Motorola itself expected, having already delayed the US release once. Just in case you’re tempted to jump ahead of the queue, Adamopolous suggests that the eSIM setup routine for the Verizon-sold version of the RAZR may be harder to enable on Australian networks.
Chris has already had a hands-on with the Motorola RAZR which you can read here. 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for foldable phones – will you be rushing to buy the Motorola RAZR? I have a feeling a few Ausdroiders might.