Motorola RAZR pre-order marred by ‘bumps and lumps’ on screen
This week has seen pre-orders for Motorola’s new folding Razr phone go on sale, and the launch already has potential punters a little worried.
Along with the announcement, Motorola released a video outlining how to care for the folding screen. It said that the “bumps and lumps” under the screen are completely “normal”.
This has caused some would-be Razr-buyers to be a little concerned, considering the last phone to suffer from bumps and lumps under its screen was the Samsung Galaxy Fold (which was delayed by more than six months due to manufacturing concerns).
Flexible screens are still incredibly fragile, and even the Galaxy Fold (which did eventually hit stores in October of last year) to come with its very own phone protector case in the box.
Motorola’s YouTube video instructs those purchasing the device to wipe the screen regularly with a dry cloth. Motorola also explicitly says that there is a protective layer over the screen – and that no additional screen protector is necessary. It also says – and this goes without saying – to not scratch the thing with sharp objects.
But it’s the “bumps and lumps” part of the video that is most concerning. The device has yet to be sent out to early testers and journalists, so it’s still impossible to tell just how fragile the display might be.
And considering the new Motorola Razr will cost US$1,500 (more than US$1,000 more than the original), that’s a big concern for those looking to pre-order the device.