The new foldable Razr seems like the perfect reboot, capturing the style and spirit of Motorola’s iconic mid-2000s phone, but with clever upgrades based on more modern tech. Unfortunately, less than a week before pre-orders were scheduled to go live, Moto has just announced that the Razr’s launch is getting delayed.
Originally, pre-orders for the $1,500 Razr were set to open on December 25th, with official sales slated to begin on January 9th. But now, the Razr’s launch has been pushed back indefinitely “to better meet consumer demand.”
In a statement sent to Gizmodo, Motorola said:
“Since its announcement in November, the new Motorola razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers. Demand has been high, and as a result, has quickly outgrown supply predictions.
Motorola has decided to adjust razr’s presale and launch timing to better meet consumer demand. We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to razr at launch.
We do not anticipate a significant shift from our original availability timeline.”
While pushing back the new Razr’s launch isn’t a great look considering all the delays competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X suffered, this delay seems to be more about Motorola wanting to increase supply for its flashy foldable phone than needing to address any potential design flaws.
Additionally, with a large chunk of the tech world preparing to attend CES 2020 (which officially runs from January 6th to 10th), it was probably a smart move to delay the Razr’s launch until after the trade show anyways.