Motorola Says Bumps and Lumps are "Normal" on New Razr Folding Screen
Motorola's resurrected Razr ($1499) is available to pre-order exclusively on Verizon, and the brand has released videos on Youtube to explain the device and its caveats.
In the videos, Motorola says that the Razr's plastic folding screen is "made to bend; bumps and lumps are normal.” With experience with the Samsung Galaxy Fold related to “bumps and lumps” has been catastrophic in the first bunch of devices sent for reviews to the press. Apparently that’s not going to be the case with the Razr. Motorola apparently opted for a hinge design that allows for a little more flex than the original Fold design did.
Motorola also urges users not to get their new device too wet and to dry it off quickly with a soft towel. The company also says that users should keep the device away from sharp objects, close it before putting it in a pocket and avoid screen protectors. The latter suggests that the adhesive on most screen protectors would be damaging to the screen.
Rival Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Z Flip foldable smartphone at its Galaxy Unpacked event on February 11th. This device -- a direct competitor to the Razr -- is rumored to have an “ultra thin” glass display.