When launching the Razr 5G, Motorola announced that its new foldable phone is capable of opening and closing without defects even more times than its predecessor. According to the manufacturer, the new smartphone can be folded up to 200 thousand times, which means that users could repeat the movement 100 times a day for 5 years and, even so, they would not reach this mark. To explain how it got to the number, the company demonstrated to the CNET how the device tests happen.
In a laboratory at its headquarters in Chicago, Motorola introduced a machine about 3 meters wide that can fold four Razr units at the same time. The device has a cable to open cell phones and a metal bar to close them. The idea is to test the hinge of the Razr 5G units repeatedly in rounds that take about four seconds to open and close the devices.
At this rate, Motorola takes nearly ten days to double its smartphones 200,000 times. According to the company, the amount is more than enough to serve all types of users. In a survey of users of the first generation of the foldable Razr, the company identified that, on average, the devices are folded 40 times a day. In cases of more intense use, the number can reach 100 times a day.
The manufacturer’s test is a little different from what was done by the manufacturer CNET with the first generation of the Razr. Earlier this year, the site team tested the phone on a machine known as the FoldBot, which folded the phone faster. The device was damaged after being folded 27,000 times, when it was expected to reach 100,000 times. At the time, Motorola questioned how the test was performed.
“We are not changing the test parameters,” he told the CNET Motorola Product Innovation Manager Jeff Snow on the Razr 5G. “But we want to make sure that we are understanding people and exceeding their expectations.”
The Motorola Razr 5G was launched on Wednesday (9) with a 48 megapixel main camera, 20 megapixel front camera, Snapdragon 765G processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The device follows with 6.2-inch and 2.7-inch screens and was announced for $ 1,399 (about R $ 7,450). There is still no forecast for the launch and price of the device in Brazil.