Theres an air bubble in the screen
Photo by Avery White for The Verge
The new Motorola Razr is not a good phone its expensive, has a mediocre camera, the hinge is creaky, and a display has odd dips and bumps underneath the screen. But now, theres at least one reported instance of the new foldables screen actually separating from the plastic laminate above the display, and its apparently doing so right on that bad hinge.
Inputs Raymond Wong published an article yesterday about the issues hes seeing with a Razr that Input has owned for a little more than a week. Wong noticed that the screen had started to peel away the laminate top layer right at the hinge, creating a bubble between the screen and the laminate.
Heres what the bubble looks like:
Image: Input
That bubble isnt just distracting it also apparently affects the functionality of the touchscreen. Wong reports that the parts of the display above the bubble still respond to touches, but the middle of the display is not the most responsive.
Its unclear exactly how the bubble appeared. Wong said that he didnt drop it and that the phone has never been wet, or moist, or even near liquid. He speculated that it could possibly be due to changes in temperature from using the phone in the cold and then again back in his warm apartment, but its hard to know if thats actually what made the bubble.
Wong said that Motorola hasnt responded to comment about the issue, and at press time, the company hadnt responded to The Verge, either.
We havent seen others report this issue, but if you are seeing it, or any other issue with your Razr, feel free to tip us and let us know whats going on.
Correction: In the original version of this article, we misspelled Raymond Wongs name. We also originally stated that Wong had owned the Razr for less than a day, but the Razr in his story has been owned by Input for a little over a week. We regret the errors.