This new Motorola phone will blow your mind. [see pics]

Motorola on Thursday launched its new flagship phone Moto RAZR will be available worldwide before the end of 2019. The phone looks like one of those old clamshell RAZR phones unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

the old RAZR phone

The new Moto Razr comes with a premium design and made up of two screens; the main display which sits inside [when unfolded] and a small screen which sits outside [when folded].

The main display is a flexible pOLED display that measures 6.2-inches in size. The screen offers a 21:9 CinemaVision aspect ratio which is not uncommon to some of the previous phones launched by Motorola in recent times.

moto razr

When the phone is folded, the outside screen can boast of a 2.7-inch gOLED display that offers an aspect ratio of 4:3 and also includes a fingerprint sensor on the bottom for added security.

Users of the RAZR phone can perform all kinds of activities that come with phone when unfolded i.e. makes calls, send messages or emails but when it is folded there are some limitations. When folded the Moto Razr lets users check notifications on the “Quick View” display. The Quick View display will also let users take calls, respond to messages via quick replies and control music but you will have to open the main display if you try to further interact with a notification and will continue from the last point. Motorola reports that this process is seamless.

The outside display of the Moto Razr includes a 16MP camera that allows users take selfies when the phone is folded. The outside camera comes with several camera features like EIS, Night Vision mode, and more and the same 16MP camera turns into a rear camera when the phone is unfolded. There is a 5 MP camera inside when unfolded.

The Moto Razr is powered by Snapdragon 710 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage with a 2510mAh battery paired with 15W quick charging support.

The Razr runs Android 9 Pie.

The price of the phone after the launch was $1,500.

What do you think about this phone from Motorola.

Facebook Pay is a new payment system for WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook

Facebook is launching a new payment system today, appropriately named Facebook Pay. It will be available across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, and it’s designed to facilitate payments across Facebook’s popular social networks and apps. You’ll be able to use Facebook Pay to send money to friends, shop for goods, or even donate to fundraisers. The service will be separate from Facebook’s new Calibra wallet and the Libra network, and it’s “built on existing financial infrastructure and partnerships,” according to the company.

Facebook is planning to start rolling out Facebook Pay on Messenger and Facebook in the US this week. It will initially be available for fundraisers, person-to-person payments, event tickets, in-game purchases, and some purchases from pages and businesses that operate on Facebook’s Marketplace. “Over time, we plan to bring Facebook Pay to more people and places, including for use across Instagram and WhatsApp,” explains Deborah Liu, Facebook’s vice president of marketplace and commerce.

Facebook Pay will be available in the settings section of Facebook or Messenger apps, and it will support most debit and credit cards and PayPal. Facebook is using Stripe, PayPal, and others to process these payments.

Facebook isn’t revealing exactly when this payment system will be available across all of its apps, nor when it will launch internationally. Facebook Pay comes just weeks after a large number of payment companies dropped out of Facebook’s Libra project. PayPal, which is supporting Facebook Pay, was one of the first companies to distance itself from the Libra Association, the nonprofit organization that oversees the creation of the cryptocurrency and its rollout.

Every major US payment processor has now exited the association, and it’s left Facebook with the daunting task of convincing governments that Libra is an option, just when trust in Facebook is at an all-time low. That’s not stopping Facebook from launching a more traditional payment system today, though.

“Facebook Pay is part of our ongoing work to make commerce more convenient, accessible and secure for people on our apps,” says Liu. “We’ll continue to develop Facebook Pay and look for ways to make it even more valuable for people on our apps.”

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German Ambassador to Ghana hints at a “made in Ghana” Volkswagen.

The diplomat, Mr. Christoph Retzlaff has hinted in a post on twitter about a possible “Made in Ghana” car by Volkswagen in Ghana.

This was as a result of a reaction to a post by arbitez.com where it was revealed that the German Car makers had unvieled a “made in Rwanda” volkswagen.

Mr. Retzlaff tweeted “Great News. Soon we will see the first “made in Ghana” volkswagen here in Ghana with and Dendeon

The reason behind Mr. Christoph Retzlaf’s tweet is not yet known but since he is Germany’s Ambassodor, he might be privy to information about such as investment.

The Kigali assembly plant of the largest European manufacturer, Volkswagen, has started production of its vehicles this Wednesday, June 27. Several models will be assembled on this site with an initial target of 5000 vehicles per year that the manufacturer intended for the modest local Rwandan market by focusing on several urban mobility solutions. In the medium and long term, Volkswagen is targeting the regional market with other sites under construction in neighboring countries.

made in Rwanda

This will be a major boost to the economy if they really establish such a plant in Ghana. If Mr. Retzlaff words are anything to go by, then Ghana should expect a Volkswagen assemby plant here.

Do you think Ghana is ready for its assembly plant? post your comments below.