The new Motorola Razr is not a good phone – it's expensive, it has a mediocre camera, the hinge creaks, and a display shows strange dents and bumps under the screen. But now there is at least one reported instance of the new foldable screen that is actually separating from the plastic laminate above the display, and apparently this is happening directly on this bad hinge.
Input's Raymong Wong published an article yesterday about the problems he is seeing with his new Razr. After having owned it for less than a day, Wong noticed that the screen had started peeling off the top layer of laminate directly on the hinge, creating a bubble between the screen and the laminate.
This is what the bubble looks like:
This bubble not only distracts, it also apparently affects the functionality of the touchscreen. Wong reports that the parts of the display above the blister still respond to touch, but the middle of the display "doesn't respond best".
It is unclear exactly how the bubble appeared. Wong said that he did not drop it and that the phone was "never wet or damp, or even near liquid". He speculated that using the phone in the cold and then back in his warm apartment could be due to temperature changes, but it's hard to know if it actually caused the bladder.
Wong said that Motorola had not responded to a comment on the issue and that the company had not responded to The Verge at the time of printing.
We haven't seen anyone else reporting this issue. However, if you see it or any other problem with your Razr, feel free to tip us and let us know what's going on.