It has been reported for a long time now that Motorola has been in works to bring back the RAZR, the flip-phone that marked the benchmarks for following flip-phones to follow, but none of them even came to close to the Motorola’s beast! However, this time it is to bring a rather neat twist to the RAZR family. A FOLDABLE screen!
After Samsung and Huawei (to name the more prominent ones), Motorola believes that it can utilize the brand reputation of RAZR and bring the added functionality of a foldable screen alongside. XDA Developers recently confirmed that Motorola is indeed making a smartphone that will feature two displays. Citing its own sources and a slew of disclosed software features, the site claims that the device is Motorola’s revamped RAZR phone. Since January, a patent has been surfacing online regarding the possibility of an external screen on the RAZR. Motorola will restrict specific applications from accessing the secondary display. In fact, there’s hearsay that only a few pre-installed apps including Moto Camera, Moto Actions, and Moto Display will be allowed to use the secondary display initially. When it comes to pricing, foldable phones aren’t getting cheaper anytime soon, with this one too reportedly setting you back $1500. only 200,000 units are rumored to be manufactured. The purported phone is expected to hit the store shelves later this year via Verizon. Under the hood, the much-awaited foldable flagship phone from Motorola will pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855. It will reportedly ship with 8GB of RAM and offer 128GB of internal storage capacity.
The announcement of the new foldable phone is expected to coincide with 15th anniversary of the first Motorola RAZR smartphone.
The phone could be announced during the summer months and made available to the huge Motorola RAZR fanbase and other smartphone users either in late August or early September.
This year can rightly be considered the year of foldable smartphones but making them user accessible (obviously In terms of price) can take a while, but you would see one of them around because well some of us are way too enthusiastic to wait!