Motorola RAZR is Coming Back Possibly With a Foldable Design
Remember the Motorola Razr from the early 2000s? Motorola’s super-thin, metallic flip phone that was the “it” phone before the iPhone and Galaxy started a smartphone revolution.
Well, if a new report is to be believed, it will soon be making a comeback.
In May 2016, Lenovo had released a teaser that suggested that it will be bringing back the older Motorola RAZR flip phone. It did not happen so as the company had unveiled the Motorola Moto Z with modular capabilities. During a press meet at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing hinted that the company may relaunch the RAZR phone with foldable design.
Motorola’s ultra-thin, flip phone was quite a rage back in the early 2000s, even before Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy phones had launched. In its new avatar, the Motorola Razr could be a foldable smartphone with a premium price tag, according to The Wall Street Journal. Lenovo, Motorola’s owner, could bring back the Razr smartphone with a foldable display.
The Motorola Razr had released initially in 2004 dubbed as the Razr V3. The phone set a hot new trend among young mobile phone users, thanks to its ultra-thin stylish design. The phone reportedly sold over 130 million units in four years.
However, this isn’t the first time Motorola and Verizon have tried to bring back the Razr brand of mobile phones. Back in 2011 and 2012, the companies had worked on launching Droid Razr branded Android smartphones with a thin form factor. The Droid Razr was the thinnest mobile phone in the world when it launched.
If Lenovo does bring back the Motorola Razr, it could brighten up the Motorola brand once again. One thing remains certain, we will see a lot of foldable mobile phones in 2019.