Rumors that Motorola is revamping its iconic Razr flip phone have been circulating since January, and have continued throughout the year.
The foldable phone race has been one filled with delays with other phone makers like Samsung and Huawei postponingthe launches of their folding phones. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Samsung is working on a second foldable phone, to follow the Galaxy Fold Foldable Phone, and like the upcoming Moto Razr, it will fold down into a pocketable size.
In August, a rumor circulated that the phone will launch in the US “within the next few months” and in Europe in December, according to Dutch site Let’s Go Digital. It’s also speculated that the Razr won’t be as powerful and high-end as other foldable phones like the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, but there are a lot of reasons to be excited about a Moto Razr foldable phone.
A foldable screen would breathe new life into the classic phone’s form-factor. Instead of there being a small screen and physical dial pad like the original Razr, there will likely be a screen that covers the top and bottom halves of the phone and that can even fold closed.
Another plus going for the Razr foldable phone is that it will be comparably less expensive than its $2,000 premium counterparts. For more info, read about CNET’s roundup of other foldable phones available now.
Motorola hasn’t formally launched the Razr foldable phone yet, and Motorola has not officially commented on the Razr’s folding design, price or availability. The company has repeatedly said that its policy is to “neither confirm nor deny rumors” about products.
But even as they keep mum about it, the Razr remains one of the most anticipated phones coming down the pipeline.
Despite being released 15 years ago, the Razr still has name and brand recognition. Its clout is as much of a draw as its folding display will likely be.