Samsung’s second attempt at the Galaxy Fold is on the way.
But a potentially more interesting foldable phone on the horizon is Motorola’s reinvention of the early noughties favourite: the Razr flip phone, which might debut later this year.
I put the two devices head-to-head in January based on what I wanted to see in the updated Razr, but new details have emerged which have changed the landscape. With what we know of the Galaxy Fold, here’s how I think the Razr V4 could be the superior foldable handset.
Flipping design principles on their head
Any excitement around the Motorola Razr V4 is likely to be based on the familiar flip phone shape.
It’s not just the nostalgia that works here, though, it’s also a more logical frame for a foldable phone. It’s a true evolution of a long-dead design concept.
Part of the issue with Samsung’s Fold Foldable Phone – and Huawei’s Mate X (outside of the Android issues) – is that it struggles to step away from being gimmicky. The fact that it had to be recalled from reviewers because the folding part broke only made the situation worse. More