There have been rumors of a foldable RAZR device by Motorola for quite a while now. The manufacturer has now cleared the suspicion by hinting at the upcoming foldable device in an event invite. The event is scheduled for November 13 in downtown Los Angeles.
The Motorola RAZR was a series of clamshell-style mobile phones, which was first introduced by Motorola back in 2004. The latest iteration in the RAZR lineup is the Droid RAZR that was released in 2011, which was followed by the launch of the Droid RAZR Maxx the same year.
Foldable RAZR Phone Teased by Motorola in Event Invite
Motorola sent invites for a release event in LA on 13th November to the media. The invite has a GIF file that shows the original Motorola RAZR being wrapped around by a new device.
The image reveals the side view of both the devices’ hinges. The second device seems to wrap around the original RAZR, which hints that the device will have a foldable display. The GIF signifies that the original RAZR phone is going to be succeeded with a new one and contains text saying “An original unlike any other.”
The invite contains phrases like “You’re going to flip” and “highly anticipated unveiling of a reinvented icon,” which further suggests that the new device will be a part of the RAZR lineup.
Moto RAZR 2019 Rumored Specifications and Leaks
We came to know about the foldable RAZR phone by Motorola when Lenovo (the owner of Motorola) filed patents in 2018, which contained details about a foldable smartphone with a design style similar to that of the Motorola RAZR V3.
Since then, there have been leaks and unofficial renders of the foldable RAZR phone that hints us at what the device would look like.
According to leaks and renders, the 2019 RAZR device is expected to have a foldable display that closes onto itself like a classic RAZR hinge. The handset will have a smaller form factor when compared to other foldable devices like the Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X.
Spec-wise, the smartphone is rumored to run on a Snapdragon 710 processor with variants offering either 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage or 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The battery is expected to be a 2,730 mAh battery, which is suitable for the small form factor of the device.
The RAZR 2019 is expected to be priced in the range of $1,500, which is quite a jump when compared to previous RAZR devices but is still cheaper than other foldable phones in the market like the Galaxy Fold. We will know more about the pricing and other details at the launch event scheduled on 13th November.