The Motorola RAZR Could Be Reborn As A Foldable Smartphone

The long awaited return of Motorola's fan favourite clamshell?

The Motorola RAZR was one of the coolest phones back in the day, mostly thanks to its slick and metallic design that made it stand out among its competitors. Based on a report from The Wall Street Journal; fans will be delighted to know that Motorola, under the ownership of Lenovo, might be reviving the RAZR as the company’s first foldable smartphone.

Rumours of the RAZR’s revival and foldable smartphone concept has been circulating around from last year with a patent emerging on USPTO (thanks MobielKopen) containing details of the project. At the time, Motorola referred it as an “electronic device with hinge and similar systems and methods”.

Like its predecessor, the phone appears to have a clamshell design with a seamless folded screen located within it. Once unfolded, it transforms into the familiar yet thin smartphone shape that we’re accustomed to. If the actual RAZR follows this concept, it would make it the first clamshell-styled design opposed to Samsung or Royole’s foldable smartphones which unfolds into a tablet-esque form instead.

To visualise Motorola’s concept, TechConfigurations, has created a concept video of what the new RAZR could look and function based on the patent mentioned earlier. While merely a speculation based on the concept, we do hope the new RAZR packs outstanding tech and functions to impress new and old fans alike.

It is indeed exciting that Motorola’s iconic phone will be making a comeback, but also according to The Wall Street Journal, the new RAZR will be retailing at a whopping US$1,500 (about RM6,159) and will be exclusive to Verizon in the US with a February launch date.