the The phone that had to be seen in the mid-2000s was undoubtedly the Moto RAZR, which had a futuristic style with its slim shell design and aluminum body. Millions have been sold before better devices will use it, but it now seems that Lenovo – Motorola's current parent company – will bring it back.
According to The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge), Lenovo will try to take advantage of the nostalgia factor, a growing trend in consumer electronics, and launch a brand new device with the RAZR brand. We know very little about the projects, but rumors suggest that its screen will be foldable, like the next Samsung Galaxy F.
It's unclear if the phone will run on Android, but as all current mobile devices from Lenovo and Motorola do, it is highly likely. This is also not the first time that an Android phone is launched with the RAZR brand. According to the WSJ report, the phone is currently in testing and could be commercialized as early as February as a Verizon exclusive.
The specifications and exact format are not yet known, but Lenovo apparently hopes to build more than 200,000 new RAZR models and sell them at $ 1,500 each. It will have to be really impressive to change the number of units at this price.
With February almost behind us, rumors about the launch of Verizon do not seem very likely, but will we see this RAZR issue at some point? To hear some recent statements from a member of Motorola's executive, this seems like a very distinct possibility.
Talking with Engadget, Motorola's Global Product Vice President Dan Dery confirmed the company's interest in folding screen handsets:
"We started working on foldable media a long time ago … and we did a lot of iterations"
This does not help us reduce the schedule, but adds some credibility to the initial report. As more and more companies embark on the craze for folding phones, Moto would be better off not lurking if it wants to catch the attention of buyers.
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