Motorola Razr V3 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

The return of the Motorola Razr phone could be closer to an exit.

While the interest in foldable phones is steadily growing since the announcement of Samsung's Galaxy Fold last week and Chinese giant Huawei's Mate X on Sunday, a new interview seems to suggest that the design of the new smartphone by Motorola is about to appear.

In an interview with Engadget, Dan Dery, Motorola's vice president for the product, said the company had "no plans to come later than everyone else on the market".

Given that Samsung's collapsible phone will arrive on April 26, for a starting price of $ 1,980 and that Huawei's Mate X will arrive in the middle of the year (starting at $ 2,600 even higher), seems that Motorola's phone could be close.

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On Wednesday, CNET reported separately that the foldable phone would arrive this summer, citing an anonymous source.

The interest in Motorola's foldable phone has increased after a January Wall Street Journal report announced that the phone could be launched on Verizon in February and would carry the iconic name of Razr as well as # 39, a potential sale price of $ 1,500.

The 91Mobiles website has since spotted patent applications filed by Motorola, perhaps illustrating the design of what could be the new Razr foldable phone, since it seems to be heavily influenced by the 2004 phone.

And although the rumors announced date from February, if the phone launches at $ 1,500, it would apparently be the "affordable" foldable phone option, given the starting prices of the first foldable efforts from Samsung and Huawei.

In a statement provided in the United States today, Motorola and Lenovo's parent company do not deal directly with phone plans, but evoke its broader ambitions of folding screens.

"Lenovo and Motorola are well known for always exploring new technologies and pushing the boundaries of innovation," the company said.

"In recent years, we have changed the form factor of laptops and tablets with flexible designs in various forms, and we look forward to seeing how consumers continue to exploit the possibilities this technology can bring to the world. product design. "

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