Motorola Razr: Leaks, Rumours and more
If Bollywood remakes of the hits of the last millennium and the relaunch of iconic Nokia feature phones by HMD are a sign of the times, that sign clearly reads-
Phones have evolved throughout the years. For a brief moment in this Darwinian timeline, Motorola was at the top of the food chain. Back then, flip phones had been the new “drip”, and Motorola’s cutting edge Razr series was among the most popular mobile devices of all time.
Foldable display technology has brought the two-layer implementation back in vogue. All major manufacturers including Samsung, Huawei, Apple, Xiaomi and OnePlus have either announced, released or have been rumoured to be working on foldable smartphones. Early this year at MWC 2019, Motorola joined this list when executives claimed that a project to revive the iconic device was in the works, which was validated by some patents filed by Motorola for a foldable handset that is reminiscent of the old Razr phones.
Following months of silence from Motorola, some renders popped up on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo from @JJUT_ that were identified by SlashLeaks a possible leak.
These renders appear to show rather unique box specifications for the hotly anticipated Razr phone.
The vertically folding phone appears to draw upon the Razr v3’s clamshell fold design while the unconventional box seems to be in the shape of a distinctive triangular prism.
The accessories seem to include the typical array of Type-C charging cables and what seems to a dedicated wireless charger.
The folding phone doesn’t seem to have a smaller external display unlike its Samsung counterpart, seemingly for durability and practicality.
The box seems to include a headphone jack adapter, which indicates that the included headset most likely has a Type-C connector.
While there’s an official word from Moto, the phone is expected to come with a 6.2-inch OLED panel, a midrange Snapdragon 710 (or equivalent) SoC, multiple camera sensors and at least 4+64GB of onboard storage.
Things aren’t looking too good for foldable phones, however, with Huawei’s silence on the Mate X and Samsung postponing the Galaxy Fold indefinitely after “Foldgate”. Will the Razr stay true to its legacy and stand the test of time or will it end up on the chopping block?
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