Motorola Razr Returns in a $1500 Foldable SmartPhone

You remember the Famous and iconic Motorola Razr? 🤔

Motorola Razr Returns in a $1500 Foldable SmartPhone
In 2007 Paris Hilton with her pink Motorola Razr V3 made the Razr the most popular phone. (Credit: MTV)

It is making a come back and this time around in a $1500 USD Foldable Screen SmartPhone.

Impressive? !!!!

Well. According to an unverified report by WSJ, the new RAZR device which is still in testing mode could launch as early as February, 2019 and will be exclusive to Verizon in the US.

The Verge reports that this isn’t the first time that the RAZR brand has seen an attempted resurrection, either: in 2011 and 2012, Motorola also teamed up with Verizon (it seems to really like the RAZR name) for a series of Droid RAZR devices, which tried to cash in on the goodwill of RAZR devices, albeit without any of the flip phone design that was part of the original charm.

That said, dragging old smartphone designs to the present in updated forms is starting to become a trend.

The HMD-owned iteration of Nokia has practically made a cottage industry of it with re-releases of the Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110, but those devices were meant to be fun, nostalgic novelties, not flagship competitors.

Lenovo is hoping to manufacture over 200,000 of the new RAZRs, which may seem optimistic for a $1,500 luxury smartphone. 

But considering that the (admittedly much cheaper) RAZR V3 model sold 130 million units over its lifespan, if lightning does manage to strike twice, that goal might not be so hard to hit.

Will Lenovo follow the original RAZR design and have some sort of super long vertically folding screen?

H/T: WSJ via The Verge

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