The Motorola RAZR has been that one nostalgic smartphone we all want to see make a return but with updated features. According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, the foldable display version of the Motorola RAZR will make a comeback, but will cost $1500.
The original RAZR was one of the most popular and iconic phones before the iPhone was unveiled and it looks like Motorola wants to cash-in on the nostalgia.
The new RAZR smartphone is expected to be launched in the US as an exclusive device with network carrier Verizon. The report suggests that the device is still in testing and further details are yet to be confirmed.
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This is not the first time Motorola has launched a smartphone with the RAZR branding, as we saw two smartphones in 2011 and 2012 respectively with the same branding. Having said that, the two smartphones did not have the flip device which was one of the reasons why it was not well received back in the day.
As of now, there is no word on its specifications such as the screen size, its functionality or what is powering the smartphone under the hood. It is expected that Lenovo (the company that owns Motorola) will follow the original design of the RAZR and have a tall folding device. This design choice will be different from what we have already seen from Samsung and Huawei in the past week.
The WSJ reports go on to detail that Lenovo will manufacture over 2 Lakh RAZR devices and will be sold as more of a luxury product. The hefty price tag of $1,500 (Roughly Rs 1,06,700) definitely defines it as a luxury product, considering foldable smartphones are expensive to manufacture right now.
The original RAZR V3 managed to sell over 130 million units back in the day and if Lenovo implements the folding display technology correctly, the company can achieve this goal in the near future.
Source: Wall Street Journal