2019 introduced us to the terms ‘innie’ and ‘outie’ with the arrival of foldable smartphones thanks to the oft-delayed Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, and now a long-rumoured contender has come to light thanks to the fact that Motorola’s next-generation RAZR smartphone has apparently leaked out in a series of new images.
In confirmation of previous leaks and rumours – and a joyous return to form for those of us acquainted with one of the early noughties’ most-loved phones, the new RAZR will return in its beloved clamshell format and will have a screen that folds bilaterally to achieve an even smaller form factor.
The news comes just after Samsung recently teased its own take on the foldable clamshell form factor, and the news looks set to ignite a bold new frontier for the foldable arena.
An apparent leak of the device’s profile yields a design that’s reminiscent of the original RAZR, and includes the more recent circular camera bump that most Motorola smartphones have sported.
According to current suggestions, the device will apparently carry a Snapdragon 710 processor with either 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage or 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Apparently, the device accordingly runs off a 2730mAh battery. It remains to be confirmed what platform the smartphone will run on, however, given Motorola’s proclivity to Android, the device might well run Android 9 Pie or 10 at launch.
Industry insiders have suggested that Motorola will officially unveil its new RAZR smartphone on the 13th of November – cemented years of rumours suggesting that the firm was ready to re-introduce a ‘highly anticipated’ ‘reinvented icon’.
What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in a folding Motorola RAZR, and do you prefer its design over the likes of the Galaxy Fold? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.