Notebookcheck

The legendary Motorola Razr series might return with a foldable display

Motorola Razr feature phone with clamshell design
Motorola Razr
The rumor that we might see the legendary Motorola Razr series coming back to life is not new, but this time it comes from a Lenovo official. One year after making a similar statement at MWC 2017, Yang Yuanqing said that the Motorola Razr "will be developed or realized very soon." Sadly, Lenovo's CEO did not mention any technical details or a possible launch date for now.

Working For Notebookcheck

Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team!

Currently wanted: 
German-English-Translator - Details here

Those who did not own a Motorola Razr back in the mid-2000s might soon be able to get their hands on a completely new version of this clamshell phone that once ruled the mobile landscape. The Motorola Razr V3 is one of the best selling clamshell phones so far, with over 130 million units sold. Since the touchscreen smartphones managed to bury this successful handset, it will return with a touchscreen and, to do it properly, it will have a foldable one.

According to Lenovo' CEO, Yang Yuanqing, the Motorola Razr could return thanks to the advancements in the touchscreen display department. "With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design," said Yang while speaking at MWC 2018. When asked about the potential return of the Motorola Razr, he concluded by saying that "(..)what you just described [the Motorola Razr brand] will be developed or realized very soon." 

Although the return of the Motorola Razr has been in the rumor mill for a while, Lenovo is finally able to see the potential of reviving the great classics. In the last year, HMD Global has brought back to life the Nokia 8110 and the 3310 (now with 4G and 3G connectivity), also climbing up to the number six smartphone vendor position, ahead of Lenovo. A clamshell phone with a foldable display and mid-range or even flagship-level hardware definitely looks tempting. Remains to see if they manage to get the design right and to price it competitively.

In the meantime, feel free to check a retro review of a legendary Moto Razr phone, as well as an unofficial movie that shows a possible design for the Moto Razr with a foldable display.

Source(s)

Read all 1 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2018 02 > The legendary Motorola Razr series might return with a foldable display
Codrut Nistor, 2018-02-28 (Update: 2018-03- 1)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.