The legendary Motorola Razr will return to the smartphone market, with a fresh design and foldable display. Allegedly, Lenovo had planned a release this summer but had to postpone the launch date. The device should be ready by the end of 2019.
It has become quiet around the Motorola Razr Foldable and its flexible, foldable screen. The Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has already confirmed the existence of the smartphone, and patent drawings have flashed the first ideas. However, important information, such as the date of availability or technical details is still to be unveiled. CNET has learned that Motorola Razr 2019 can be expected before the end of this year. Apparently, Lenovo even had plans to release the foldable smartphone this summer. However, for some reason, it was pushed to the end of the year.
Motorola Razr vs Samsung and Huawei
So far, Samsung and Huawei with Galaxy Fold 5G and Mate X models have been in the headlines with flexible displays. While Samsung starts to restart the Fold after serious problems, the US sanctions should prevent a successful launch of the Huawei Mate X. In the trade dispute between the USA and China, the company is prohibited from doing business with US companies. This would mean starting without an Android license. Essential Google apps such as Maps, Gmail, and the Play Store would then not be available.
As for the Motorola Razr Foldable, rumors about specs and possible pricing spread in spring 2019. If we continue to trust this information, we could expect a 6.2-inch display, which will be reduced in size by the folding mechanism. This is a different idea than in current foldable phones. Samsung and Huawei are relying on the transformation from smartphone to tablet format. Motorola Razr Foldable would be the more classic approach, where we a normal-sized phone which can be folded in half. Hopefully, we will see some first leaks or renders soon.