Favorite Flip Phone Making a Comeback


This news comes via a report from the Wall Street Journal, noting that the Lenovo-owned Motorola plans on reviving the brand using the new foldy tech we've started seeing from the likes of Samsung and Royole.

According to the Wall Street Journal report, the Motorola Razr could launch as early as February 2019 with the foldable display, though the device is still being tested.

According to the report, Motorola's parent company, Lenovo, is partnering with network provider Verizon to launch these devices in the US.

Not only did we fail to predict how popular the Motorola Razr would be, we didn't see this coming, either. The latest iteration of the Razr is unlikely to catch much interest at $1,500, but it could become a nostalgic status symbol for some customers.

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Certainly, a clamshell smartphone would be a better bearer of the RAZR name than the 2011 DROID RAZR ever was. The price tag will apparently affect production with juts 200,000 units set to be produced.

Popular phones of yore, especially flip phones, have tried making comebacks during the age of the smartphone in the past by running the Android operating system, but it can't be said they've enjoyed much success.

But Razr sales dropped when Apple launched its first iPhone in 2007, which featured a touchscreen and sleek design.

If this all turns out to be true, Motorola is taking a different tack on the revamping its iconic phone brand. In 2016, Motorola even released a commercial teasing the potential return of their beloved phone. The sheer expense of folding OLED panels will keep their pricing high, and such devices are likely to exist primarily as examples of technological prowess by manufacturers, at least for the foreseeable future.