Recent registration with the world’s intellectual property organisation may have just given us a first glance at Lenovo’s Motorola RAZR remake with a folding display. The design, which was submitted on December 17th 2018 and first spotted by 91mobiles, it appears to be showing a device with a folding screen on the inside, along with another smaller screen outside. Last week, Wall Street Journal reported that the Motorola intends to relaunch the RAZR as a $1,500 foldable screen smartphone next month.
Although it’s name does not appear anywhere in Motorola Mobility’s registration, this design has incredible similarities with the iconic handset, all the way to the thick chin at the bottom of the device. The big change is that on the internal phone, the old screen combo and buttons have been replaced by a long button, which coincides with a WSJ detail of the appearance of the upcoming remake.
Questions about whether the Motorola will return the “RAZR ” The design has repeatedly been raised after HMD licensed Nokia brand to re-release the Nokia 3310 in 2017 and Nokia 8810 in 2018. Commenting on the appetite for resurgence, RAZR V3 ‘s co-designer Paul Pierce told CNET last month that he thought there was a “chance” to raise an old phone, but that “it can’t be done only for a prank or something like that. We need to figure out a way to deliver the breakthrough.”
This “breakthrough” could now be here thanks to the advent of folding screens, which will be one step closer to the main, next month, when Samsung is expected to detail a foldable phone of its own alongside the (non-foldable) Galaxy S10 series. The flexible display technology allows the Motorola’s retro smartphone to have the same design as the original development without compromise on the modern interface.
I think people crave remembering and remembering that RAZR –when it’s flipped open and the sound of it, the feeling of it. Where is that today? And it looks like an opportunity, “Pierce has recently explained,” so we’re trying to figure out what we can do to revive some of it, but it has to be done in a way that is thoroughly delivered to an incredible experience. “