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Motorola’s famous RAZR might be resurrected as foldable smartphone

by Brandon Russell | January 16, 2019January 16, 2019 9:38 am EST

Samsung won’t be the only company to release a foldable smartphone this year. According to Wall Street Journal, Lenovo is planning to resurrect Motorola’s famous RAZR but in the form of a foldable smartphone. What’s more, this device could cost as much as $1,500 when it launches in February.

Unfortunately, very few details about device are known at this point. We don’t know specs, screen size, or anything else. All we know so far is the device will carry on the RAZR legacy and be exclusive to Verizon in the U.S. Lenovo is apparently banking hard on the RAZR’s reputation to generate hype.

We’ve seen the RAZR name make a comeback before, but it has never enjoyed the same level of success as it did in the early 2000s. When Motorola released the RAZR, it quickly became the must-have device of the flip phone era. People loved it because of its futuristic appearance and thin profile.

The market has since moved on from the RAZR phone, though Lenovo is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle one last time. With a rumored price of $1,500, it’s going to be a tough sell, even if it does feature a foldable form factor. We’ll find out what this device is all about sometime next month.

WSJ

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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