The best-selling clamshell style phone ever released belongs to Motorola. It was the RAZR that catapulted the company to the top of the mobile industry before smartphones took over. When the series retired around a decade ago, it had achieved well over 100 million units sold.
Motorola eventually brought the series back with DROID branding as Android started booming, but it never achieved the same level of success. But the company isn’t done with it yet.
Lenovo, which owns Motorola these days, recently made it clear that the RAZR could rise again. CEO Yang Yuanqing spoke at MWC 2018 and revealed that, if the right technology presents itself, the company would revive the RAZR and bring the well-known name back to the market.
There’s just a very specific technology he and Lenovo would like to see before making things official.
The head honcho at Lenovo fielded questions from the media at the Barcelona-based trade show, and someone brought up the possibility of Motorola’s RAZR coming back. Yuanqing’s response certainly didn’t rule anything out.
Here’s what Yuanqing told TechRadar:
“With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design. So hopefully what you just described [the Motorola RAZR brand] will be developed or realized very soon.”
Aside from just confirming the RAZR is far from dead, he says foldable displays would be a catalyst to do something. The reporter followed up to ensure he was talking about specifically about the RAZR, and Yuanqing reiterated his initial response. If foldable displays make it mainstream, Motorola will have it on a new RAZR.
It’s unclear when companies plan on releasing phones with displays that fold into a more compact body. Samsung is developing the Galaxy X, but there’s no real indication that it’ll arrive this year.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Get cozy with the best throw pillows
Throw pillows are a fabulous way to refresh a room's decor without breaking the bank. They can add a splash of color, or a touch of designer chic to a shabby couch, or be used to make your bed look more inviting. If you're looking to invest in some new cushions, we've found 12 desirable designs to suit all types of decor.