Motorola had revived the iconic Razr flip phone in 2019, and the company is now reportedly aiming to launch an updated sequel of the phone in North America this year in September.
Unofficially named Razr 2, this latest edition is expected to have Snapdragon 765 processor of Qualcomm. The processor has 5G capabilities. Reports also suggest that the battery power has been upgraded from the earlier 2,510 mAh battery of the 2019 model to the 2,845 mAh battery of the present model. It also comes with8GB RAM and 256GB storage, along with a 48 megapixel rear camera and an Android 10 support.
The tentative timing to launch the next edition of Razr was announced last week by ThibaultDousson, Lenovo’s general manager in South Africa, in the podcast named Tech Reframed. China’s Lenovo owns Motorola. He said that a new edition of the Razr is coming up. Just at the 18 minute mark in the podcast, he said the latest iteration might come up in September. Motorola has not made any comments yet in this regard.
When Razr went on sale in the nation in February 2019, it became the first vertically foldable smartphone in the market. The specifications with which it was launched include 6GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage, a 16 megapixel rear camera, and Snapdragon 710 chipset.
Though it was lauded for the inventive hinge mechanism and the uniquely engineered features, the phone faced criticisms because, for the price tag of $1,500, it severely lacked high-end specs. Besides, people were concerned about the durability of the phone.
It is meriting mentioning in this regard that the original Razr launched by Motorola in 2004 was an all-time bestseller before Apple took away the crown with its iPhones a few years later.