Is the Motorola Razr flip phone about to make a comeback?


Lenovo owned Motorola has released a new video suggesting that it could be about to relaunch one of the world’s most iconic mobile phones.

Before there were smartphones, there were flip phones and the must have flip phone of the noughties was the Motorola Razr.

Launched in 2004, the Motorola Razr flip phone went onto sell more than 130 million units worldwide.

It now seems that Motorola will bring back the Razr as an Android powered flip phone after it teased the handset in an ad which promised to “flip back to the Razr days of yesteryear and get ready for the future”.

The new version of the Motorola Razr now looks set to be unveiled at Lenovo Tech World on 9 June, although no further details of the phone’s feature, specs or even what it will look like are available.

The original version of the Motorola Razr had a 2.2 inch screen which had a resolution of 176×220 pixels.

It also came with 5.5MB of internal memory and unlike the high res, high megapixel cameras found in the smartphones of today, the original Razr had a VGA camera.

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Despite the popularity of smartphones and the fact that production of the original Razr ceased in 2008, flip phones haven’t died completely and are still readily available in some Asian markets.

In 2014, data released in Japan revealed that some 10 million flip phones are still sold in the country annually.

Last year LG, which has previously claimed that flip phones still account for around 20 percent of the mobile market, released the LG Gentile, which included a 3.2 inch display, 3 megapixel camera and was shipped with Android Lollipop.

Other brands such as Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp and Fujitsu also have a range of flip phones on sale in Japan.

In April, Chinese smartphone maker Gionee launched the W909, described as ‘flagship flip phone, with its 4.2 inch 720p display, octa core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone also boasts a 16MP primary camera with a 5MP selfie camera.

The W909 even includes USB-C and a 2,530 mAh battery.


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