- Lenovo says it plans to launch a new Motorola Razr with a foldable display in February.
- The new Motorola Razr will cost about 20,000, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
According to the legendary Razr flip phone that was first launched in 2004, the 2019 model will become a foldable display, according to The Wall Street Journal.
But it will not be cheap.
The 2019 is the result of the exclusive partnership between Lenovo – Motorola's parent company – and the US mobile operator Verizon. Only 200,000 units of the new Razr will be made and The Journal reports that it will cost around $ 1,500 (equivalent to about R20,000) when it arrives in February. That would be more than doubling the $ 600 price of the original in the US – which was expensive at the time.
The new Razr phone is likely to have a display that bends in the middle with a hinge so it can close completely but not thicken, writes The Journal, quoting a patent for 2017.
See also: Samsung will show its folding phone in February and can be called Fold, Galaxy Fold or Galaxy F
The details are scarce because the phone is not officially announced, but the display technology used in 2019. Razr is likely to be an OLED display that is the only one designed to bend and bend without breaking.
Foldable smartphones are a new category designed to be launched in 2019. Samsung claims to present its folding smartphone during its event on February 20, where it is also expected to present its new flagship smartphone Galaxy S10.
China's Royole has announced its FlexPai foldable smartphone by the end of 2018, but is still in a preliminary phase.
Popular antique phones, especially flip phones, have tried to get back to smartphone age by launching the Android operating system, but they can not be said to have enjoyed great success – they are mostly new or designed to niche of consumers. We will have to wait and see what Lenovo and Motorola reveal later this year about the Razr foldable phone before making any decision.
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