When Motorola had originally teased that it was rebooting its Razr line of flip phones, the internet lost their sh*t. A flip phone in 2020? No way, right? Well, when it finally released.. it didn’t exactly impress anyone. Especially with Samsung launching their own version in the form of the Galaxy Z Flip, a better more refined version of the Razr.
That being said though, it’s not that the Razr was a flop, but it was rather a lukewarm return for the once celebrated model. Motorola aren’t giving up on it just yet though. The company has announced a successor to its Razr reboot and according to them its all set to “flip the smartphone experience once again” come the ninth of September.
The company actually released a teaser in the form of gif, similar to what they did when the first reboot was launched. As you’d expect, the teaser doesn’t give us a lot in regards to, well anything but odds are, it’s a new version of the Razr foldable.
The first iteration of the Razr reboot left a lot to be desired. The subpar RAM, internal storage and battery capacity made it especially difficult to justify its US$1500 price tag. That being said though the soon to be launched version of the Razr is said to come with more RAM, more storage, better battery life and could possibly even be 5G capable.
Given that Motorola are practically the flip phone OGs, I’m really hoping that they manage to reignite the magic that made the Razr one of the best selling phones to begin with. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a real sturdy device and it does seem to be the first foldable device to come close to perfecting the art of the folding screen but perhaps Motorola can pull off a surprise.
Here’s to wishful thinking!