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The return of the Razr: Motorola set to reveal its iconic foldable smartphone next month

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The Razr returns! Motorola is set to reveal its iconic foldable smartphone next month which will come in white, black and gold and cost $1,500 – triple the price of the first handset which was released in 2004

  • Motorola’s first folding phone, modeled after the Razr, will launch Nov. 13
  • The futuristic device will be a folding phone with a touchscreen, CNET reported
  • It comes after a separate report said the phone would be priced at $1,500 

It was the must-have smartphone of the early 2000s and now, the Motorola RAZR is set to return with a modern twist.

The firm is set to unveiled a reinvented version of its iconic foldable phone on November 13th claiming it is ‘an original unlike any other’.

The smartphone is rumored to have a screen that folds vertically, allowing the handset to easily fit in a pocket – and will cost $1,500.

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Motorola had initially planned to release the next-generation Razr over the summer, but the date has since passed and been moved to next month, CNET reported.

Users can expect the device to run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, have a 2,730mAh battery, 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GM or 128GB of storage.

And it will be available in three colors – white, black and gold.

Motorola filed a patent earlier this year, showing off a folding device that looks similar to the iconic flip phone, aside from a folding screen on the inside and another medium-sized display on the outside of the device.

Motorola is set to unveiled a reinvented version of its iconic foldable phone on November 13th claiming it is ¿an original unlike any other¿

Motorola is set to unveiled a reinvented version of its iconic foldable phone on November 13th claiming it is ‘an original unlike any other’

The smartphone is rumored to have a screen that folds vertically, allowing the handset to easily fit in a pocket ¿ and will cost $1,50. Pictured is a 2005 Razr phone

The smartphone is rumored to have a screen that folds vertically, allowing the handset to easily fit in a pocket – and will cost $1,50. Pictured is a 2005 Razr phone 

Sketches of the device show that it would keep some of the familiar elements of the 2000s-era Razr, like the large chin at the bottom of the phone, as well as the hinge allowing it to flip open and closed. 

That device is unlikely to be Motorola’s first folding phone, though, as the design is quite complicated, he added.   

With a $1,500 price tag, it would cost more than double the original $600 Razr. 

A new patent may give the first real glimpse at the rumored Motorola Razr reboot

The designs are for a device that looks similar to the iconic flip phone, aside from a folding screen on the inside and another, smaller display on the outside of the device

Motorola filed a patent earlier this year, showing off a folding device that looks similar to the iconic flip phone, aside from a folding screen on the inside and another medium-sized display on the outside of the device 

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Sketches of the phone show that it would keep some elements of the 2000s-era Razr, like the large chin at the bottom of the phone

There's also a hinge allowing it to flip open and closed

Sketches of the phone show that it would keep some elements of the 2000s-era Razr, like the large chin at the bottom of the phone, as well as the hinge allowing it to flip open and closed

It wouldn’t mark the first time that Motorola has attempted to resurrect the Razr name.

In 2011, the company partnered with Verizon to launch the Droid Razr, a smartphone that didn’t replicate the original flip phone design, but instead featured a 4.3-inch display and claimed to be the ‘world’s thinnest smartphone’ at 7.1mm thick.      

THE RISE OF THE RAZR 

2004: Motorola releases the Razr V3, the first phone in the Razr line. Its ultra-thin design allowed the device to be marketed as an ultra high-end phone.

Motorola released the original Razr phone, called the V3, in 2004 

Motorola released the original Razr phone, called the V3, in 2004 

2005: Motorola drops the price of the V3, causing it to sell 50 million units by 2006.

2007: Motorola releases the V3’s successor, called the Razr2. It featured a 2mm thinner body and a micro-USB charger that could also be used to connect a headset. 

2008: Sales of the Razr2 began to falter as consumers moved to newer, flashier models like Apple’s iPhone, which was released a year earlier. 

Its successor, the Razr3, was eventually discontinued amid declining sales. 

2011: Motorola teams up with Verizon to release the Droid Razr, a 4G LTE capable smartphone that it claimed was the ‘thinnest smartphone ever.’

2019: Speculation begins to build that the company is planning to launch a foldable Razr successor, including patents that suggest a device could be coming this year.  

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