Iconic Motorola Razr returning as a ‘5G flip phone’ on September 9 – with 4x the storage of a regular iPhone
MOTOROLA is planning to release a 5G-version of its Razr foldable phone next month, according to reports.
The US mobile maker re-released its iconic flip phone last year and now a revamped version is apparently in the works.
Motorola re-released its iconic Razr smartphone last year[/caption]
As well as 5G, the next iteration of the pricey handset – which features a flexible glass display – will come with a bigger battery and better cameras.
Rumours of a 5G Razr surfaced on Wednesday after Motorola teased an online-only event scheduled for September 9.
It’s described as “getting ready to flip the smartphone experience once again,” according to a Droid Life.
No further details were provided. In May an exec at Lenovo, Motorola’s parent company, revealed a followup to the 2019 Razr was on the way.
The original Motorola Razr came out in 2004[/caption]
“There’s a new iteration [of the Razr] coming up,” Thibault Dousson, Lenovo South Africa’s general manager, said in a tech podcast.
“There’s one in September I think, coming up”.
The Razr 5G has been rumoured for months, and is though to come with a 48MP rear camera and 20MP selfie snapper.
The phone will reportedly house a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset, a big upgrade on the Snapdragon 710 chip loaded into the earlier model
Like last year’s Razr, it’s rumoured to boast a 6.2-inch flexible display that bends like a clam shell.
The high-tech mobile is unlikely to come cheap.
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In the UK, Brits looking to buy the 2019 Motorola Razr at launch shelled out over £2,000 for the foldable mobile.
Contract offers for the sci-fi phone, which has a flexible screen that folds via a high-tech hinge, make for grim reading.
The cheapest contract offered by EE – which had exclusive rights to sell the Razr – set punters back £94 a month.
For that customers got a measly 10GB of data a month and still had to fork out a £100 up-front fee.
Over the course of a two-year contract, they’ll pay £2,356 – enough to buy two of Apple’s most expensive iPhone, the £1,049 iPhone 11 Pro Max.
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