Do you care about the resurrected Motorola Razr in foldable smartphone form?

Do you care about the resurrected Motorola Razr in foldable smartphone form?
OK, we’ve been hearing about an upcoming Motorola Razr for a while now. A very special resurrection of a very special phone. The original was released way back in 2004 and was the definition of a cool flip phone. And since foldable smartphones are all the rave in 2019, it made sense to Motorola to revive the classic model in a more modern form.

We still don’t know much about the upcoming Motorola Razr. There are some leaks here, some leaks there. All we could gather is that it will stay true to the original shape. Instead of being a smartphone that folds out to be a tablet, a-la Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X, it’s going to be a smartphone that folds in on itself to simulate the compact convenience of the clamshells of days forgotten.

It’s definitely something that’ll be… interesting to see. But is foldable tech a bit too green for something like that to be completely reliable? Also, we’ve heard that the new Razr won’t have flagship specs, yet it will most probably cost a pretty penny. In other words, how interested are you in the upcoming revived Motorola Razr?

Would you buy the upcoming Motorola Razr?

I am throwing money at the screen right now
27.87%
I am cautiously optimistic
38.79%
Not interested in buying one, but definitely hyped to see it launched
26.09%
Meh... let's not
7.25%

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23 Comments

1. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

As long as they do not make it a Verizon exclusive I will be good. Please sell an unlocked GSM model.

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Price dictates a lot. If it's reasonable in price, then I would get one. If it's too high, then it's a no go.

12. matistight

Posts: 1007; Member since: May 13, 2009

Well these companies are making dumb ass moves, so I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see them go to Sprint and then complain about terrible sales.

20. captainkirkw

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 04, 2012

I agree. Making it a Verizon only device will exclude way too many potential buyers, including me since all of our lines are with AT&T. And while I don't expect it to be inexpensive, if it comes out over $1,000 then that will also be a deal breaker for me.

3. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 83; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

This phone would have been great with high end specs

4. pimpin83z

Posts: 595; Member since: Feb 08, 2019

Nope. Moto phones have been subpar IMO for years.

5. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

Coolest phone I've seen in a while, hopefully with future models the chin will be smaller. I don't think this phone is for me but I can definitely see people using it

6. rkoforever90

Posts: 473; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Nice concept but I will wait for at least two more iterations

7. applesnapple93

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

PA has to work on their poll options

8. MobileNico

Posts: 96; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

If they have improved the camera vs previous Moto phones, I'll be plenty interested. I've simply never taken a good photo with a Motorola phone. Ever. I was a full-on Motovangelist, but they just disappointed one too many times. That being said, this new one is interesting enough to warrant one more try. If anything It'll be a conversation piece for the multitude of forty-somethings that I interact with daily lol

9. monoke

Posts: 1185; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I want to see how the crease turns out cuz that's a sharp fold. Even the Galaxy Fold has a gap in the closed position, this doesn't.

10. Kaostheory

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

Where's the battery? Nice thin design but will the battery life be sacrificed?

17. TBomb

Posts: 1632; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

My guess is the mid-range "expected specs" is because they will be less power hungry than something you'd find in a Samsung flagship

11. Mobilephile

Posts: 171; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

High price with mid range specs and awkward screen ratio, it's going to be a flop or very niche market. For those interested in the novelty of a flip phone again, the $100 Nokia 2720 (2019) would be a better choice. Personally I think that huge chin would start to annoy me after a while.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3163; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I would have preferred a smaller display and a full QWERTY keyboard. If it's going to have less than flagship specs and be aimed at a niche market, may as well be an option to the BlackBerry Key series. Oh, and most importantly, put physical send/end keys on it and I'll sign over the deed to my house.

14. Stormrider

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

I bet if they sell it for 300 or 400 then it’s going to be a big hit, but that’s probably impossible nowadays

15. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I find it interesting, but I'm not interested in buying it at all.

16. Jparker21417

Posts: 17; Member since: Jul 29, 2019

Umm, the original wasn't that good. This is just a gimmick with almost zero positive phones up until now to prove it will be worth anything. If they were really "in the game" it might be different.

18. odachek

Posts: 130; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Looks like the plastic screen is well protected with no gaps in-between when closed.

19. CEDEOTB

Posts: 452; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Motorola phones could never compete with flagships today. Slapping on a razor name isn't going to change things, especially when foldables are expensive.

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 1946; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I am not spending $1500 on any phone. But if the early adopters want to over pay, I'm all for them being beta testers at premium prices.

22. tyson3

Posts: 63; Member since: May 15, 2012

It's not going to go over well at especially with that chin!

23. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

the price is right believe is to late for the game

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