Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.


Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.
Black Friday deals
Catch limited-time Black Friday deals on tech before they are gone!

The Motorola RAZR 2020 may be a bi-folding clamshell

The Motorola RAZR 2020 may be a bi-folding clamshell
Regardless of whether you fold them inwards or outwards, bending the phones around the vertical axis makes them thick, tall, and uncomfortable to carry around in pockets, and the problem is pretty evident with the overhauled Galaxy Fold and even the Mate X which is yet to hit the tape.

Folding on the shorter, horizontal axis, would have the resulting phone be more compact, and that's why Motorola's foldable RAZR phone of 2019 is tipped to be exactly what it says on the tin - a true spiritual successor to the RAZR clamshell, but with an invisible hinge on the interior. 

There exist two rumors about the size of the display when unfurled - 6.5" or 6.2" - but there will also be a small secondary display on the outside for notifications and the like. As to what it could resemble, look no further than these new foldable phone patents by Motorola's parent company Lenovo that were founf by LetsGoDigital. They depict something different than all such patents we've seen so far - a foldable device that is able to bend in different points around the horizontal axis, not just in the middle.

Undortunately, that seemingly leaves no rigid space on the back for an external display, but let's not forget that these are patent renders that can develop further when the eventual device hits the engineering stage.

As for Verizon's expected RAZR, Motorola is rumored to position the bendy handset as a midranger, as it won't carry a flagship processor or a giant battery. That's quite an intriguing concept, as the RAZR will indeed sit lower in terms of specs when compared to the Fold or Mate X which are expected to be decked to the gills with the latest and greatest (and expensive) hardware. 

Those two will cost about $2000 and $2500, respectively, so an eventual $1500 price tag for the 2019 RAZR may seem like a bargain in the world of foldable phones, though. What do you think about Lenovo's patent above, does it make sense to have a dual-bending ability on a modern clamshell with a foldable display?

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

HOT Black Friday Deals

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

$1649 99
$2049 98
Buy at Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

$999 99
$1199 99
Buy at Samsung
Discover more deals
Story timeline

This story is part of:

Motorola Razr 5G (17 updates)

Related phones

Motorola razr (2020) specs
  • Display 6.2 inches 2142 x 876 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP (Single camera) 20 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G 8GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 11

Latest News

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless