Motorola depicts a foldable Razr with modular attachments

Motorola depicts a foldable Razr with modular attachments
Last we heard that Samsung is mulling a true Motorola Razr 2019 competitor, in the form of a clamshell foldable design, it was still deciding whether to employ a 6.7" or a 7.9" display. It looks like it may have decided on the former, given yesterday's tip that the clamshell Fold will cost "just" $845. That's almost half the price of the $1500 Razr, indicating that some specs corners will have to be cut.

Motorola, however, won't be sitting still while Samsung is working to emulate its iconic foldable phone design, and is pressing hard on imagining the future of bendable handsets. That future is modular, it seems, as the folks from LetsGoDigital unearthed a filing in the European Patent Office that depicts various attachments to a clamshell similar to the new Razr 2019.

For the design in question, the screen unfolds over a protruding hinge part on the back which can be used to hold the phone more comfortable with one hand while unfurled, prop it on a surface, or simply attach various modules like a projector or a more potent speaker to it

Motorola is no stranger to various Mods for its phones, and its Z3 with the 5G Moto Mod was the first device to makes a connection on a commercial 5G network as Verizon boasted at the time. 

For all its worth, there will be at least four more foldables next year - from Samsung, Motorola and even LG - that have been rumored so far, and something tells us that Huawei and Xiaomi won't be sitting still, too, so expect foldable innovation galore in the next few years. We hope wider adoption will mean much lower prices for bendables, too.

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razr (2019)
  • Display 6.2" 876 x 2142 pixels
  • Camera / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2510 mAh

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4 Comments

1. MikeG77

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 24, 2008

Reminds me of the Sony Clie!

2. Locked-n-Loaded

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 13, 2019

Stay on it Motorola - OWN this niche! But be prepared to go up againat the new ESCOBAR FOLD 1 (which I'm buying) :)

3. Bobo1997

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 05, 2019

That thing in the renderings is no longer a RAZR. I’m all for advancement, but that thing is ugly.

4. TBomb

Posts: 1666; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Fix the bezels and shape a little bit and this is a solid looking device in my opinion

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