Imagine if the Motorola RAZR (2019) looks like this
by Alan Friedman / Feb 09, 2019, 5:18 PM
One of the most exciting storylines this year is the rumored return of the Motorola RAZR. The new version of the RAZR is expected to be an Android driven foldable phone that keeps the original's clamshell form factor. We could see a small external screen, and when the device is opened, a larger touchscreen opens without a crease in the middle. At least that what the illustrations show in a Motorola patent.
A gentleman by the name of Waqar Khan has released a concept video (via GSM Arena) for the Motorola RAZR (2019) that is based on the illustrations in the patent. The concept shows how video streaming on the full-size screen can be viewed on the smaller external display when the phone is closed. The camera is located under the external screen so it can be a front-facing selfie snapper when the device is closed, and a rear-facing primary camera when the RAZR is opened. The external screen shows notifications in this concept video. The Motorola logo on the back of the phone would probably double as a fingerprint scanner, and different color options are displayed.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the new Motorola RAZR (2019) will be a Verizon exclusive and could command a price tag in the neighborhood of $1,500. A limited number of units are expected to be produced; according to one report, Motorola is going to roll 200,000 RAZR's off the line at first. Still, that could give Motorola $300 million in revenue and provide quite a shot in the arm for the Lenovo unit.
If the Motorola RAZR does rise from the ashes to become a foldable Android phone, it might not look anything like Khan's concept. Still, it is something to dream about. Not too many products can be nostalgic and cutting edge at the same time.
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Improvements; 1. Chin is way too large. Gestures would be uncomfortable. 2. The front display could be a little larger 3. Main display does not need a notch there is already a screen near the primary shooter.
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 5:34 PM 4
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Look at Motorola's latest phones...they couldn't possibly pull this off. It will probably be much taller and thicker. Motorola has been ruined by Google, just like Nokia was ruined by Microsoft. They can't come up with true innovation at this time.
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 5:35 PM 0
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And Apple was ruined by...Johnny Ive.
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 6:14 PM 2
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Apple was ruined by Tim Cook. Johnny I’ve was fine under Steve Jobs. It’s Tim that has no idea what to choose from when it comes to design - I’m sure Ive presents hundreds of variations - it’s up to CEO to lead the product. But I don’t disagree: Johnny Ive is washed out too.
posted on Feb 27, 2019, 3:20 PM 0
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Actually, Motorola went downhill when Lenovo bought the company from Google...... They used to have one of the best software update policies, now I think they're one of the worst in terms of software updates especially when their phones use near-stock Android. For example the $200 1st gen Moto G received KitKat days after the Nexus devices recieved it. Now, it takes months to get the latest version.
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 6:23 PM 4
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1. Google doesnt own Moto and hasnt for sometime. Its been under Lenovo for a hot minute. 2. You are right. Companies can never re invent themselves. But wait Motorola was pretty much dead in the water before the original razr and then sold how many million? 3. Nokia will be making a huge splash back if you havent been paying attention. 4. Maybe Moto hasnt been putting out massivley specked 1000 phones because they know that they havent needed to and have been waiting to introduce new tech. Come on man.
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 6:26 PM 0
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Beautiful throwback design, but $1500? Yikes! I'm not parting with my hard-earned money over a smartphone beauty contest. I like Motorola products for the most part, but this is too rich for my blood...
posted on Feb 09, 2019, 7:35 PM 1
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I have always been a fan of foldable phones and razr was the apex of that form factor. For this I would gladly pay $1.5k but only if the software matches this price point (I am a nostalgic, I’m not a fool).
posted on Feb 10, 2019, 2:23 AM 0
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