Original foldable Motorola Razr
While still undoubtedly rough around the edges and significantly trickier to produce in large numbers than their traditional forerunners and relatives, foldable mobile devices are slowly but steadily evolving on their clear path to the mainstream tech scene.
Unfortunately for Motorola
, which was technically the world's first manufacturer to announce a nostalgia-inducing flip-style foldable smartphone, the company doesn't seem capable of keeping up with Samsung's development pace.
Initially expected to materialize as early as next month
, Motorola's sophomore foldable effort reportedly needs at least a few extra months of pre-release preparation. Bizarrely enough, the company may have yet to finalize the key specifications of the second-gen Razr, allegedly revising a list of features previously including a 6.2
The Razr 2 5G may or may not end up looking like this
Of course, nothing's etched in stone just yet, with Young himself warning that Motorola could always change its mind... once again. In fact, the Razr 2 5G was rumored at one point to match the 6.7-inch main screen diagonal
of the Z Flip and Z Flip 5G, so this might actually be the second time the company has revised its plans already.
If the latest speculation does end up panning out, that means the recently pictured and rendered prototype
will probably be scrapped. Naturally, that could lead to an even longer delay than previously expected, although at least for the time being, the Motorola Razr 2 5G
is still tipped for a Q1 2021 release.
It also remains to be seen if the rest of the specs and features rumored so far
will stick, including an upper mid-range Snapdragon 765 processor, 8GB RAM count, 256GB storage space, single 48MP rear-facing camera, 20MP selfie shooter, a battery capacity of a little over 2,800mAh, and an unchanged 2.7-inch external display for notifications and quick app interactions.