13 August 2020
Update: May 26, 2020
Specifications of the Motorola Razr 2 have surfaced as part of a massive leak. According to XDA’s sources, the upcoming Motorola Razr will still feature mid-range specifications and the main highlight is the Snapdragon 765 5G chipset. Furthermore, as per the sources, the phone will come with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and a slightly bigger 2,845mAh battery.
It will include a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor, an upgrade over the 16MP main camera on the current Motorola Razr. It will have a 20MP front camera, a big jump from the 5MP. The report further mentions that the new Motorola Razr will run Android 10 out-of-the-box. It will, however, apparently receive the same dimensions as the existing Razr foldable phone, so expect to see the same 6.2-inch foldable screen and a 2.7-inch outer display.
The source has also claimed that the code name of the second-generation Motorola Razr is “smith” and the model name is “XT2071-4.”
While reporting the massive leak, XDA brought this to everyone’s attention that almost every leak on the first-generation Motorola Razr shared by it turned out to be accurate. But things can change before launch. So, better take them with a pinch of salt.
Original Post (May 21, 2020)
Motorola Razr (2019) is an evolved form of Motorola’s iconic Razr phone and this is the real charm. The design of the company’s first-ever foldable display phone is based on a phone that had its own glamour at a certain age. Motorola added a foldable display to it and made it a viable phone of today. But the company’s efforts do not stop there as it plans to bring more foldable phones to the market.
In a recent podcast of Reframed Tech channel, Lenovo South Africa general manager Thibault Dousson confirmed that there is a new iteration of the Razr phone coming up and it will come up as soon as in September.
He didn’t utter a word on its details nor did he reveal any other particulars like pricing but he did make a mention of the second generation Razr at one more point of time in the podcast (at 42-minute mark).
So, we are unable to tell you what new skills the successor to the Razr foldable phone will come up with. The currently available Razr foldable phone carries a flip phone design that folds out vertically. It carries mid-range specifications like Snapdragon 710 SoC compared to the super expensive Galaxy Fold. So, expect the successor to follow the same path and hold less expensive price tag compared to other foldable phones.
While the Motorola Razr was modest on specs, it was exceptional on design. In fact, it has inspired its competitors to follow the same path of a clamshell design. Samsung, for instance, launched the Z Flip in February and it is also rumored to build more such foldable phones.
The podcast titled “Lenovo, Motorola and the future of tech” under the Reframed Tech channel is available on Spotify which you can listen to following the link provided below.