30 July 2021
Motorola is said to be taking a year gap for the launch of its new foldable phone. This is according to a report by the display expert Ross Young. In his report for “Quarterly Foldable/Rollable Display Shipment and Technology Report,” Young has mentioned that Motorola is unlikely to refresh its foldable phone series this year and rather wait for 2022 to launch its new offering.
One company not introducing a new foldable this year is Motorola. The next Razr now isn’t expected until the second half of 2022 as they look to re-invent their foldable design.
The report doesn’t specify any reason to back this claim but it believes that the company is re-inventing the foldable design and hence it will take some time.
For comparison, Motorola took the wraps off its second-gen foldable Razr phone in September last year. The phone was refreshed with 5G and new cameras over the first-gen Razr phone came in November 2019. It is currently unknown what improvements the next-gen Razr phone will bring. But, we are eager to know and learn about them, especially when the company is speculated to take a year gap.
Skipping one complete year indicates some ambitious plans. It is possible that Motorola might refresh the design entirely or do an under-the-hood overhaul. We might see the upcoming Motorola Razr in a completely different avatar, maybe a design similar to the Samsung Galaxy X Fold 2? Well, if the report is correct, Motorola might be looking into such possibilities or have taken the decision already. But, whatever it is, we would like to see it coming at better pricing.
Last year’s Motorola Razr was highly criticized because of the high price tag. It did come up with major improvements like cameras, chipset, and battery life but this collectively can’t justify the high price that was $1,400. The phone has a complex hinge system and a flexible OLED display too but overall, the price has to go a bit lower. This holds true for other smartphone manufacturers too if they want the concept to go commercialize.
The report puts many other insights related to foldable and rollable displays, markets, and technologies. You can read from the source link provided below.