Motorola's RAZR may return in 2019 as a premium limited edition foldable smartphone

Motorola will likely make only 2,00,000 units of the new foldable Motorola Razr.

Motorola may not be amongst the biggest names any longer when it comes to smartphones but that wasn't always the case. Before Android took over the smartphone market Motorola's RAZR lineup was definitely among the most desirable phones that one could own.

According to a new report, Motorola is coming back with a new foldable RAZR smartphone.

A model presents a TV service on a Motorola RAZR V3x phone. Image: Reuters

A model presents a TV service on a Motorola RAZR V3x phone. Image: Reuters

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Motorola’s RAZR is apparently making a comeback and soon. Lenovo is apparently looking to bring back the RAZR with a new foldable smartphone, presumably running on top of Android. The device is expected to cost $1,500 in the US and will be sold exclusively through Verizon Wireless.

However, at this point, it is unclear if "foldable smartphone" means we’ll see a classic clamshell design, as it could also refer to a design similar to what we’re expecting from Samsung next month. The device could debut as soon as next month, but apparently, it’s "still in testing" at the moment. The report by The Verge also mentions that Motorola will likely make only 2,00,000 units of this new device, so you could refer to it as a limited edition phone of sorts.

Nothing about the phone as such has been outed so you might have to wait on a while longer for those details to be out.

This wouldn't be the first time Motorola's tried to revive the RAZR brand nostalgia. In 2012, the company launched a few Verizon-exclusive Android smartphones such as the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx in the US, but neither of them made a mark like the original lineup.

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