This new Motorola Razr smartphone is the next-gen flip phone

The OG Razr flip phone is back! The newest Motorola Razr smartphone gives a more practical take on the much-hyped foldable screen tech / Credit: Motorola

The original Motorola Razr is back again! Well, sort of. Today, the cool and rad classic flip phone has just made a huge comeback with the reveal of its latest smartphone iteration.

Foldable screen technology may not be an official fad yet, but a number of tech companies this year have unveiled, and even commercially released their own versions of this bendable gimmick. Huawei and Samsung pick up on the transformable concept with their Mate X and Galaxy Fold models respectively. Microsoft, on the other hand, opted for a simpler build, ditching foldable screen tech altogether for two separate screens with its Surface Neo and Duo tablets.

Motorola, seemingly unwilling to be left behind in what’s essentially its specialty before the advent of smartphones, unveils its upcoming smartphone that sports a horizontal flip design. When unflipped, it has the look and size of an average smartphone. But when flipped, it compacts down to a size and form factor very reminiscent of the original Razr flip phone.

As a result of this design, it has a more familiar form factor (both when flipped and unflipped), which is enhanced further by the robust-looking design of completely sealed edges and teardrop-shaped rounded bend. Essentially, this makes the new Motorola Razr a few steps forward compared to the rest in terms of practicality, trumping Samsung’s previously unveiled clamshell foldable concept just a month prior.

Specifications-wise, the screen itself is a 6.2-inch plastic OLED (P-OLED) screen that has a resolution of 2142×876, with a secondary 800×600 glass OLED screen on the backside for its flipped mode. For its other innards, it has a 16MP main camera, a 5MP front camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU, and a 2510 mAh battery. The model that is currently demoed on most tech-related sites and channels has 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

If you are expecting this phone to make its timely arrival during this year’s Black Friday sale, or even on Christmas, then you’re out of luck. The new Razr foldable won’t be out until at least next year. Even then, its current price tag of $1,500 might just be a bit too steep for people eager to experience its more practical version of the much-hyped foldable tech.

At the very least though, you can watch Motorola’s kickass product teaser video here:

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