The once known Motorola RAZR will return to the market this year, as soon as February according to the Wall Street Journal. Motorola’s parent company, Lenovo, has reportedly entered into an exclusive partnership with Verizon to sell the phone, costing around $1,500.
In the journal report, it states that Lenovo is planning a production cycle in the amount of 200,000 devices. This wouldn’t be the first time Motorola will resurrect the Motorola Razr name. Back in 2011, they collaborated with Verizon to release the Droid Razr, which was the thinnest smartphone at the time, 7.1 millimeters thick.
However, dragging and dropping old smartphone designs into updated forms is starting to become a trend. Nokia has practically turned it into a cottage industry with re-releases of Nokia 3310, but these devices were supposed to be fun, nostalgic not flagship competitors.
The smartphone is still a mystery, as the design and specifications of the phone are still yet to be discovered. If the phone turns out to be foldable, the Motorola Razr will join the increasingly saturated field of phones with foldable displays. Last week at CES we first got to know the flexpay from Royale, and the promised Samsung Galaxy F could debut in the coming months.