Lenovo May Resurrect the RAZR as a Foldable Phone That Costs $1,500

BY Evan Selleck

Published 16 Jan 2019

According to a new report, the RAZR brand may see a resurrection in short order, with yet another foldable phone being rumored for an early 2019 launch.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday that Lenovo, the parent company of Motorola, is planning on bringing back the RAZR brand, with a foldable smartphone that may launch in February. This handset will feature a similar foldable design to what we’ve seen from other companies like Samsung, but there’s no specific word on just how the design will work. Will it have the horizontal folding design like Samsung? Or will Lenovo be going for a vertical fold, bringing back the flip-phone design from yesteryear.

The report does indicate that this will be a “luxury” handset, though, and it will be priced as such. At $1,500 the new RAZR phone won’t be cheap, but the foldable design shouldn’t suggest it would be. Unfortunately, any additional details on the upcoming device are unknown at this point, so we don’t know how big the displays will be, how much RAM the phone will have, the processor under the hood, or how much storage it will offer.

Lenovo is planning on partnering up with Verizon Wireless in the United States to handle the launch, and the company is planning on building 200,000 of the foldable phone. It is expected to arrive sometime in February, but no specific launch date has been confirmed just yet. If that is indeed the case we should start to see the rumor mill working to reveal the upcoming device, hopefully.

What do you think of this idea?

[via WSJ]