Foldable Motorola Razr hits Bluetooth SIG, launch might be getting closer

Motorola Razr 2019

Motorola Razr 2019 confirmed: new Samsung Galaxy Fold rival to launch soon

In terms of what the new Motorola Razr folding phone will look like, illustrations of the pliable device originally filed with a Motorola patent surfaced in January.

The Bluetooth Launch Studio listing for the Motorola XT2000-1 device comes with a description that leaves no room for misunderstandings: this is the upcoming Motorola Razr mobile phone that will launch exclusively for Verizon Wireless in the US.

This listing not only re-confirms that the phone will carry the Razr branding, but that it will be launched by Verizon in the States. As tipped by XDA's Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, the Motorola Razr is most likely to be launched exclusively via Verizon in the USA, even though it might later be launched in other regions. As we leave behind the Moto G7 series, we're left in a holding pattern for what might be a foldable phone that will bring up the legacy RAZR name. It remains to be seen if the foldable Razr smartphone will be launched in markets outside the US. Thanks to the mid-range chipset, the foldable Motorola Razr will be priced lower than other foldable smartphones launched so far.

If Motorola ends up using that design as a guideline for a real smartphone, you can expect the device to fold right down the middle, after which a secondary display on the outside will activate, and it will show you all the necessary info. That secondary display will be considerably smaller than on the Huawei Mate X, for example, though it is expected to be touch-sensitive, so that you can use the phone even when it's folded. The Motorola Razr is expected to cost around $1,500, at least according to a report that surfaced a while back.

It is still unclear if the Motorola Razr will be a 5G phone or not, however rumours now say it will deliver two screens, one with a 6.2-inch OLED panel (876 x 2142), and a second 600 x 800 resolution display that is unknown in terms of size. That's significantly lower than the starting price of foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei.

In February this year, Motorola confirmed that its first foldable smartphone will be arriving later this year.

In the previous leak, Mishaal also revealed that the Motorola Razr will run on the Snapdragon 710 platform with options between 4GB and 6GB of RAM, as well as 64GB and 128GB of onboard storage. It was suggested that the phone could've been released that very month, but that obviously did not happen.

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