The Razr Is Coming Back

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The king of the cell phones in 2004 could be making a comeback, as Motorola appears to be preparing a new version of the iconic Razr this time with a folding touch screen on the inside.

First reported on by the Wall Street Journal the new phone is rumoured to launch in early February and come with a hefty price tag of $1500 USD and be exclusive to Verizon in the US.

Today The Verge found a recent registration with the World Intellectual Property Organization which shows off a device that looks strikingly similar to the 2004 Motorola Razr with a few exceptions.

The phone appears similar to the original with its chin lip, and folding hinge, but once flipped open the upper would be presented with a large touch screen spanning the full height of the device. Along with the display on the inside, there will also be a display on the outside lid of the phone for what I would guess would display notifications while closed.

At first, I thought this was just a cheap ploy by Lenovo (Motorola's parent company) to cash in on the iconic name many remember from the past, but after looking at the leaked images, I find myself interested in the device. Instead of a dull black slab, which so many phones have become, this one has some exciting styling and curves not seen on phones in 2018.

I can't wait to see what this device turns out to look like this year, and I look forward to other folding phones coming out this year. It's 2019 the year of the folding smartphone.

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