News 20 January 2019

The Infamous Motorola Flip Phone Is Returning This Year

20 January 2019

For those tired of Apple and Android and are wanting a change, Motorola is bringing back their iconic flip phone – the Motorola RAZR – and it is due to be released later this year.

In a similar design to the Samsung’s ‘Infinity Flex Display’ on the Samsung Galaxy X, the new reincarnation of the Motorola RAZR will be a smartphone with a foldable screen instead of the infamous flip design. It has also been reported that the phones will have OLED display.

Rumours are swirling that the new Motorola RAZR will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress event which will take place in Barcelona in February which leaves little time for eager phone nostalgia fans to prepare.

Described as a “high end” phone, the RAZR will be a limited release with only a proposed 200,000 units being made and the phone will set customers back between £1000 and £1100.

The Motorola RAZR was first released fifteen years ago in 2004 and within two years, it became the world’s best selling flip phone with over 130 million sold. During the height of its popularity, the RAZR was endorsed by football legend David Beckham and the campaign was led by the infamous slogan “Hello Moto”.

The RAZR was re-released in 2011 as an Android version but has not been on the market since the recent Apple and Android-dominated concentration of the smartphone market.

Motorola was sold by Google in 2014 to electronics brand Lenovo for $2.91 billion (£2.25 billion) so perhaps Lenovo will add their own individual flair to the new design of the Motorola RAZR when it is released later this year.

2019 will see the release of several new phones including the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ4, Huawei P30 Pro, Samsung Galaxy X and reportedly the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.