Motorola is a brand that is synonymous with producing high-quality smartphones at cost-effective price points. What it is also synonymous with is something a lot of millennials might not know about, the Moto Razr.
Launched initially in 2003, the Razr was the one of the world's first phones to feature a flip mechanism, in which you had to flip it shut to end the call or perform other actions. With almost every other professional making use of this phone, it was more of a style statement a decade ago.
With the advent of smartphones, the Razr's trend faded out and soon it became extinct. If you have been in the hope of its inevitable return, we have some good news for you. Lenovo (Motorola's parent company) has teased that, at Lenovo Tech World, on June 9, the company will most probably announce a successor to the original Moto Razr flip phone.
With the advent of humongous smartphones in 2016, owning a compact flip phone would be a bliss. Little do people know that Motorola Moto Razr broke all cellphone records by selling over 130 million units in its four years of existence.
WHY WAS THE MOTO RAZR PHASED OUT?
The initial version of the Moto Razr, V3, was launched in 2003, to a positive reception. As is with every technological product, an improved version of the phone, V3i, came into existence the following year with better battery and hardware specifications.
After this model, came the turnaround for the Razr brand. By that time, smartphones had started to come into the market and the Razr2 was a phone with a larger screen, external buttons, and a thinner frame. With this concluded the history of the Moto Razr and Motorola ventured into Android devices completely.
WHAT'S NEW THIS TIME AROUND?
While we just have this teaser video with us to gather back the nostalgia associated with the Moto Razr, it doesn't really tell us much about the anticipated launch event. It will most certainly be powered by Android OS as any older OS would be impractical to implement. Also, it would have much better hardware specs including a decent processor and sufficient RAM.
Also, the Moto Razr is expected to have a slim body with a 3-inch screen and the exact same form factor. It could be available in Gold or Rose Gold color variants considering that's what the market prefers currently.