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Motorola RAZR Foldable Phone Launch Set For Next Month, hints Teaser

Motorola, famous for producing mid-range phones, has been rumored to be working on bringing back its foldable phone under its iconic RAZR handset. The company in February confirmed that it was working on the handset with a vertical folding screen. Now some reports suggest that the company is planning to launch the much-awaited smartphone in November this year. Motorola is reportedly sending invitations for a November 13 event with an extremely-short GIF that apparently teases the foldable phone. “You are going to flip,” reads the message in the invitation. While it is next to impossible to confirm that the GIF shows RAZR handset, it certainly looks like that signature hinge of iconic RAZR is being pulled away only to replace it with some sort of hinge underneath.

Earlier, there were reports that RAZR foldable could be launched in summer 2019 but it didn’t happen for some reason. The schedule was fixed with the aim of competing with Huawei and Samsung who were expected to launch their foldable phones by 2019 summer. But the launch Huawei’s Mate X got postponed and the Samsung Galaxy Fold fell just short of making it to market as the review units developed serious hardware problems, Motorola probably saw the wisdom in not rushing to market. The company is now apparently going to launch this foldable smartphone in November at an event in Los Angeles. According to the invitation sent, special guests and musical performers will be part of the event.

Some reports have suggested that the phone will be priced at around USD 1500. Motorola, owned by Lenovo, has partnered with Verizon to sell the device in the United States. The pricing is very aggressive as the Samsung Galaxy Fold costs USD 1,980. However, it would be more expensive than most high-end smartphones like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus or even iPhone XS Max. Some of the leaked specifications of the RAZR smartphone claimed that it will have 6.2 inches display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with a battery of 2,730 mAh. The phone is expected to have 4GB and 6GB variants with an internal storage capacity of 64GB and 128GB. It is expected to come in three colors i.e. white, black and gold.

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