The reimagined Motorola Razr was one of the most popular smartphones of 2020 when it went on sale at the start of this year – and now it looks like a successor is waiting in the wings.
Currently referred to as the Razr 2 or Razr 5G, the new model is likely to carry over the same design as its predecessor, which itself was a reimagining of the iconic Razr V3 flip phone of the noughties.
According to the often-accurate technology leaker Evan Blass, the new phone will have 5G connectivity (which the current Razr misses out on), 256GB of storage, a new 'Mercury Silver' color option, and a much improved camera system.
Many felt the camera system of the current Razr was a real disappointment, offering a resolution of just 16-megapixel with the rear sensor and five megapixels for the front. This was seen as insufficient for a phone costing a hefty $1,500.
To address this, the new 5G model is expected to have a 48-megapixel rear camera and a 20-megapixel front camera.
The screen size will remain the same at 6.2 inches, suggesting the design will remain largely unchanged. However, we would like to see improvements to the build quality of the Razr, which was criticized for creaking and making clicking sounds when opened and closed. Waterproofing will still be missing, which isn't a surprise given the hinge mechanism used to fold the phone open and closed.
Additional information tweeted by Blass states the Razr 5G will have support for one nano SIM card and one digital e-SIM.
Further gossip about the new Motorola Razr comes from MySmartPrice, which spotted the phone on the 3C certification website, a sign that the phone should be going on sale sooner rather than later. This certification states a handset with 5G and 18W fast charging.
Although revealed in late-2019, the current Razr was delayed and didn't go on sale until early 2020. Being July now, it feels quite early for a replacement handset, so we wonder if it will arrive towards the fall or winter. That said, the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin is due to take place in early September, and could be where the new Razr is revealed.
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