We've already seen plenty of photos of Samsung's upcoming vertically-folding phone, the Galaxy Z Flip, but never any video footage. That seems to have changed, as a brief video of the device has surfaced online.
There's been a ton of buzz around Motorola's reimagining of the iconic Razr — so much so that they had to push back the initial pre-order and release dates to meet demand. Luckily, it seems that Motorola is holding to their promise of a short delay, as they've announced the new availability dates for the Razr today: pre-orders will begin January 26th with phones becoming available on February 6th.
Clamshell phones are still very much alive in Asia, as evidenced by last year's $2,700 Samsung W2019 flip phone (pictured above). Samsung is preparing to announce its next flip phone, and not only will it support 5G, but it might have a foldable screen.
Motorola, best known for producing mediocre mid-range phones and not delivering software updates, has been working on a foldable phone under its old 'Razr' brand for a while now. You may recall that Lenovo showed off a video of the device to Chinese press earlier this year, which turned out to be a fan concept video with the watermarks (mostly) removed. At long last, Motorola may finally be ready to show off the mythical phone.
Although foldable phones are still in their nascent stage, often riddled with teething problems and multiple delays, they're being developed and fervently hyped by more and more players interested in them becoming the next big thing. Motorola, like Samsung and Huawei, will be releasing a foldable smartphone of its own using its RAZR branding before the end of 2019, according to an individual with close ties to Motorola.
After the botched debut of Samsung’s first folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold has been re-engineered and is ready for the mass market. With wide availability just starting to ramp up, JerryRigEverything is here to see if one of the most anticipated Android devices of the year will fold under pressure.
Lenovo has a history of not being fully honest when it comes to announcing phones. Last year, the company was criticized for teasing a bezel and notch-less phone, only for the real phone to have a notch and significant bezels. This time, Lenovo showed off renders for its in-development fodable Razr phone to press in China — except it was a fan-made mockup used without permission.
Several rumors are suggesting Motorola is considering releasing a foldable device soon, including a hint from the company's VP of Global Product, Dan Dery. After all, it's only fair to expect Lenovo's subsidiary to try to rival Samsung and Huawei in this promising market. According to the grapevine, the manufacturer is looking at reviving the iconic RAZR brand with a flip phone that features an internal bendable display and a smaller outer screen. Details on how the latter will interact with Android have leaked, and the least we can say is that it looks quite limited.