Motorola has confirmed it is launching a foldable phone and all the rumours point to the device being a redesigned version of its Razr flip phone, which launched way back in 2004.

This is everything we know about the Motorola Razr foldable phone so far.

Quick summary

  • Release expected by end of 2019

The Motorola Razr foldable is expected to be released at some point in 2019. It looks like the device will be a redesign of the 2004 Motorola Razr flip phone but switch the numerical keyboard and top display for a full OLED display that folds in half.

A secondary display is expected on the outside of the device that will deliver notifications when the device is closed. This could be a trackpad for basic functions when the device is open.

Motorola Razr foldable specs

These are the rumoured specifications for the Motorola Razr foldable phone so far.

  • 6.2-inch internal OLED display
  • 2142 x 876 resolution
  • Secondary external display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB storage
  • 2730mAh battery

What's happened?

Here is everything that has happened so far regarding Motorola's foldable phone.

20 August 2019: New Moto RAZR coming to Europe too, December/January launch mooted

It's been reported that Motorola's folding RAZR smartphone is going to launch in Europe, and that it's expected to launch somewhere around December 2019 - January 2020 timeframe. 

According to this report, it's going to cost around €1500, which is considerably cheaper than the Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X. 

17 May 2019: Motorola shows off Razr foldable concept video

Motorola has shown off a video concept of its Moto Razr foldable handset. We've previously seen leaked images of the device, but this video came from Lenovo itself. 

The 30-second video shared on Weibo appears to have originated from a Moto fan, but Motorola's parent company Lenovo showed it off at a press event - likely because it shows off the phone in a good light and makes it look like a desirable device.

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29 April 2019: This is Motorola's upcoming Razr foldable

Some images appeared on Weibo, republished by SlashLeaks showing what appears to be the Motorola Razr and its packaging. 

The renders show a flip phone but with a continuous display across both halves when unclasped.

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13 March 2019: Specs might not be what you'd hoped for

XDA Developers have reported that sources have claimed the Motorola Razr foldable will feature mid-range specifications. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage have been reported.

The battery capacity is said to be 2730mAh and the internal display is claimed to be 6.2-inches with a 2142 x 876 pixel resolution. It is expected to come in white, black and gold variants.

8 March 2019: Motorola Razr dual-screen design confirmed

Sources told XDA Developers that the Motorola Razr will have a secondary external display but it won't offer a complete Android experience unless you open the phone. The second display might then act as a trackpad - a feature that is said to be in testing phase, offering simple functions like scrolling Google Chrome pages.

27 February 2019: Motorola says its foldable is coming

Motorola confirmed to Engadget that it is developing a foldable device and it will launch no later than everybody else in the market.

It also said it was testing an OLED device with a plastic film on top and that the device wouldn't feature a display on the outside like the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei Mate X because the display "has a short life right away".

9 February 2019: Concept video appears online

Waqar Khan published a concept video of the Motorola Razr showing what the handset might look like from a range of angles.

25 January 2019: More Motorola Razr 2019 evidence emerges

Motorola is said to have hired Korean manufacturer Kolon Industries to make transparent, highly flexible polyimide films that will cover the display and protect it. It was claimed the display underneath the plastic film will be a bendable OLED panel.

21 January 2019: Motorola Razr patent appears online

A patent application was discovered by 91 Mobiles showing a device similar in design to the 2004 Motorola Razr flip phone but with a display that runs the entire length rather than featuring a top screen and numerical keyboard.

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The patent was filed at the end of 2018. It also showed a second display on the rear, as well as a camera and fingerprint sensor.

16 January 2019: Razr next for retro revival as foldable phone

The Wall Street Journal reported that "people familiar with the matter" said Lenovo will partner with Verizon in the US for a new version of the Razr that will have a foldable display and cost $1500.