The age of the collapsible telephone had a difficult beginning. Then, when rumors began to circulate that Moto would revive Razr and give a flexible display, it seemed like a risky proposition at best. But recently, an alleged leaked image of Razr's reboot struck the network, and some of those fears were quickly quieted, because at least from this image, the new Razr looks really smooth.
The leaked photo, which was first discovered by SlashLeaks, shows a phone that looks like a very faithful re-creation of the popular flip phone from the early 2000's except that instead of having a display on top and a T9 keyboard below, the interior of the new Razr has been updated with a new flexible display that covers the entire length of the phone.
It looks like Moto kept his chin a bit bulky but distinct from Razr, which actually looks a little thicker than what you'd find in an original Razr. Meanwhile, at the top of the screen, there's a new notched cutout for the new Razr headset. However, there does not seem to be a selfie camera inside the phone or at least none that is immediately identifiable, which would certainly be a bold choice.
Based on what we hear during the launch of the new Razr, there is a good chance that this is how the final product will be. Motorola did not immediately return the Gizmodo request for comment.
The internal screen dimensions of the rebooted Razr also appear to have a good balance between bending capacity and size, with the phone holding something close to a traditional ratio of 18: 9 or possibly 21: 9. This could make the new Razr less complicated to use than other foldable phones, such as Galaxy Fold, which features a 4.2: 3 aspect ratio, and Huawei Mate X, which has a more square 8: 7.1 aspect ratio.
But perhaps the most interesting thing about Razr's leaked photo, considering the problems that Samsung had with the Galaxy Fold, is the hinge in the middle of the phone that looks substantially thinner than anything we've seen on a folding phone so far.
Not only is there a lot of concern about the durability of folding phones, but the biggest concern for Razr is that if it has a gap like that of the Galaxy Fold, it can take away the thin and apparently quite compact dimensions of the phone. That said, as demonstrated by a technology demo released by Sharp earlier this month with some clever features, it is at least possible to hide the gap to create a more elegant and simplified design.
That's because, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X, the updated Razr is not really trying to be a device that offers users an extra large screen. Instead, it's going in another direction, offering something significantly smaller and more portable than the glass gadgets we have today, but which can be deployed to deliver something with a "full-size" screen.
The other important feature that this leaked image does not show is whether the new Razr has a screen on the outside of the phone, as the original did. However, based on how Razr's design is compared to the original, it seems a fairly safe bet.
However, with previous rumors that the restart of the Motr Razr could cost about $ 1,500, it is too much to ask for the larger volume of pocket. But based only what we saw of this leaked photo, if (and this is a big problem) Moto can make a collapsible Razr that looks like this and works as advertised, even with an expensive price, it is not required to be a handful of people interested in a reimagined flip phone updated with the best technology of 2019.