So, you read about Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and how it folded before it launched, right? Then we read about Huawei’s foldable Mate smartphone and while it hasn’t folded, it has been delayed. The problem with foldable phones is obvious. However the hinge works, it must be foolproof, childproof, and unbreakable.
You know, like foldable phones of yesteryear. Remember the foldable Motorola Razr?
It’s almost ready for a comeback; perhaps later this year, or, put another way, after Samsung and Huawei bring out their version 2.0 foldables. With something like folding, there is no need to be first to market.
How do we know Motorola’s remake of the Raze will show up?
Rumor City. Rumorville.
The rumor comes from Dutch blog LetsGoDigital, which learned from an anonymous source that the phone will be launched in Europe in December or January. The site says they verified the information and believes it’s accurate
Uh huh. Sure. And that’s sufficient information to create a headline that is carved as fact, not fiction (which it is).
Motorola’s foldable Razr phone will launch by the end of the year
I’m not saying Motorola won’t release the expected Razr foldable by the end of the year, but I am saying I don’t care, and at $1,500, many others won’t care, either.
The Razr should be unveiled in the coming months in the US, with the phone expected to cost around $1,500 in the region. That’s some $500 cheaper than the Fold, and nearly $1,000 cheaper than the Mate X — the Huawei phone, however, isn’t expected to launch in America.
For what it’s worth, rumors are getting more accurate these days. From Apple. Think about what has taken place in the month or two prior to a new Apple product launch. Rumors, yes. But accurate rumors; accurate on major features, price tag, etc.
The way rumors work these days is, 1) believe most of non-crazy Apple rumors a month before launch, 2) ignore all the other rumors.
The Razr will not be a flagship phone, sporting mid-range specs at best. That might be how Motorola will be able to keep the price down for the foldable.
At $1,500 how is it not a flagship smartphone?
These are just unconfirmed rumors for the time being.
No they’re not. They’re rumors. When they’re confirmed, then they become facts. I think I’ll begin to think about foldable phones when I can hold one at the Apple Store.