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Motorola's Next-Gen Razr Flip Phone Is Being Launched This Year

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Motorola's Next-Gen Razr Flip Phone Is Being Launched This Year

Motorola's next generation Razr flip phone is back, and it's better than ever.

Back before the days when smartphones ruled the world, the mobile phone market was ruled by indestructible Nokias and flashy flip-phones.

While the Nokia could probably survive you dropping a nuclear bomb on it and came with Snake, the greatest mobile phone game of all time, it was the flip phone which looked most impressive.

In that department the Motorola Razr was king, the dramatic action of flipping it open and closed was really impressive back in the noughties and for a while it seemed like the future.

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You weren't just lazily fishing your phone out of your pocket for a glance, you were flipping it open like some gadget from Star Trek with a mighty flick of your wrist or decisively snapping it shut, it made you feel powerful.

Over 130 million people bought a Motorola Razr, but sadly just as video killed the radio star, the touchscreen killed the flip-phone.

The original Motorola Razr was the coolest phone in the world for a good few years. Credit: Alamy
The original Motorola Razr was the coolest phone in the world for a good few years. Credit: Alamy

However, the smart flip-phone market is back and growing, while Motorola are set to have another go at making the Razr the number one phone to have in your hand.

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Right now Samsung dominates the market when it comes to smart flip-phones, especially since Motorola's first attempt to bring back a revamped version of the Razr didn't quite go to plan.

The new Motorola Razr debuted in 2020 to mixed reviews, but it put them back in the game as makers of smart flip-phones, after all, you've got to start somewhere.

Their next-gen Razr will once again be competing with Samsung, but this time Motorola have stolen a march on their competition by announcing theirs first.

Samsung are expected to unveil their Z Flip 4 on 10 August, but Motorola have an event pencilled into the diary for 2 August where they're expected to announce their next model of Razr.

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Motorola launched a new Razr in 2020, though it wasn't quite able to compete with Samsung's smartphones. Credit: Alamy
Motorola launched a new Razr in 2020, though it wasn't quite able to compete with Samsung's smartphones. Credit: Alamy

This product launch is set for China, so we don't know when the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on the next-gen Razr, but wouldn't it be something for flip-phones to make a bigger comeback?

Also set to be unveiled at the scheduled launch is Motorola's X30 Pro, which could be the first phone released with a 200 megapixel camera, but who cares about that when there are flip-phones to feel nostalgic over?

According to Android Authority, the next-gen Razr is rumoured to carry top of the line specs, including up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

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If the future of smartphones turns back to flip-phones then we're all for it, back in the noughties there was nothing cooler than flipping your phone open and closed.

Featured Image Credit: Motorola/Future

Topics: News, Technology

Joe Harker
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