Do you remember the Motorola RAZR? Only a few days ago the phone was rumoured to be (re)launched soon as a foldable phone and today a new leak brings us the images of a patent that Motorola has filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. The images are quite clear and show a design very similar to the RAZR shell phone that has been so successfu.
The Motorola foldable phone design shown in the patent filing shows a handset with a tall display and a thick chin. The display will be foldable since the rear has a hinge in the middle to flip it close. The display will have a cutout on the top, similar to the notch on the iPhone X, to house the earpiece, while the thick chin below will have the mic and the speakers. The patent application shows the hinges will be visible on the front as well, though we can expect them to be hidden from plain view when the handset is launched.
Moving to the back panel, we can also see a smaller secondary screen on the upper half of the back panel, at the same place where the second CSTN display was on the original RAZR V3. This display in the foldable phone will be useful for accessing text messages, checking callers, and keeping tracking of notifications without ever opening the handset. Above the secondary display on the foldable Motorola phone will be what appears to be a camera, while the lower half will be home to the fingerprint sensor.
Once again, the rumors seem to confirm a price in the USA through Wireless Verizion of a good $ 1,500 at the launch, the new RAZR could become iconic as the predecessor, of course, but will it really be an adequate sum to ask buyers?