The excited anticipation that preceded the launch of Motorola's revived Razr smartphone with a foldable display was such a depressing first practical feedback on the device: in many cases, the foldable panel was already on store devices, and the device's special hinge system problems, in some cases after unpacking the phone. In addition to the chunky price tag, the mid-range iron did not perform very well, even if they were able to outdo a few because of this extreme nostalgia factor – Motorola had been forced to carve out the price of the device for a few weeks anyway.
Now the manufacturer doesn't seem to care into the failure of the new Razr, and will even launch an updated version of it this year that could remedy its predecessor’s pediatrics. Motorola had already announced at the end of last year that it was planning to launch a 5G-supported Razr variant, and now XDA Developers, citing a representative of the parent company Lenovo, has also revealed a possible release date and expected specifications for the new model. The second launch of the Motorola Razr could see the light of day this September – although it's worth treating with some skepticism, as the current model hit stores three months after the announcement in February this year.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 processor will work with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 256 gigabytes of internal storage. The Snapdragon 765 chip, while still not a top processor, is a significant improvement over the previous 710 chip, plus it comes with 5G support, positioning the device significantly higher than the previous model. The increase in RAM from 6 to 8 gigabytes and the doubled storage space are also commendable innovations, and the manufacturer is rumored to have been able to fatten the battery to 2845 mAh – which is still not too generous for a large phone, but still a step forward. compared to the previous value of 2510 mAh. In addition, the cameras will be turbocharged by the manufacturer, with Samsung's 48-megapixel ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor on the back and a 20-megapixel camera expected on the front.
Not much will be seen at first glance, as the device retains its original parameters on the outside, both in terms of the size of the bendable “Flex View” display and the small “Quick View” panel for notifications when closed. Hopefully, however, the manufacturer will grind on the bendable display and hinge itself to eliminate the predecessor’s problems. With the second-generation Razr on board with Android 10, the company will target the North American and Chinese markets, according to XDA Developers, and it is not yet clear whether the device will reach Europe, for example.
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