Evan Blass (Twitter)
If you’re filled with nostalgia for a new Motorola RAZR — one with a folding screen — you won’t need to wait any longer to see what the company’s been cooking.
Ahead of the handset’s official unveiling next month, a flurry of leaked images from the reliable Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) now show the folding handset from practically every angle — and it looks a lot like the classic RAZR V3 from 2004. Motorola has already teased a new hinge for this foldable RAZR, and this leaked image shows the displays will flip into place.
Here’s a gallery of all the images Blass has uncovered today — which seem to reveal a second screen on the flip-up lid of the phone, right next to the primary camera, to help you take quality selfies. It appears to be a functional touchscreen as well, if another image is to be trusted:
There’s also what appears to be a button or perhaps even a fingerprint reader at the base of the device. It could even be a home button, or it could be used to flip the display out. (Several Verge staffers are hoping the RAZR has a spring-loaded hinge.)
Mobielkopen has also published similar images of the foldable RAZR that show the separate display on the outside:
Earlier this year, an XDA-developers source suggested the RAZR would be powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC and have a 6.2-inch OLED display, while the secondary display may come with a fairly low resolution of 600 x 800 — which suggests it might be limited to basic functionality like those aforementioned selfie previews and the ability to triage notifications.
Previous leaks and patent filings had suggested there will be a single main display that folds vertically and flips out into place, and we certainly seem to be seeing that in Blass’s leaked images, and it appears to be a notched display of some sort. A Wall Street Journal report from earlier this year suggested that the device could cost as much as $1,500. We’ll find out for sure on November 13th, which is when Motorola is set to unveil this nostalgic device.
The RAZR foldable will join similar revivals from HMD, a company that licensed the Nokia brand to rerelease the Nokia 3310, Nokia 8810, and even the iconic 2720 flip phone earlier this year. Motorola’s efforts certainly appear to have a far more modern foldable approach to bringing back a classic phone. We’ll be waiting to see if this particular folding display holds up, though.
Update, 7:05PM ET: Article updated with even more images and findings, and added citation for XDA-developers as to the phone’s rumored specs.