Last Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Lenovo and Motorola will soon release a revival of its famed Razr V3 flip phone with a brand-new foldable display design, and it could cost $1,500.
There’s no mention of the name “Razr” in the patent, but anyone who remembers Motorola’s Razr flip phones will immediately recognize the design in the patent. It looks nearly identical, at least on the outside. The inside of the phone, however, potentially reveals what Lenovo and Motorola have in mind for a new Razr flip smartphone with a foldable display.
I should stress that patents don’t typically reveal exactly what to expect in a new upcoming device. Rather, patents only show what kinds of ideas a company has — and that idea ever seeing the light of day isn’t guaranteed. Either way, based on the design patent images below, it seems that Motorola’s idea is to make a modern rendition of its Razr flip phone that looks nearly identical to the original.
Check out the images from Motorola’s patent filing for a new Razr device with a foldable display: