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New Razr V4 flip phone: Could this be Motorola's first foldable Razr?

Lenovo's foldable Motorola Razr V4 shows up in an apparent leak.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

An image of the highly anticipated foldable Motorola Razr V4 may have leaked in alleged press renders of the device. 

Unlike Samsung's now delayed Galaxy Fold, a phone that opens up into a tablet, the revived Razr from Lenovo is reported to have a vertical fold, bringing back the classic and pocketable flip-phone design, this time with a full screen and no keypad. 

The Wall Street Journal in January reported Lenovo, which owns the Motorola brand, would launch the new Razr in February with a price tag of around $1,500. That didn't happen but a Motorola exec in February said the company is planning to launch a foldable phone this summer

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As per GSMArena, the images show the device's retail packaging will include a wireless charger while the device doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack. The box does include earbuds and USB-C to 3.5mm audio port dongle.   

The images show the rear of the phone in a folded state but not the screen. The device depicted is consistent with a recently found Motorola patent for a foldable phone. However, the images fail to confirm reports of a second smaller display on the outside. 

The Razr V4 is said to feature a 6.2-inch display and run on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.  

It's also speculated that the second screen on the outside can be used as a trackpad when unfolded. As Engadget reported, Motorola has found that the plastic coating on the OLED display it was testing can be very easily scratched by fingernails.  

While $1,500 is a lot for a smartphone, if it is available for that price it will be significantly cheaper than Samsung's $1,980 Galaxy Fold and the $2,600 price tag on Huawei's Mate X.   

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