4G LTE-only Motorola Razr with chin-mounted fingerprint sensor
While it’s definitely no big secret that Motorola’s reimagined Razr failed to set the world on fire with its sales numbers, it’s also not easy to pinpoint the main reason why this nostalgia-evoking foldable smartphone was so unsuccessful compared to Samsung’s similar Galaxy Z Flip.
Well, hello there, AT&T customers
Bottom line, we can think of many different explanations why this rookie foldable smartphone effort failed to get off the ground, each of which makes sense on its own, combining to form a pretty much infallible recipe for failure.
But while it’s definitely utopian to expect the company to learn from all of its mistakes, it looks like Motorola will not be repeating one of the biggest strategic errors listed above when releasing the Razr 5G. That’s because mobile leaking legend Evan Blass has just shared a terribly blurry render of an AT&T-specific Motorola Razr 5G model on his Twitter feed.
Technically, the upgraded handset hasn’t been confirmed for Verizon availability yet, so Motorola could simply change its carrier partner for the exclusivity of the new foldable. But given the long-standing relationship between the Lenovo-owned device manufacturer and America’s largest wireless service provider, we’re ready to bet the farm that Big Red will not abandon the reborn Razr quite so fast.
Meanwhile, although the details in the newly leaked product depiction are truly impossible to make out, we can easily tell the Motorola Razr 5G will retain its predecessor’s somewhat unnecessary notch and decidedly distinctive chin.
A largely unchanged design and some moderately upgraded specs
Previously leaked Motorola Razr 5G images
Speaking of power, we expect this fall’s Motorola Razr 5G to come with a Snapdragon 765 processor under its hood, as well as 8 gigs of RAM. That may not sound impressive by today’s ultra-high-end standards, but it should mark a notable improvement over the Snapdragon 710 and 6GB memory-packing “OG” Razr.