Remember the RAZR? Well, the ultra-thin mobile phone that was all the rage throughout the aughts may be making a triumphant return.
While previous reports have suggested that Motorola would be bringing back the classic mobile device next month, a tweet today by prolific phone leaker Evan Blass may have just given us our first real look at the “reinvented icon.”
The device itself appears to sport pretty much the exact same form factor as previous RAZR devices, but with a distinctly modern twist.
It’s rumored to a foldable smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. But, instead of folding out to be a tablet, it’ll fold vertically in a shape reminiscent of a flip phone.
Blass’ leaked image on Thursday also shows off what appears to be a fingerprint sensor on the chin.
While the main image doesn’t show off the device in its unfolded state, it does give the hint of a display on the exact spot where the previous RAZR keypad would be, which you can see in the image below.
Blass also shared another image of the upcoming RAZR device showing its completely folded state. The front face of the new RAZR, when completely folded, will also be a display. And the image gives a glimpse of what a text notification would look like on it.
Beyond the foldable form factor, the upcoming RAZR is rumored to sport the usual range of Android flagship specs. Reports suggest it’ll have a 6.2-inch folding display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and a 2,730 mAh battery.
It’ll come with 4 or 6GB of RAM and in 64GB or 128GB storage variants. Users will be able to buy the device in white, black or gold — but it won’t come cheap. Past rumors have suggested that the device could start at $1,500.
The company is expected to unveil the new RAZR device at a press event on Wednesday, Nov. 13 in Los Angeles.
Motorola isn’t the only phone company to be developing a “flip smartphone” — Samsung and Apple are also said to be experimenting with the form factor. But with an expected unveiling early next month, it may just be the first.