The Motorola RAZR successor may have been delayed until early 2021

Motorola RAZR
Motorola RAZR (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Motorola may not release another foldable smartphone this year.
  • The RAZR successor has apparently been delayed by a quarter and is now likely to go on sale in early 2021.
  • It was previously rumored to be unveiled in the third quarter of 2020.

Motorola RAZR 2, which is rumored to come with a more powerful Snapdragon 765 chipset and a few other upgrades, may not be launched this year. According to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, the RAZR 2 has been delayed by a quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A Lenovo executive had revealed last month that the RAZR successor would be released around September this year.

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If Young's information is accurate, the Motorola RAZR 2 will be launched sometime early next year. However, it is possible that the Lenovo-owned company will announce the phone in the fourth quarter of the year and begin selling it in the first quarter of 2021. The first-generation Motorola RAZR was announced in November last year but went on sale in select markets only in February.

The Motorola RAZR 2's main rival will be the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, which is tipped to debut alongside the Galaxy Note 20 series and the Galaxy Fold 2 in August. Unlike the 4G Galaxy Z Flip, which runs on a Snapdragon 855+ processor, the 5G-enabled version of the phone is rumored to have the latest Snapdragon 865 under the hood.

Motorola RAZR 2, the other hand, is expected to be powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 765 processor, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It is also rumored to feature a 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor on the back and a 20MP front camera for selfies. The foldable phone may also feature a 6.7-inch "Flex View" display and a slightly larger outer display than its predecessor.

Motorola RAZR review: As useful as a dull razor blade

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • Bub wasn't the original razr released early this year? Why would've they wanted the second one out in the same year
  • I believe the original razr was supposed to be released in December but due to demand it got pushed to February of this year. Had they kept that original release date then it would have made more sense to have the successor to be released at the same time. Now it seems as if this delay will make it so that the new razr actually is released a year later when the original razr was released. Now that I typed all of that I think I confused myself.