A new Motorola Razr will be released this year as a $1,500 foldable phone

Motorola Razr V3i
Motorola Razr V3i (Image credit: Mobile Nations)

The Motorola Razr — yes, that Razr — is apparently making a comeback in 2019 and will be released exclusively on Verizon as soon as this February.

We'll give that a minute to sink it. You good? Let's continue.

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the new Razr is being made by Lenovo and will feature a foldable screen. That "folding screen" could mean it'll have a flip-phone design of its predecessors or go with something a bit more high-tech with a display that actually folds — similar to a device we saw at CES earlier this month. Those are two very different implementations, and right now, we aren't sure which one to expect.

Something else that's unknown are the specs of the phone. Will it support 5G? What kind of processor will it have? What cameras are we expecting? There's a lot that's still up in the air, but even so, it's hard to not get excited at the idea of a new Razr phone being released in 2019.

One thing that does seem fairly certain is the price.

WSJ notes that the Razr phone will cost a whopping $1,500 and that Lenovo is planning to manufacture 200,000 units. Add that together with it being exclusive to Verizon Wireless, and it seems pretty evident that the phone will probably be marketed as a limited edition collector type of gadget.

Does this sound like a phone you'd be interested in? Did you own one of the original Razr's back in the day? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Lmao. These prices man.
  • No different than when Plasma TV came out. New tech new cost. But I agree. I hit my threshold on $1000 phones.
  • I hit my threshold on $500 phones
  • There would have to be something really special about it for me to buy it. There is not enough nostalgia in the world to get me to pay $1,500 for an old style flip phone.
  • Its not going to be the old flip phone mr Gerry Rigged!!!
  • I like the idea. Use our nostalgia for the legendary device to help launch your new mobile platform. Will I buy it? At $1500, I'm thinking no, but I'm genuinely excited to see it.
  • Doesn't the Razr make a "comeback" every year?
  • I loved my navy blue Razr but the darned charge port stopped working after 5 months. From what I've read since that was an almost universal problem with that device. I've expressed my opinion of foldable phones all too often in the past so I'll spare you all a tedious repeat.
  • I wished they'd bring the old, original Razr back. Not for $1500 but I'd lay down $150 for it. Best phone ever made!
  • We had three of the originals, and the kids thought they were cool. I'm not sure what they could possibly put in the new one to make it worth $1,500. My limit for this would be $300 unless it had some mind blowing feature.
  • I find it attractive and interesting but that price omg no no.