Concept Lenovo allegedly used a fan-made video to flaunt the Motorola Razr foldable phone

Lenovo allegedly used a fan-made video to flaunt the Motorola Razr foldable phone

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One of the most intriguing trends we’re witnessing for the smartphone industry in 2019 is that of foldable smartphones. Titans such as Samsung and Huawei have already given us wholesome peeks at their vision of what foldable smartphones look like, even though neither has actually started selling them yet – while Xiaomi is in the battle too, with its double-folding concept smartphone. Parallel to these efforts, Motorola, which is now owned by Lenovo, has been vying to revive its iconic Razr lineup with a foldable smartphone that will differ from the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X greatly. Unlike these two smartphones which fold sideways, the Motorola Razr will feature a vertically folding design.

So far, we’ve had limited information about inwards-folding Motorola Razr with only cues about some special features for improved utilization of the dual-displays and its availability in the U.S. But in a first, we’re actually getting to see the Razr in action through a video. This video is allegedly leaked from a media briefing in China with Lenovo brandishing the sharp aesthetics of the Motorola Razr and also demonstrating the working of the hinge. But there’s more to this story than meets the eye.

At first, it would seem like this video is confirming a few things. The tall screen inside will also be complemented by a smaller one outside,  and it looks to have a single camera on the top half accompanied by a bold Motorola logo at the bottom. While there’s a notch on the top of the display inside the fold, we are unable to determine if there’s any selfie camera up top or just the solo earpiece.

Sadly, just a fan-made render

However, it turns out that this is just a fan-made render of the Motorola Razr, created by YouTuber Waqar Khan. The strange thing is Lenovo did use it in a presentation, as confirmed by Chinese publication Sina Technology, and Lenovo even added their logo at the end. The creator of the video says he did not give his permission to the company to use the video. There wasn’t any opposition from the company to this being posted online and this makes us really curious about its intentions behind the move. Whether this was just to gain some traction or to confirm that the actual smartphone resembles the concept is something we cannot be sure of, principally, because of the language barrier.

We hope to keep you updated about the alleged Motorola Razr as we get more reliable information. We do know that the smartphone is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset and will be sold via Verizon in the U.S. For now, you might want to take a look at a clearer picture in the original concept video by Khan.


Source 1: Sina Technology / Source 2: Weibo / Via: Engadget