• The inside screen in all its glory. Check out the curved display sides! Look at that notch! Evan Blass
  • Another inside shot. This shows a simple Android lockscreen. Evan Blass
  • Here you can see an Android Messages notification, and I guess the thumb-on-glass gesture means this is also a touchscreen. Evan Blass
  • An Android lockscreen with some notifications. Evan Blass
  • Selfie mode. Evan Blass

Update 6:30pm ET: Evan Blass has dropped even more images of the new Razr on his private Twitter account (which you can see above), and these are much more revealing than the initially-published images. We actually get clear views of the inner and outer screen now, which shows clearly that, yes, the inside of the phone houses one long, skinny, flexible display.

A notch at the top houses the earpiece and front facing camera, and there's a complicated-looking hinge mechanism in the middle. The display looks unlike anything else on the market, with an absolutely wild curve happening on the top and bottom edges of the display. The aspect ratio is tall and skinny—it seems like it's way taller than 21:9, but the angled images make it hard to tell exactly. If we take a rough measurement of the Motorola's patent drawings, which provide a front view, we get 23:9.

So far, this looks like a very faithful recreation of the original Razr phone, and this new incarnation does really come to market, is that a good design? Is a tall, skinny screen really appropriate for Android, which was primarily designed for 16:9 devices? Will that bottom chin get in the way of navigation gestures or buttons, which in a modern smartphone now live at the very bottom of the screen?

Again, I'm getting very strong "too good to be true" vibes here. Did Motorola really out-design its much larger, much better-funded competition this badly? The difference between this design and pie-in-the-sky fan renders (which Motorola allegedly passed off as its own work, by the way) is basically zero. It's hard to imagine a mid-range phone maker like Motorola pulling off something like this before any of the bigger companies.

Original Story 12:46pm ET:

  • Behold the Moto Razr. Supposedly. Man, it is dark in here. Evan Blass
  • It's not pretty but we can turn on the lights in Photoshop. I spy a USB-C port and fingerprint reader on the bottom chin and a camera bump on the top half. Evan Blass / Ron Amadeo
  • Zoom in on the right phone and you can make out a continuous, flexible display. Mobielkopen
  • The text here says a lot. "Razr, Register now." So the phone won't immediately be for sale or preorder? Mobielkopen
  • The Razr phone seems impossibly thin. Mobielkopen
  • When closed, it doesn't seem like there's room for a flexible display in here. There needs to be a gap. Mobielkopen

Motorola is resurrecting the Razr phone on November 13, with official invites already out there for the press. No launch happens without the Internet getting an early peek into the proceedings, and today we're getting news from venerable leaker Evan Blass and the Dutch site Mobielkopen, which both independently dropped Razr images on the Web today.

First off, well, the phone looks like a Razr. The device has the form factor of a clamshell flip phone. When closed, there's a small screen on the front and a camera bump for the primary lens. The Razr's trademark chin is back, and this time it houses what looks like a fingerprint reader on the front and a USB-C port on the bottom edge. Disappointingly, there is no fully exposed picture of the inside of the device, but the pictures do confirm this as a flexible display phone, since you can just barely make out a continuous, top-to-bottom display in one photo.

A lot about these images is suspicious, though, and I don't mean their authenticity. I'm talking about Motorola's exact plans for the foldable Razr phone. A foldable Razr phone is supposed to be unveiled next month, right? So then why are these images so… mysterious? Usually, leaked images are official media produced by the phone manufacturer meant for promotional use on places like its website or on retail sites. These leaked Galaxy Note 10 images from July are a good example: you get strRead More – Source


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