Foldable smartphones launched in 2019, with 2020 seeing the first year of form factor refinement. Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip learned a lot from the Galaxy Fold that came before it and now it looks like the Motorola Razr is getting a sequel — maybe the Motorola Razr 2 — that will upgrade the specs and could be announced last year.
Last week, a general manager for Lenovo in South Africa said on a podcast (highlighted by the Android Authority) that another new Razr “iteration” will be coming up , saying there’s a new one “in September, I guess.” While the timeline is obviously not definitive, it seems likely that Motorola has a second generation in the pipeline.
Now, XDA has posted on what could boost the second-generation, at least on the spec sheet. Apparently the alleged Motorola Razr 2 will see some spec bumps as compared to the original. The device will apparently jump up to the Snapdragon 765 processor, codenamed “smith” and model name “XT2071-4.” Beside 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of data, the foldable will also put that. It will also run Android 10 out of the box for the current model which was just detailed.
The Snapdragon 765 will make that a 5G device as well. It will carry the X52 modem that supports sub-6GHz networks but it is unclear whether mmWave can be supported in this device. If that is the case, this is probably not going to be an exclusive Verizon as was the original.
Importantly, Motorola apparently is also considering an upgrade to the battery. The original had a slim battery of 2,510 mAh which was not very good but the latest version leaps up to 2,845 mAh. That’s better, but still less than ideal, especially given that there is 5G in play. Lastly, the camera has details — a 48MP rear camera that uses Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor and a 20MP selfie shooter.
We ‘re definitely going to have to wait a few months to find out if this information is real, but XDA’s first Razr leaks were largely reliable, so things don’t look bad!