Flip phones = big news in 2019
Think back to the first phone you ever had. If you were a Nokia kinda gal, chances are you opted for the classic face-off before upgrading to the 3310 when the noughties were in full swing.
But the coolest phones on the market back in the day were undoubtedly the flip phones. You’d be having a chat with your mate about whether or not you’d finished your science homework before (aggressively) flipping your phone just because that’s what Paris Hilton did.
So what if we told you that you could get the same snapping satisfaction now?
According to Dutch tech blog Mobielkopen, a patent has been filed for a new Motorola Razr – meaning that your favourite noughties flip phone could be making a huge comeback this year. Hurrah.
It reports that the updated Razr will still retain the beauty of the original with a technological update, making it a flip smartphone.
Wall Street Journal also reports that the Lenovo Group (which owns Motorola) will launch the product with Verizon, a US mobile operator, and that it will launch later this year.
So what can we expect from the new Motorola Razr if it does hit shelves once again in 2019? The publication claims it will have a high-end camera, a Snapdragon 855 processor and the same OLED foldable touchscreen that we all know and love.
However, it won’t be cheap. If you want to get your hands on a flip smartphone – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t? – it’s rumoured that the handset will cost around $1,500 (£1,160).
We’ll just be watching The Simple Life re-runs while we wait for Motorola to confirm this sweet news.