Motorola’s iconic flip phone is back

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Motorola’s iconic flip phone is back

Early 2000s kids, rejoice! Your parents can no longer stand between you and that elusive 2000s It girl status as Motorola has brought back the iconic flip phone - granted it’s 15 years later… but better late than never, eh?

First spotted between the French-manicured fingers of every girl of the early oughts, the Motorola RAZR has now been brought fully up to 2019 spec complete with a foldable display and spicy mid-range hardware.

Now dubbed the ‘razr’ (because uppercase is so 2000 and late), the device flips open to reveal a 6.2-inch foldable plastic OLED screen with a curved base housing a fingerprint sensor and a USB-C charging port.

When folded, the phone features a 2.7-inch glass-covered OLED display front screen referred to as the Quick View display. The screen can show notifications, music controls and take pictures using the 16MP front-facing camera. Inside, you’ll find a Snapdragon 710 processor, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with a 2,510mAh battery.

Though other companies have had trouble perfecting flexible technology, Motorola insists their Flex View display is durable and will last for the average lifespan of a smartphone. We’re not entirely sure how long that is (considering our penchant for smashing our phone screens as soon as they’re about an hour old) but we’re guessing it’s about two to three years.

While your parents may no longer prevent you from attaining ultimate It girl status, your bank account might as the razr comes in at a hefty $1,500 (Dhs5,508) - three times the price of its 15 year old counterpart. Eek.

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