from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever

Motorola razr+ returns in the same hot pink fashion

Flip phones they are getting their second wind from SAMSUNG AND Google TO Motorola (and even Apple?). Longtime smartphone brands are returning to past eras of phones, reinventing them to fit social media and current fan feature requests. One of the iconic models making its comeback is the Motorola Razr+, which instantly steals the spotlight with its lush magenta colour, Pantone color of the year for 2023.

With the new razr, users are able to position the device on its own from multiple angles, allowing them to easily view recipes as they cook, follow an online instructor, video chat with friends, hold it as a camera, and use the device as a a tripod to capture images and videos with hands-free recording. It boasts a 6.9-inch screen when unfolded and has a 3.6-inch flexible pOLED external screen designed to push notifications and even allow users to respond without turning the phone over.

Motorola’s Razr history dates back to 1996, when the brand released the Motorola StarTAC, one of the first clamshell phones and the seminal design of the first Razr model that would follow. Years later, the StarTAC’s one-inch-sized screen could no longer whet users’ appetites, prompting Motorola to reconceptualize its design. In 2004, the Motorola Razr V3 took the market by storm with its super-thin color external screen and 1.3 megapixel camera, quickly becoming an enviable model phone at the time. Nearly two decades later, Motorola steps in again to bring back an iconoclast with a bigger screen and more advanced technology and features.

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
images courtesy of Motorola (unless otherwise noted)

Samsung galaxy fold and Z flip renew the flip

Motorola he caught the game that SAMSUNG AND Google have already toyed with the release of Samsung Galaxy Flip in 2020 and Pixel Fold in 2023. Samsung unveiled for the first time Galaxy fold, its modern take on a clamshell phone by making the screen fold sideways rather than in the traditional vertical shape. However, reports on his bad broken screens has worried users, prompting Samsung to look into its hinge system and fix it.

Soon after, he reverted to the traditional flip phone design Galaxy Z Flip, a compact device that opens to a large 6.7-inch display made of ultra-thin glass and features an improved hinge. The refreshed model was Samsung’s answer to mitigating issues with its previous foldable device, which was reinforced with fibers that wrap around the hinge mechanism to avoid catching dirt and dust. Its release may have signaled the gradual return of flip phones with Google following in the footsteps years later.

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
Galaxy Z Flip | image courtesy of Samsung (read more Here)

Google Pixel Fold from Samsung’s flip design

Google seems to have standby first, a bystander studying how the public reception on flip phones would play out. With smartphone screens getting bigger and bigger every year (or every release in the case of other brands), the brand has kept this in mind and merged it with the flip phone concept. In May 2023, it presented its first phone-tablet Fold pixels, taking up the design of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Rather than opting for the traditional clamshell phone design, it opts for a side-opening, fearless approach amid hassles about hinge systems that could cause screen problems.

The Pixel Fold’s outer screen spans 5.8 inches before opening up to a 7.6-inch tablet inside with an OLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate. Its pencil-thin size means that the Its hinge is just as slim, and Google also says it exudes a slimmer profile than any other foldable phone on the market. The brand claims the Pixel Fold is tough enough to survive a meter of drops and falls based on tests done using phones from its competitors and pre-production Pixel Fold phones.

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
Google Pixel Fold | images courtesy of Google (read more Here)

Will Apple create its own flip phone?

Apple has been mum about adding a flip phone design under her belt. Her screens keep getting bigger and bezels narrower, but the brand may not have any future plans to fold its phones wide-screen. While the brand is geared towards improving on the series it already has, some fans still can’t help but wonder what an Apple flip phone would look like. In fact, a Hong Kong-based YouTuber known as KJMX has taken matters into his own hands and modified an iPhone into a foldable model. THE ‘iPhone V’ unveiled uses the hinge of the Motorola Razr flip smartphone to incorporate a flexible display and shaft, turning the curious wonder into a transient reality.

All screen and no keyboard, flip phones are attempting to enthrall current smartphone users with features they might be looking for. Convenient to carry around, they help these full-screen clamshell phones reduce their size when folded and make them easier to fit into pockets (and hands when needed). Their variety of advanced technologies cater more to what people need these days, from capturing short-form video to quickly replying to messages without needing to log into apps. With the renewed advent of flip phones, these deals and more have been remodeled and are back in style with more to come in no time.

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
the foldable iPhone V | image © KJMX (read more Here)

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
Motorola Razr+ in Viva Magenta

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
can be bent at different angles

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
Motorola Razr+ can stand on its own like a laptop

from Samsung to Google and now Motorola, flip phones are back and smarter than ever
users can also hold the new Razr+ as a camcorder

project information:

first name: Raz+

brand: Motorola

matthew burgos | designboom

02 June 2023

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