• A new Razr foldable smartphone will be coming this year
  • This was recently confirmed by a Lenovo executive
  • The device will feature improved specs and features compared to the first-gen Razr

It hasn't been out in the market for a year yet, but the Motorola Razr foldable smartphone will be having a revamped version that could see a release before this year ends.

A Lenovo executive recently confirmed to the "Reframed Tech" podcast that a “new iteration” of the Razr foldable is “coming up,” Android Authority reported. This executive – Lenovo South Africa general manager Thibault Dousson – thinks that this new model will arrive in “September” this year.

Dousson's words, along with his mention of the “generation two” Razr about 42 minutes into the podcast, indicate that Motorola is indeed working on a new Razr foldable for all the world to see and experience.

The first Razr foldable made waves when it was announced and revealed last year, but the heat of excitement for the device was doused by a few factors including its specs, issues, and expensive price tag. If Dousson's words are accurate, then Razr fans just might see a better version of the handset.

Here's what the second-gen Razr could feature, according to XDA Developers' source:

  • A better processor

The first Razr foldable smartphone featured an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC, backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space. The revamped model, which has the code-name “smith” and model name “XT2071-4,” will be powered by the more able Snapdragon 765, which is backed by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage space.

  • Support for 5G

The SoC in the revamped model will allow the device to offer support for 5G. The device will have an X52 modem that supports sub-6GHz networks.

  • A larger battery

The first-generation model had a small 2,510 mAh battery. The second-gen model will have a larger 2,845 mAh battery. The jump in the size might not be that big, especially since the revamped version will offer support for 5G.

  • Better cameras

The revamped Razr will feature upgraded cameras. The front-facing camera will be upgraded to a 20MP sensor, while the main (rear) camera will be upgraded to Samsung's 48MP ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor.

  • Android 10

The second-gen model will run on Android 10 out-of-the-box, unlike the first-gen model which needed a recent update to the Android version.

Motorola Razr
The new Razr. Motorola US/YouTube