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Motorola Razr not swanky enough? Then this gold special edition’s for you

Motorola plans to release a new, even more expensive variant of its folding Razr phone, according to a fresh leak.

Serial tech leaker Evan Blass tweeted an image of the unconfirmed Gold Razr phone late last night, indicating the special variant could launch in the near future.

Further details about the handset weren’t included, though traditionally post release special colour options cost more.

This would make the gold Razr a particularly expensive luxury considering the normal version already retails for a whopping $1499 on preorder in the US (which equates to approximately £1165 at the time of publishing).

The Motorola Razr 2019 doesn’t currently have a UK release date or price, though we know it will be an EE exclusive when it finally does launch.

The Razr is Motorola’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It’s a foldable phone based off Motorola’s iconic original Razr phone, which was the toast of every playground and office back in the early 2000s.

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The new Razr phone has a custom folding screen that folds in on itself, giving the device a compact, classic clamshell form factor. A secondary display on the Razr’s front offers quick access shortcuts, and lets you check and respond to incoming messages without having to unfold the phone.

Outside of this, the device has some fairly par for the course hardware. It’s powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU and 6GB of RAM, which will be fine for most users, but are far from flagship level. The phone also doesn’t feature 5G connectivity or any form of certified waterproofing.

Motorola is one of many companies expected to release a folding phone this year. Samsung is rumoured to be working on a new Galaxy Fold, codenamed the Galaxy Z Flip, for release later this year. Industry rumblings also suggest Apple may have a foldable up its sleeve when it launches the iPhone 12 later this year.

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