Motorola boss hints possible return of Razr phone

(Reuters/Nacho Doce)Motorola hinted that it may bring back the Razr.

In today's smartphone landscape, tech giants come try to one-up their rivals with the latest features and innovations. The magic and allure of super old school phones, however, seem to have endured through the years with companies like Nokia reviving one of its old flagship models from the early 2000s, and the same route may also be taken by Motorola.

According to a report from TechRadar, Lenovo (which now owns Motorola) CEO Yang Yuanqing hinted at the Mobile World Congress 2018 that the Razr may get its own turn for a comeback. Yang was asked by reporters on a possible return of the Razr. "With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see more and more innovation on our smartphone design," the CEO told TechRadar.

"So hopefully what you just described [the Motorola Razr brand] will be developed or realized very soon," he replired

Interestingly, Yang's mention of "foldable screens" could also point to a brand new phone design that will carry the Razr name. Moreover, Motorola also released a video back in 2016 showing the Moto Razr, which left observers wondering if the company was sending a message of a possible comeback for the device or if they were just merely reminiscing the past, a report from GSM Arena noted.

If the Razr will indeed find its way back into the spotlight, it will likely showcase some updates on the body, the display, and the camera, among other features.

The market for retro phones is very much alive, considering the reception received by the Nokia 3310 that was resurrected and restyled early last year. The phone was launched in Europe back in April after almost two decades since it was first released. The phone offered a mix of some of its original elements and new improvements.

The device retained the old placement of the physical keys but with a little size adjustment. In addition, the updated version looks sleeker and lighter compared to the original version, a report from VTech noted. It will be interesting to see how the Motorola Razr will look like if the comeback does push through in the near future.