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Motorola Razr is being REBOOTED for 2019 - and here are the pictures to prove it

Motorola Razr is being REBOOTED for 2019 - and here are the pictures to prove it
Remember the Motorola Razr? (Image: Handout)

The Motorola Razr - one of the iconic mobile phones of the noughties - is being rebooted for 2019.

The original Razr V3 was wildly successful, selling more than 130 million units over four years, making it the most popular clamshell phone in the world to date.

However, after the arrival of the iPhone in 2007, more basic phones like the Motorola Razr that couldn't access the internet quickly fell out of fashion.

Now Motorola is hoping to recapture some of the Razr's magic - and capitalise on the current shift back towards foldable phones - with the so-called Razr V4.

The company is rumoured to have been working on the new Razr for some time, with a patent application for the device emerging in January.

Motorola Razr is being REBOOTED for 2019 - and here are the pictures to prove it
Images from the patent application (Image: MobielKopen)

The patent showed a clamshell device with a foldable touchscreen display on the inside.

Now, what appears to be marketing images of the new device have leaked online, offering a first glimpse of what the finished phone could look like.

Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X , which are essentially tablet-sized devices that fold up into phones, the Razr V4 appears to be a normal-sized smartphone that folds up smaller.

One image shows the phone fully opened up, with a touchscreen covering the entire inside surface of the device.

Motorola Razr is being REBOOTED for 2019 - and here are the pictures to prove it
(Image: @techscico/Twitter)

Previous rumours have suggested that the Razr V4 will also feature a secondary screen that can be viewed while the device is folded, but these images don't show the device from that angle.

As well as the phone itself, the images, which were leaked on Chinese networking site Weibo and picked up by website SlashLeaks , show the box that it will come in, along with its contents.

Motorola Razr is being REBOOTED for 2019 - and here are the pictures to prove it
(Image: @techscico/Twitter)

This includes a charging dock, a power adapter, a USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable, a 3.5mm dongle (suggesting there won't be a headphone jack on the actual device), and a pair of earbuds.

So far, no release date has been offered for the Motorola Razr V4, although it is expected to arrive some time in 2019.

Rumours suggest the new phone will cost more than £1000 and will be a very limited production run.