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Motorola Razr V3 reboot with a foldable screen could be on the cards

The Motorola Razr V3 flip-phone is one of the best-loved phones from the past, and according to a new patent it could be making a striking return with a foldable screen.

A patent application at the US Patent Office spotted by Dutch site Mobielkopen appears to suggest that Motorola is, at the very least, considering a flip phone that features a large, foldable screen inside the clamshell design.

The handset detailed in the patent appears to have a significant hinge in its middle, and when it's closed, the way the screen folds appears to leave a gap between each side of the clamshell - which is just asking to collect all manner of dirt and dust when in your pocket or bag.

Motorola actually applied for the patent back in May 2017, but it has only just come to light and the application is by no means a guarantee a handset like this will ever make it to market - but don't lose hope just yet.

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We've heard something like this before

TechRadar exclusively reported earlier this year that Motorola's CEO hinted that the firm may reboot its iconic Razr V3 model - no doubt boosted by the reception the new Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8810 4G received.

The idea of a new Razr V3 is already in the minds of the folks at Motorola then, and this latest patent leak adds further fuel to the fire that it may give us a blast of nostalgia sometime in the future.

Via SlashGear

John McCann

John joined TechRadar a decade ago as Staff Writer for Phones, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He's interviewed CEOs of some of the world's biggest tech firms, visited their HQs and has appeared on live TV and radio, including Sky News, BBC News, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, LBC and BBC Radio 4. Originally specializing in phones, tablets and wearables, John is now TechRadar's resident automotive expert, reviewing the latest and greatest EVs and PHEVs on the market. John also looks after the day-to-day running of the site.