New Motorola Razr to support 5G and have 48MP camera, per leaked specs

Sequel to iconic phone's revival is also expected to have a 6.2-inch screen, according to specs leaded by Evan Blass.

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In 2019, Motorola released a new version of its best-selling flip phone from 2004.

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The next iteration of Motorola's revived Razr flip phone will support 5G and feature a 48-megapixel camera and a 6.2-inch screen, according to specs leaked late Wednesday by noted leaker Evan Blass.

The much-rumored sequel to the revival of the iconic phone was widely expected to come to North America as early as this September. When 2019's Razr went on sale in the US in early February, it was the first vertically foldable phone to hit the market. 

Details in the tweet by Blass on Wednesday weren't complete but indicated the phone would be 5G-ready. 5G networks are about 10 to 100 times speedier than your typical cellular connection and are expected to provide the foundational tech that'll supercharge self-driving cars, virtual and augmented reality and telemedicine services such as remote surgery. It will eventually connect everything from farming equipment to security cameras and, of course, your phone.

Blass' tweet indicated the phone will sport a beefy 48-megapixel lens as the primary camera, as well as a 20-megapixel secondary camera. The phone will have 256 gigabytes of storage and run Android 10, according to Blass' leak.

The leak is in line with previous reports about the upcoming Razr. XDA Developers reported in June that the Razr 2 -- its unofficial name -- would feature Qualcomm's 5G-capable Snapdragon 765 processor along with a 2,845-mAh battery, up from the 2,510-mAh battery found in the 2019 phone.

Motorola's original Razr phone from 2004 was the best-selling phone of all time before Apple snatched the crown with the iPhone several years later. 

Although the 2019 version was praised for its inventive hinge mechanism and the engineering marvel that it represented, the phone was criticized for lacking high-end specs given its $1,500 price.

Motorola didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.