The device will be a foldable play on the older model, but different from what we’ve seen from other smartphone manufacturers so far: it will not open up into a tablet-like shape but will instead feature a clamshell shape that folds down into half the size, the same way its one-screen predecessor used to.
By using this design, Motorola would still allow the phone to fit into the users’ pockets and would, at the same time, offer some protection to the main screen.
Slashleaks got a hold of a few alleged renders that were originally published on Chinese microblogging website Weibo, which give us a glimpse of what to expect from the device, design-wise.
The renders also show us the retail packaging and the accessories that will come along with it.
It’s all sharp angles and dark grey shades but we’re not complaining: the design looks sleek and futuristic. Besides, the mere idea that a foldable phone – no, any phone, can actually fit comfortably in a jacket or jeans pocket nowadays is pretty wild and enough to get me interested.
The smartphone is rumored to cost $1,500 on release, but we’ll have to wait and hear from Motorola first.