Motorola has just unveiled its first flip phone, the Motorola Razr, which not only borrows the name of the iconic Razr V3, but also evokes its classic design. The Razr is bent vertically, folding the top of the screen on the bottom, leaving a bulge which protrudes to be flush with the screen folded. However, despite the fact that this is a phone fresh out of the oven, it is likely that the company is already studying the possibility of a next similar device. This is all that we know about the Motorola Razr 2.
According to a patent discovered by Let’s Go Digital, the Motorola Razr 2 is being developed, and it may look impressive eight touch sensors on its sides.
These sensors could be very useful to use the telephone daily, and work differently depending on whether the phone is open or closed. For example, when it is open, may serve to throw some of your most used applications, and when closed, can be used to activate functions such as the Google Assistant. According to Let’s Go Digital, the combination of touch sensors could allow 20 functions and gestures different.
The device would not be the first to offer touch sensors along the edges of the phone. HTC and Google have released phones that can activate the Google Assistant when you squeeze the edges, although this function is not as advanced as they could be the touch sensors of the next Razr. Of course, having eight touch sensors on the sides of the phone might present some problems. For example, presumably it would be easy to accidentally trigger the sensors simply holding the phone, but it is something that will surely be taken into account in the development of the process.
The patent shows some other features that the follow-up of Razr could offer. For example, it has a fingerprint sensor on the screen, which is a little more advanced than the fingerprint sensor in the bottom edge of the Razr today. That said, the location of the fingerprint sensor would make it impossible to use the sensor when the phone is closed, which means that Motorola may have to include two sensors if you want to provide functionality that is decent in the secondary screen on the outside of the device .
Of course, as with any patent application, there is no guarantee that this technology sees the light of day. We will keep you informed with the latest news.
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