A couple of leaked images reliably leaked Evan Blass (via 91 Cell Phones) gives us a first look at what appears to be a third-generation test model of the Motorola Razr. The device, codenamed Maven, features two upgraded cameras on the back: a 50 MP f / 1.8 main sensor and a 13 MP sensor for macro and ultra-wide shots.
In the image of the device completely closed, you will notice that it seems to have lost its “chin” or lip that extended outward in previous iterations of the device. It seems to fold itself into a square shape when closed, deviating from the modern modifications of the device and its original design.
Blass also notes that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the power button, which is probably on the side of the device. Motorola previously placed a fingerprint sensor on Razr’s chin 2019, and then moved it to the back of the device for the 5G upgraded Razr that released 2020. Both positions were not exactly ideal – The VergeFormer CEO Dieter Bohn described its placement on the back of the device as “an inconvenient place to reach” and said putting it on his chin forced him to open the phone with both hands.
Blass says the Razr 3 comes with an FHD + internal foldable display and a 32 MP selfie camera with hole punching. (You can view the image of the device’s internal screen at 91 Cell Phones.) It is rumored that Motorola will release a standard version of the device with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system on a chip (SoC), along with a “Plus” variant, probably with an upgraded, but as yet unknown, chip. In terms of storage, it should come with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage.
With its box design and dual-camera sensors, Motorola looks set to compete with Samsung’s flagship folding model: the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The first two restarts of the Razra weren’t exactly impressive – the 2019 device came with a $ 1,499 mark and a few flaws, such as a bumpy screen, creaking hinges, and substandard cameras. Motorola’s second iteration wasn’t much better, and the 5G add-on still didn’t justify the $ 1,399 price tag.
According to the announcement by the CEO of Lenovo in December (Lenovo bought the mobile brand in 2014), it is rumored that the third generation Razra will be launched in China in July or August. However, there is no word on the date of release outside China. The Verge he approached Motorola with a request for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.