Folding phones are the rage, but the next iteration of the Motorola Razr, one of the pioneers of the form factor has leaked in pictures.
Evan Blass, the prominent leaker of electronic gadgets, has done it again. The industry watcher got his hands on two photos of the upcoming version of the Motorola Razr, and we can see what the phone looks like. Codenamed Maven, the phone has two cameras on its back with upgraded specs; a 50 MP primary camera paired with a 13 MP shooter for macro and ultra-wide photos.
One of the images shows the phone snapped close, but it is clear that Motorola has eliminated the huge lip that somehow reduced the sleekness of the earlier models. The leaked phone also appears squarish when folded.
The fingerprint sensor is now on the power button, most likely on the side, according to Blass. The sensor was previously on the chin, with Motorola probably just taking advantage of the space. However, the company later moved it to the back of the device.
The new Razr uses an FHD+ display for the interior with a 32 MP selfie camera inside a hole punch. We have heard before that there will be two versions of the Razr 3; one powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and another named “Plus” with what is likely to be a more powerful but still unknown chip.
RAM will be up to 12 GB and internal memory of 512 GB.
The sleek design and upgraded camera system suggest Motorola finally wants to seriously compete with other flagship foldables like the popular Samsung Galaxy Z Flip series. The jury is still out on the price of the new Razr. The last version started from $1,399, a $100 reduction from the cost of the debut version.
Hopefully, Motorola has worked on all the complaints with the first two versions, including a subpar screen and creaky hinges.
Rumors have it that the new Razr will be launched first in China in July or August. There will be two color options; Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue. There is no info yet about the timing of a global release, but we will be the first to report when the news comes out.