The first-generation Motorola Razr foldable was a costly miscalculation. Samsung’s Z Flip series proved to be the greatest foldable phone in every manner, thus most consumers ignored the aged internals packed into a frail frame at an excessive price.
The Motorola Razr 5G was an upgrade, but it seems that the Motorola Razr 3 is where the business will truly take on Samsung. Evan Blass, a prolific and generally accurate leaker, has unveiled the Motorola Razr 3 (codenamed “Maven”) in a post for 91mobiles, and it seems like parent company Lenovo is on to a winner here.
First and foremost, the phone has either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Plus CPU, which is flagship enough to warrant the reportedly high)price. According to Blass, the initial goal was to release models with both chips, but because to rumours of manufacturing delays, that may change. In any case, we’re looking at “multiple configurations” that include 8/12GB of RAM and 256/512GB of storage as options.
A strong sounding camera is said to be Motorola’s secret weapon, which should at least rival Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4. It’s been reported by Evan Blass that the foldable camera would have an f/1.8 50MP main lens covered by a 13MP wide-angle and macro sensor combo. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera stashed away under the foldable FHD+ display, making this phone even more impressive.
There is no word yet on the camera setup for the Flip, but we know that photography has been a problem for Samsung’s folding devices. The Razr 3 has a better camera arrangement than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3’s two 12MP rear-facing cameras and a 10MP front-facing camera, according to Blass. At the very least, it seems that way on paper.
Flip phones are just as much of a fashion statement as smartphones, thus a lot depends on personal preference when it comes to their design. The ‘chin,’ according to Blass, will be gone because Motorola plans to go for a boxier, more squared-off design. Aside from the “Quartz Black” option, it’ll also be available in “Tranquil Blue” for those who don’t like the “Quartz Black.”
Ultimately, the phone’s price will determine its success or failure, and this is a possible drawback. Slashing foldable pricing to assure market domination by Samsung, Motorola is unsure whether they can keep up. It is expected to ship to China in “late July or early August” according to Blass, with a worldwide deployment following shortly after.
The best may possibly be yet to come, as Blass hinted:
What are the chances of further foldables being developed? Wait and see what happens.