A few leaked images from trusty leaker Evan Blass (via 91Mobiles) gives us a first look at what appears to be a test model of the third-generation Motorola Razr. Notably, the device, codenamed Maven, houses two upgraded cameras on the back: a 50MP f/1.8 main sensor and a 13MP sensor for macro and ultra-wide shots.
In the picture of the device fully closed, you’ll notice that it appears to have lost its “chin”, or the lip that extended outward in previous iterations of the device. It appears as if it folds on itself to form a square shape when closed, deviating from both the modern remakes of the device and the original design.
Blass also notes that the fingerprint sensor has moved to the power button, which is likely located on the side of the device. Motorola previously placed the fingerprint sensor on the chin of the 2019 Razr and then moved it to the back of the device for the 5G-upgraded Razr it released in 2020. Both placements weren’t exactly ideal — The edgeThe former editor-in-chief, Dieter Bohn, described the placement on the back of the device as an “uncomfortable place to reach”, saying that putting it on the chin forced him to open the phone with two hands.
Blass says the Razr 3 comes with an FHD+ interior foldable display and a 32MP punch selfie camera. (You can view the image of the device’s inner screen at 91MobilesMotorola is rumored to be releasing a standard version of the device with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-a-chip (SoC), along with a “Plus” variant, presumably with an improved, but as yet unknown, chip. As for storage, it should have up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage.
With its boxier design and dual camera sensors, it looks like Motorola is getting ready to compete with Samsung’s foldable flagship Galaxy Z Flip 3. The first two Razr reboots weren’t exactly the most impressive — the 2019 device came with a price. of $1,499 tag and several flaws such as a lumpy screen, creaky hinge, and inadequate camera. Motorola’s second version wasn’t much better, and the addition of 5G still didn’t justify the $1,399 price.
In line with an announcement from a Lenovo executive in December (Lenovo bought out the mobile brand in 2014), the third-generation Razr is reportedly set to launch in China in July or August. However, there is no word on a release date outside of China. The edge contacted Motorola with a request for comment, but did not hear back immediately.