Motorola is going all-in on the next-generation Razr.
what you need to know
- Motorola is reportedly working on the Razr 3 as a true flagship foldable phone.
- Allegedly, the device will come with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and a 120Hz display.
- It can be equipped with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
Motorola is hard at work on its Razr successor, and while we’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, we’re likely to learn more about the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 3 rival.
XDA-Developers have learned some information about the device, tentatively called the “Motorola Razr 3” thanks to their sources who say it will be a true flagship. Compared to the Razr 5G with the mid-range Snapdragon 765 chipset, the Razr 3 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Other specs include up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, NFC (which Motorola phones don’t always offer), and possibly ultra-wideband (UWB) support. It will likely launch with Android 12.
While XDA couldn’t confirm more information about the display, they said the main display could be a Full HD AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate. Motorola may also ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch selfie camera. It’s unclear what will happen to the external display.
Details about the external camera setup are also unknown. Given that the current model only has one camera, we’d expect Motorola to give the phone a more versatile setup, with at least an ultrawide sensor. However, the extra telephoto camera would give it an edge over the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
So far, XDA’s information is consistent with a Lenovo executive’s claim that the next-generation Razr will feature an upgraded processor and design. It sounds like Motorola needs to compete with one of Samsung’s best foldable phones, and even get ahead of its successor, which will likely feature the same chipset.
Of course, Motorola still has a few issues to iron out to make the phone truly competitive, including software support, battery life, charging speed, and price. That said, we’re hoping to learn more soon, as we expect the Razr 3 to launch sometime this year.