Motorola has started its folding device business with a review of the past. The company returned the RAZR range and brought the world’s first clamshell smartphone. It was a call for nostalgia, but unfortunately the specifications were far from impressive. The device did not look like a modern smartphone, and the battery life was also low. Another drawback was the Snapdragon 7xx processor in the first model, which made it a super expensive mid-range foldable smartphone. However, the company continued the range with the Moto RAZR 2 and is now field preparation for the Motorola RAZR 3 folding device.
Leaked images reveal a “revolutionary” design
It is worth noting that Motorola has not yet revealed details about the new folding design. However, new information came directly from renowned distributor Evan Blass and 91Mobiles. The source revealed the timeline for the launch of the new foldable smartphone. It is worth noting that Evan has already shared several live photos showing the design of the phone a few days ago. Now it’s time to have some information about the possible launch date.
According to the leak, Motorola RAZR 3 or Moto RAZR 3 will soon reach the market. According to Blass, the phone will reach the Chinese market in late July or early August. The device will reach world markets, but the date of launch on the market in the West has not been disclosed. Interestingly, Motorola will release its foldable in two different colors Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue.
Those who have never liked the design of the phone should be happier with the new version. According to the report, Motorola is changing the basic design elements. The device will be close to the Galaxy Z Flip series. The expired image of the Motorola RAZR 3 shows a square design, not the previous models in retro style. Another good news is that the big chin has disappeared to offer a frameless screen effect. Motorola will place the fingerprint scanner in the power button. The leaked frame also shows a camera with a hole at the top.
The alleged specifications of the Motorola RAZR 3
The Motorola RAZR 3 will have a dual camera setup on the back. Next to the camera sensors there is an LED flash module. According to Evan Blass, the foldable RAZR has a 50 MP main camera with an aperture of f / 1.8. There will also be a 13 MP secondary shooter, probably for ultra-wide angle shots. There is a 32-megapixel selfie camera in the hole. The specifications of the display are not exactly known. For example, we do not know what the diagonal of the display will be when unfolded.
Motorola RAZR 3 has Full HD + resolution and we expect a high refresh rate. It can impress everyone with 144 Hz, as this is predominant for Motorola’s flagships. The company is said to be working on two models. There is one with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and another with the upcoming Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. The latter will also enhance the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, which is said to be Motorola’s second flagship for 2022 and will bring a 200 MP camera. There will be multiple versions of RAM and Storage, with the base model having 8 GB of RAM, while the upper version will have 12 GB of RAM.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen1 + can make it the most powerful foldable phone in the world
Given the possible postponement of Snapdragon 8 Gen1 +, we can see the more powerful version only to Q3 2022 or even early Q4 2022. Of course, this is just speculation, given the rumors of a delay in Snapdragon 8 Gen1 +. However, we do not expect a big delay, however, by the end of the year Qualcomm will move to the next generation. Snapdragon 8 Gen1 +, for those who don’t know, is the TSMC version of the SD8Gen 1 and brings slightly improved performance. This could potentially make the Motorola RAZR 3 the most powerful foldable phone of 2022, unless Samsung fails to introduce its foldable phones with the same chip.