With pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 significantly exceeding those for Samsung’s prior foldable, we’ve seen exactly how popular foldable phones can be. It all started with the Motorola Razr, at least in the US.
On February 6th, 2020, it went on sale in the US. Though we’ve already heard that the Motorola Razr 3 is in the works, the Motorola Razr 5G (the original Razr’s replacement) was a bit of a letdown as a sequel.
The Motorola Razr 3 was teased in December and is said to be in the works. The Lenovo-owned sub-brand, on the other hand, has not provided any details about the clamshell folding devices.
We can now divulge several important specifications ahead of its debut thanks to some sources, including the fact that the Motorola Razr 3 will most likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and will ship with Android 12.
The Motorola Razr 3, on the other hand, had its specifications tipped by a couple of reports. It’ll have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, a full-HD+ foldable display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 50-megapixel primary back camera, according to reports. It’s also supposed to come pre-installed with Android 12.
Chen Jin, General Manager of Lenovo Mobile Business Group, hinted the Motorola Razr 3 in a post on Weibo in December.
In his post, which was translated, Chen Jin mentioned that the Motorola Razr 3 will have “more advanced chip computing power, better human-machine interface, and of course, a more atmospheric appearance.”
Motorola Razr 3 will be released later this year, according to a report from Technik News. It is scheduled to be released in June 2022.
Per the source, Motorola may have to push out the introduction of the clamshell foldable smartphone even more due to worldwide processor shortages.
The original Motorola Razr was released worldwide in November 2019, and the Motorola Razr 5G will be released in September 2020.
Reports say that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC will power the Motorola Razr 3. The SoC is expected to come with 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM, as well as 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of onboard storage. It will also include an AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
NFC functionality, an unnamed secondary display, and ultra-wideband support are reportedly said to be included (UWB).
According to a source, the Motorola Razr 3 will have a full-HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. It’ll also include a dual-camera configuration on the back, with a 50-megapixel primary OV50A Omnivision sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and macro sensor.
It is claimed to have a 32-megapixel primary selfie Omnivision sensor on the front.
Another 50-megapixel sensor is mentioned in the report, although it is assumed to be a passive component of the main sensor. The cameras are said to be capable of recording ultra-HD videos at 60 frames per second. The rear camera is also believed to be capable of recording full-HD video at 120 frames per second.