Motorola’s next foldable Razr smartphone has leaked in an alleged hands-on image, and this one shows a significant camera upgrade alongside a fresh design. The first-gen Motorola Razr, and its 5G-ready successor, didn’t set a precedent for raw firepower or overall value, especially for that handsome price tag. For example, the Moto Razr 5G offered a strictly mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and a relatively small 2,800mAh battery.
The company focused more on the form factor, which was a sweet callback to the original Razr flip phones. And it worked to a certain extent. But aesthetics and nostalgia can only go so far, especially when the price tag is north of $1,200. For a healthy $300 lower, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 offered a much better package with flagship tier specs, a more sturdy build and some neat colors to pick from.
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But it appears that Motorola is trying to fix some of those shortcomings, especially in the camera department. Leakster Evan Blass (via 91Mobiles) has shared a couple of live images allegedly depicting the third-gen Motorola Razr with two rear cameras. The primary snapper, positioned neatly within a pill-shaped cutout, reportedly uses a 50-megapixel sensor paired with an f/1.8 lens. It sits alongside a 13-megapixel sensor that is said to handle the ultrawide photography duties. Since it’s a flip device, users can also use both cameras for selfies while the cover display below acts as a viewfinder. In comparison, the previous Motorola Razr only had a single 48-megapixel camera at the back that produced pixel-binned 12-megapixel pictures by default.
Third Time’s The Charm
There are other things changing dramatically on the next Razr foldable too. Instead of a boat-shaped notch, Motorola is now going for a more modern hole-punch look, although the top bezels look a bit thick. On the other hand, the camera sensor is reportedly getting a significant upgrade. The company is ditching the 20-megapixel primary camera on the current Razr foldable in favor of a 30-megapixel selfie snapper on the upcoming version. And if the existing crop of phones with a 32-megapixel selfie or rear cameras is anything to go by, it will perform 4-in-1 pixel binning to deliver 8-megapixel photos. However, there should be a manual option to click full-res 32-megapixel selfies, too.
The screen resolution is also FHD+, up from the HD+ pOLED screen on its predecessor. The device will reportedly be offered in two configurations — one with eight gigs of RAM paired with 128GB onboard storage, while the pricier model couples 12GB of RAM with double the storage capacity. Motorola is reportedly eyeing Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, or its unannounced ‘plus’ version, but there isn’t any clarity on that. As per the report, Motorola’s third-gen Razr also gets rid of the chin, and the design now falls more in line with Samsung’s own Flip-series clamshell foldable phones. Color options on the table are Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue, while a launch window of July-August has reportedly been locked for a debut in the Chinese market.