Motorola’s upcoming Razr 3 folding smartphone has been in the works for a while now, and a new leaked video offers the first hands-on look at the device. The third-generation Motorola Razr was officially confirmed last December, when a Lenovo executive claimed that it would be more advanced than its predecessors in terms of its performance and come with an improved UI. Earlier this week, Motorola also confirmed that the device will be powered by Qualcomm‘s brand new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.

Motorola revived its Razr branding in 2019 when it released its first folding smartphone. Called Moto Razr, the device was followed by the Moto Razr 5G which was announced in 2020 with 5G connectivity and a few other upgrades. However, both devices faced criticism from consumers and the media for using less-than-impressive hardware despite a steep asking price. The company is trying to rectify that with its upcoming foldable phone, but fans will be hoping that the flagship-grade hardware extends to other aspects of the device as well.


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Tipster Evan Blass has posted a short video clip that shows off the Motorola Razr 3 in all its glory. The device in the video comes with the same clamshell form-factor of the two earlier Moto Razr devices and looks similar to the second-gen model with a few notable differences. One such difference is a rear-facing dual-camera module that was earlier seen in leaked CAD designs. The device features a centered punch-hole camera, unlike its predecessor which had a notch. There’s also a larger cover display that shows the time and a few other details.

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First Gen moto Razr foldable

As for the other design elements, the device appears to fold right down the middle like its predecessor and seems to have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. The size also seems to be similar to that of the Moto Razr 5G, but the protruding chin at the bottom is gone. In terms of software, the device seems to be running Motorola’s lightly-skinned ‘My UX’ interface, which should offer a clean, near-stock Android experience. The eight-second video doesn’t offer any further details about the phone, but there will likely be more leaks and revelations in the days ahead.

If the Moto Razr 3 can deliver on its promises, it might be the first true global competitor for Samsung’s upcoming Z Flip 4 which is expected to pack the latest available hardware. It will be interesting to see how Motorola prices the device, as a good price tag could make all the difference when taking on Samsung, which has long established itself as the undisputed leader in the folding smartphone space.