Devices with the form factor of the Galaxy Z Fold series have typically been the crown jewel of the foldable market, but the classic flip phone form factor has won in terms of sales volume. We’ve already learned that Motorola is working on a foldable Motorola Razr 3, but a recent rumor gives us our first glimpse at Maven.

According to Evan Blass through 91Mobiles , the smartphone shown below is the Motorola Maven, the company’s upcoming foldable flip phone. Since the official branding has not yet been released, we are referring to the gadget as the Razr 3.

This first look at the Motorola Razr 3 reveals a handset with an updated appearance that resembles Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 much more closely. Motorola appears to have abandoned the design’s bottom hump in favor of something a little more flat. The outer display is difficult to see in this image, but based on the barely perceptible evidence of where that display sits, it still appears to be a larger panel than what Samsung employs.

The camera array appears to be one of the significant alterations. Motorola’s Razr 3 includes two sensors, as opposed to the Razr’s first two iterations’ single camera. Like the Galaxy Z Flip 3, these are placed in the design’s corner. According to reports, the device’s selfie camera is a 32MP 50MP sensor with a 13MP ultrawide as a backup. The display is still set to FHD.

Maven is referred to as a top-of-the-line option in terms of specifications. That includes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, though it appears that supply delays on the newer, as of yet unnamed chip may thwart plans for two versions of the device, one with the current Gen 1 and one with the future Plus variant. Depending on the model, RAM comes in at 8GB or 12GB, and storage at 256GB or 512GB.

According to reports, the Motorola Razr 3 will come this summer, first making its way to China in July or August. It appears that the launch colorways will be Quart Black and Tranquil Blue.

Motorola has already produced two different foldables in addition to the forthcoming model. When the first Razr was introduced in 2019, it made a big deal out of the fact that it was bringing back the look of the original Razr flip phone. However, due to hardware problems and sluggish software updates, reviews that were based on actual use were less than positive. The Razr 5G was announced in 2020 as an improvement over the original model, delivering with stronger hardware, but Samsung’s fierce rivalry and the Razr’s expensive price point limited its appeal.

FTC: We employ income-generating car affiliate connections. MORE ON MOTOROLA. More.
Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:


You may also like