Leaked Motorola Razr 3 images reveal improved camera and squarer design

A pair of images leaked by reliable leaker Evan Blass (via 91Mobiles) gives us a first look at what appears to be a test model of the third-generation Motorola Razr. The device, codenamed Maven, notably houses two improved cameras on its back: a 50MP f/1.8 main sensor and a 13MP sensor for macro and ultra-wide shots.

In the image of the device fully closed, you’ll notice that it appears to have lost its “chin,” or the lip that extended outward in previous iterations of the device. It appears to fold in on itself to form a square shape when closed, a departure from both modern remakes of the device and its original design.

Image: Evan Blass via 91Mobiles

Blass also notes that the fingerprint sensor has been moved to the power button, which is likely on the side of the device. Motorola previously placed the fingerprint sensor on the chin of the 2019 Razr, then moved it to the back of the device for the upgraded 5G Razr it released in 2020. Both slots don’t weren’t exactly ideal – The edgeDieter Bohn’s former editor described its placement on the back of the device as a “hard to reach place” and said putting it on his chin required him to open the phone twice hands.

Blass says the Razr 3 comes with a foldable FHD+ interior display and a punch-hole 32MP selfie camera. (You can see the image of the device’s interior screen at 91Mobiles.) Motorola is rumored to release a standard version of the device with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 system-on-chip (SoC), as well as a “Plus” variant, presumably with an improved, but as yet unknown, chip. As for storage, it is supposed to come with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of internal storage.

With its squarer design and dual-camera sensors, it looks like Motorola is gearing up to compete with Samsung’s foldable flagship: the Galaxy Z Flip 3. Razr’s first two reboots weren’t exactly the most impressive — the 2019 device was sold at $1,499. tag and several flaws, like a lumpy screen, squeaky hinge, and substandard camera. Motorola’s second iteration wasn’t much better, and the addition of 5G still didn’t justify its $1,399 price tag.

As announced by a Lenovo executive in December (Lenovo has acquired the mobile brand in 2014), the third-generation Razr is expected to launch in China in July or August. There’s no word on a release date outside of China, though. The edge contacted Motorola with a request for comment, but did not immediately respond.

Abdul J. Gaspar