In 2021 Motorola managed to treat the world with a foldable reminiscent of one of the most-used phones from the ‘90s – the Razr. Nostalgia–fuelled millennials were quick to jump on the hype train, and the new foldable-display Razr was born, helping bear a new age of smartphones.
Now the brand seems set to launch a successor in the form of the Razr 3. The rumour mill has managed to churn out possible specs for the confirmed device, including chipset configurations and some display specs.
Razr is back, back again
The first ‘new’ Razr launched back in 2019, and we saw a 5G-touting sequel in 2020. But considering other big names jumped on the foldable format, the device hasn’t been particularly popular. We’d recommend launching in more territories as a start, and Lenovo (who owns Motorola) is on board.
According to a report by XDA Developers, the upcoming device may feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, backed up by 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM. This is a happy surprise, considering the previous iteration launched with a fairly lacklustre processor. The report suggests the Razr 3 will feature 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of internal storage.
It’ll apparently drop that notch by a punch-hole cutout for the selfie cam. The rest of the display may offer some impressive specs. It’ll feature a 120Hz AMOLED panel on the inside. We don’t know much about the outer second display though.
Around back, the device could feature a 50MP main camera sensor, supported by a 13MP for ultra-wide and macro shots.
It’s also being reported that the device will release in more territories this time around, and we’re hoping for a local launch, considering the support for the device in South Africa. Of course, retail pricing will be a factor, but we’re keen to get our hands on a Razr for once.