Two leaked images by Evan Blass, a reliable leaker (via 91Mobiles), give us a first glimpse at what appears to have been a test model of the third generation Motorola Razr. The codename Maven is a Motorola Razr 3G prototype. It features two upgraded cameras: a 50MP f/1.8 main sensor and an ultra-wide sensor. It appears to fold over itself to form a square shape, which is a departure from both the modern versions of the device as well as its original design.
Image: Evan Blass via 91Mobiles
Blass also noted that the fingerprint sensor was moved to the power button. This is likely to be on the side of your device. Motorola previously placed the fingerprint sensor on its 2019 Razr’s chin, then moved it to the back for the 5G-upgraded Razr in 2020. The placements were not ideal. Dieter Bohn (ex-executive editor at The Verge) described the fingerprint sensor’s placement on the back of his Razr as “awkward to reach” and said that he had to open the phone with just two hands because he could not get it to the chin.
Blass claims the Razr 3 has an FHD+ interior folding screen and a hole-punch 32MP self-portrait camera. You can see the interior screen of the Razr 3 at 91Mobiles. Motorola is expected to release a standard version with a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 system-on-a chip (SoC) and a Plus variant with an upgraded, but not yet known, chip. It is expected to have up to 12GB RAM and up to512GB internal storage.
It looks like Motorola is preparing to take on Samsung’s flagship foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The first two Razr reboots were not the best. The 2019 device cost $1,499 and had many flaws like a lumpy screen and creaky hinge. Motorola’s second iteration was not much better, and the addition 5G didn’t even justify its $1399 price.
According to a December announcement by a Lenovo executive (Lenovo purchased the mobile brand in 2014), third generation Razr is expected to launch in China in July/August. However, there is no information on a release date for the Razr outside of China. Motorola did not respond to The Verge’s request for comment.