[Update – Hands-on video] Here is our first look at the 3rd-gen Motorola Razr

It will launch first in the Chinese market

UPDATE (MAY 24) – Evan Blass has shared the hands-on video of the phone on Twitter

When it comes to foldable clamshell phones, we generally think of the Galaxy Z Flip series. But, if you do not know before Samsung launched the first clamshell foldable phone, Motorola had already launched one, the Motorola Razr. The phone launched in November 2019 and featured a design reminiscent of the Razr from 2004. It was certainly not the best value-for-money foldable phone but it had that nostalgia factor.

In 2020, we got the 2nd-gen foldable Razr, with the main upgrade being 5G support. We haven’t got a new foldable phone by Motorola since then, but that will change this year since the brand is going to launch the 3rd-gen Motorola Razr this year.

3rd-gen Motorola Razr

We have got our first look at the 3rd-gen foldable Razr, thanks to 91Mobiles. A couple of live images of the phone have leaked that show us the design and what is new this time. As we can see, the most significant change on the outside is the presence of a dual-camera setup instead of a single camera. One design aspect that differentiated the foldable Razr and Galaxy Z Flip was the bulky chin at the bottom of the Razr, which had all the components, including the battery, the fingerprint scanner, etc.

This time, there is no such chin, and the fingerprint scanner is now on the right side. So, the new Motorola Razr now looks similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

3rd-gen Motorola Razr

When you open the device, you are greeted with the vertically folding display, and this time, there is no notch on the top. Instead, the phone has a hole punch design.

We also got to know some specifications, so the dual camera setup includes a 50MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and a 13MP ultrawide that can shoot macro photos. The selfie camera on the inside has a 32MP sensor. There will be various storage options, with the highest-end variant having 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. In terms of the chipset, Motorola is going all out this year. While the previous Motorola Razr foldables had mid-range SOCs, the new Razr is reportedly planned to have two variants, one with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the other with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. Qualcomm is yet to announce the latter, though.

Finally, speaking of the launch, the 3rd-gen Motorola Razr will launch in China first and later in the global market. There are at least two color options named Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue. We do not know the price yet but just, so you know, the first Razr launched at $1,499 and the Razr 5G at $1,399.