27 January 2022
It was towards the end of the last month when Motorola officially confirmed plans for a third-gen Razr foldable. It assured that the new offering will have more power than predecessors. It is turning out to be a flagship-level phone if the latest report from XDA folks is to be believed.
The report claims that the presumably called Motorola Razr 3 will be powered by the Snap 8 Gen 1 processor. It is the latest flagship chipset by Qualcomm aimed at 2022 premium devices. We have already seen Xiaomi 12 and iQOO 9 series go official with the processor. Even Motorola launched Edge X30 with the processor but it will be the first time we will see a Motorola foldable powered by high-end silicon.
Both of its previous foldables i.e. Moto Razr (2019) and Moto Razr 5G (2020) were launched with Snapdragon 7-series processors. These are mid-range offerings and when we compare it to what the competition is doing, like Samsung Galaxy foldables, they do lag behind significantly. This is the reason it makes sense for Motorola to go for a flagship processor to attract users.
It is further reported that the next-gen Razr foldable will have three configuration options: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM with 512GB storage. Other rumored features include a punch-hole secondary display, NFC support, Ultrawide Band (UWB), and Android 12. The foldable is expected to go official at least in Europe, North America, and China.