As most other brands have either already announced or are rumored to be planning the release of foldable smartphones, Motorola is lining up the third generation of its Razr foldable which apparently goes under the codename ‘Maven’. The new clamshell from Motorola will feature flagship specifications and is reportedly scheduled for a ‘summer release’.
According to 91Mobiles (via a certain Evan Blass), the Motorola ‘Maven’ takes some inspiration from Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable with a design that looks squarer and perhaps a little more stocky than the Razr 5G. From the leaked images, it’s possible to see that the familiar chin of the Razr is no more and that the fingerprint sensor will be incorporated into the power button. There’s a pair of rear cameras which consists of a 50MP main camera and a 13MP camera which pulls double duty as a wide-angle and macro sensor. The 32MP selfie camera is housed in a punch-hole on the internal display which sports FHD+ resolution.
Originally believed to be considering the launch of two variants of the Maven using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset and the as-yet-unannounced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus processor, it may happen that Motorola will stick to a single power unit due to delays with Qualcomm’s upcoming chip. Regardless of which chipset is chosen, there will be 8/12GB and 256/512GB configurations available in Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue colorways. The Razr ‘Maven’ should begin shipping in July/August to China initially before being made available in other regions.
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