Lenovo is working on a new Motorola RAZR Flip phone. The third generation will be more powerful, will have larger screens and an improved user interface.
Lenovo was one of the first manufacturers to launch a foldable smartphone. It was in November 2019 when it was Motorola Razr As the first clamshell phone with a flexible screen. So far, only tablet-sized folds have been introduced – and Royole Flexby, From Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. From Samsung Galaxy Z Flip It will not appear until several months later. In 2020, Lenovo released a new variant called razr 5g.
Although no new RAZR smartphone has appeared this year, the company’s CEO has appeared Chinese Social media that Khalifa is already on the way. For the sake of convenience, we call this foldable phone Motorola RAZR 3, but the name has not been decided yet. The device will be more powerful, and will have a new design and an improved user interface, according to Chen Jin, CEO of Lenovo.
Motorola RAZR Flip with a bigger screen
It seems likely that the form factor will remain unchanged. Finally, the RAZR series has been around since 2004. At that time, it was the world’s best-selling clamshell phone series. So there is a very good chance that the new RAZR will become a clamshell model again.
Moreover, these kinds of models are more popular, as well Galaxy Z Flip 3 Sold significantly more often than Galaxy Z Fold 3. The price also plays an important role in this, because the Flip is sold for 1,050 euros, while the folding variant was launched on the market for 1,800 euros. So a big difference.
Details about the design of the RAZR 3 are still scarce. In any case, it seems certain that both screens will be larger than before. To get an idea, the RAZR 5G features a 2.7-inch OLED display and a 6.2-inch screen on the inside.
The new hinge reduces the folding seam of the foldable screen
The hinge is also reviewed. The company said that the Lenovo Research Institute has developed a “Star Orbit Hinge” that has virtually no foldable line. With the first two generations of RAZRs, the folding was already visible and tangible. Just like with the Galaxy Z devices.
In the latest foldable phones introduced recently, the Oppo Find Inn in a Huawei P50 Pocket, the fold seam is noticeably less visible. This provides hope for the future. Remarkably, Oppo appears to be using a hinge similar to Lenovo.
In 2018, LetsGoDigital already reported a particularly innovative product Motorola hinge. By adding a heating element in the hinge, the fold line is straightened. It is not known if Lenovo actually intends to implement this technology.
Motorola has also patented in the past a foldable smartphone with Department of gesture and one for Side touch function, where virtual buttons replace physical buttons. It gives this phone an extra futuristic look. It is also unknown if we will see this technology in the RAZR 3.
Motorola RAZR 3 5G provides enhanced performance
The official statement stated that the new foldable device will outperform the previous Moto RAZR phones. It’s no surprise, after all, that processors are getting faster and more powerful over and over again. So it is likely that the 2022 model will be more powerful than the 2020 model.
In addition, the RAZR 5G was not immediately known for its high-end processor. The shell is powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of ROM. It is not yet known which chip will power the new model. You can in any case assume that the device will also offer 5G support.
It is also plausible that the foldable phone will run on Android 12. Motorola smartphones It offers a pure Android experience, which many users feel is very enjoyable.
Price and availability
The first and second generation RAZR were put on the market for 1,500 euros. Given the average processor, this was quite expensive. RAZR 5G is still offered via website From the manufacturer, for 1300 euros.
When this device was introduced, there was little competition. The foldable market is now much larger. For example, the Huawei P50 Pocket and the Oppo Find N were presented this month. In addition to that, of course, we have the Z Flip 3 that was launched on the market at a competitive price which is also more advanced than the current RAZR.
So it remains to be seen if Lenovo can make enough improvements and at the same time maintain a lower price – in order to make the Motorola RAZR 3 more attractive.
Previous Motorola Flip phones have also been launched in the Netherlands. So we are optimistic about the availability of 3From generation. This would also benefit the competition, as phones like the P50 Pocket and Find N are only available in China. This also applies to Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and the Huawei Mate X2.
In other words; The RAZR 5G, Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are the only models currently available worldwide. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 are also expected next year – the Flip 4 will undoubtedly become a formidable competitor to the RAZR 3.
It is not yet clear when the new Motorola foldable smartphone will be presented. We may hear more about this in the first quarter of 2022. Next month will be too Honor Magic V After the announcement, it won’t be long for the Vivo Fold. In addition, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 and Huawei Mate X3 are expected next year. Enough new folding models to look forward to!
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