Motorola Razr 3 beats Galaxy Z Flip 4 to launch

Motorola turned to the Chinese social media platform, Weibo (opens in a new tab)to announce the official launch date of the next foldable Razr, the Motorola Razr 3, which we’ll see launch on August 2.

This is a “dual flagship” launch event which will also see the company launch the eagerly awaited Moto X30 Pro which is expected to be the world’s first phone with a 200MP camera. The timing of the launch matters because it means Motorola’s new foldable will launch ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 – which is confirmed to launch on August 10. (opens in a new tab)alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 (opens in a new tab).

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Market issues

So Motorola’s new foldable Razr 3 will beat Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 for an eight-day launch, but there’s a major market gap between manufacturers, which will certainly impact sales. Based on the Weibo post, we can reasonably assume that, at least initially, the Razr 3 will be a Chinese exclusive, as the South Korean tech giant is expected to hit global markets right off the bat.

It’s certainly something that will soften Motorola’s blow by beating them to launch Samsung, which will fight for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Fold 4 to earn a spot in the top camera phones. (opens in a new tab) on the market.

Motorola Razr 3: Specifications

The third-generation Motorola Razr should have some real flagship specs this time around and give Samsung a run for its money. Usually a very reliable leaker, Evan Blass, in association with 91Mobiles (opens in a new tab) provided alleged images of the new foldable, which shows a complete redesign – squarer without a thick chin, curved edges and much more like that of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 (opens in a new tab).

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Blass also provides camera info for the Razr 3, which is rumored to come in Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue colorways, indicating to expect a 50MP f/1.8 main shooter alongside a combination 13MP wide angle and macro. Inside the selfie camera is said to have a 32MP punch hole. He also notes the repositioning of the fingerprint sensor to the power button, which is good news as well.

The biggest advancement for the Razr 3 is generally expected to be the move to a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The new foldable phone is also expected to have a 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED main display and a 3-inch cover display. There’s not long to wait now to find out either!

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