We have already seen Samsung, and now Oppo make a lot of strides in the foldable smartphone space. According to reports, there should be another smartphone joining the fray soon - the Motorola Razr 3.
This is Motorola's third attempt to recreate the OG Razr as a foldable smartphone with a screen that folds instead of one with a hinge. The reception of the Motorola Razr in the US was not much to talk about as it was not much to talk about due to the creaky sound on the screen, an unimpressive camera, and battery.
That doesn't seem to have deterred the brand at all. A Lenovo executive has confirmed that a Motorola Razr 3 is in the works.
The Lenovo executive who shared the news on Weibo, Chen Jin, also confirmed the greatly increased GPU performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 earlier this year. The Weibo post machine translated by Jin says that the Motorola Razr 3 is going to have more advanced computing power, a better appearance and a better interface.
This doesn't give out a lot of information for people to work with, but it at least confirms that a new device is coming. It is not clear what chipset it might use in the new iteration.
The 2020 Motorola Razr was one of the first vertically folding phones in the world, but it wasn't the least impressive. The specs were very mid-range and did not justify the high price tag. The same happened with the next iteration of the device, and it made people wonder if Motorola actually fixed issues instead of just playing to a form-factor hype.
Samsung has improved its foldables every year, with the latest Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 coming out as pretty impressive devices. Oppo was also in the foldables run with the Oppo Find N and the device, which is only available in China, boasts some pretty impressive specs.
It remains to be seen what Motorola does with the Razr 3, but the expectations are high given the competition. If the company misses the mark this time too, things might be too late for Motorola to fix in this domain.