Samsung doesn’t have much competition in the foldable phone market, but this year it looks like Motorola is going to try for its money as the Motorola Razr 3 is on the way, and a new leak suggests it could be a big improvement on the Motorola Razr 2020. – although perhaps not enough.
According to OnLeaks – a reputable leaker – in collaboration with compare dialing (opens in new tab), the Motorola Razr 3 will cost €1,149 in Europe. That converts to around $1,200 / £980 / AU$1,730, but more importantly it’s €250 less than the 2020 Motorola Razr’s €1,399 launch price.
So while these price conversions are unlikely to be exact, the Motorola Razr 3 is likely to be significantly cheaper than the $1,399 / £1,399 (about AU$1,900) launch price of the 2020 Razr in the US and UK. .
In fact, given that Motorola used the same numerical pricing in the US and UK for the latter model, it’s possible this is $1,149 / £1,149.
The source adds that the Motorola Razr will apparently only be available in a Quartz Black shade initially, although EvLeaks – another leaker with a great track record – tweeted (opens in new tab) which will also be available in Tranquil Blue.
Also, this leak seems to reiterate previously leaked information, but it’s information that makes this price even more impressive.
Apparently, the Motorola Razr 3 will have a 6.7-inch folding display and a 3-inch secondary display – both larger than the previous model.
It is also said to use a high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, which would be a major upgrade as previous models used mid-range chips and reportedly have 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage – with just this set. of settings is available.
The source concludes by saying that the Razr 3 will apparently arrive in China in July, with a global launch soon after.
Review: Good, but not good enough
With bigger screens, a much more powerful chipset, and a significantly lower price, the Motorola Razr 3 could be a huge improvement over the Motorola Razr 2020. they’re all correct, the phone faces a big problem in the form of a Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also expected this year, and that phone will also be cheaper than its predecessor. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 started at $999 / £949 / AU$1,499, which is already cheaper than we expected the Motorola Razr 3 to be, so if the Z Flip 4 is even cheaper, the Samsung Galaxy phone Motorola may remain a tough sell.
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is rumored to also have a 6.7-inch main display and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset, just like the Razr 3, so Motorola’s phone might not have the upper hand on those fronts either.
That said, the Razr 3 may have the upper hand in other ways, as the Z Flip 4 is likely to only have 8GB of RAM compared to the Razr’s 12GB and will likely have less storage as well. Also, the Samsung case’s display is smaller at just 1.9 inches compared to the Razr’s three inches.
So the Motorola Razr 3 might have a spec edge, but at a higher price point and coming from a smaller brand, it’s still likely to face an uphill struggle – and those with a little more money to spend might also be looking to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which is also expected this year.