Smartphones, which can be folded in one way or another, will no longer surprise fans of technology. But there are still few models capable of that. Meanwhile, manufacturers are experimenting and refining the capabilities of such devices. One of the bold manufacturers is Motorola, which is set to release the third such smartphone in the summer for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3. Its code name is Motorola Maven, although judging by its appearance, it is a continuation of the Motorola razr line.

The leak of the photo of this model happened, as is often the case, thanks to Evan Blass, this time on 91mobiles website.

This is what the next foldable smartphone Motorola Maven should look like - the successor to the razr model

The photo shows that the design will get noticeable updates. The corners of the gadget’s body will be more square, although the dimensions should be smaller. And now there will be two external cameras (the main sensor with a resolution of 50 MP and ƒ/1.8, and with it next to it is an additional ultra-wide-angle with 13 MP). It is very similar to the appearance of Z Flip3. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether this will change the external display.

There are also changes inside. The selfie camera (32 MP) will be the “dot” in the display. Thus, the new model got rid of a large cutout, like the one in the iPhone. As well as a large ledge (“chin”) under the display, which razr inherited from the classic model. This should automatically enlarge the display itself. Its diagonal is not yet specified, although the specified resolution is Full HD +.

This is what the next foldable smartphone Motorola Maven should look like - the successor to the razr model

According to Blass, Maven can be offered in sets with different processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and its successor SM8475. But the latter may be delayed due to current production problems. At the same time, the new model will receive two configurations of memory capacity, where there will be 8 or 12 GB of RAM, and 256 or 512 GB of storage.

The choice of body colors is small: Quartz Black and Tranquil Blue. There are currently no images that can show both.

If all goes according to plan, the smartphone will go on sale in late July or early August. Sales will begin in China, and later in the global market. The exact price and a complete list of technical specifications will have to wait. But, of course, it will not be a cheap gadget.  

The first generation of the current razr model started in 2019 with a price of $1499, and the second a year later hit the shelves for $100 cheaper. Now in American stores you can buy these at significant discounts: $499 for the first model, and $999 – for the second. They are also available in several Ukrainian stores, where they cost no more than 17,999 and 32,999 hryvnias, respectively.