Motorola Razr 3: Underwhelming battery capacity revealed amid broader specifications leak
Digital Chat Station has revealed details about the Razr 3, Motorola's next foldable smartphone. Presumed to be the only foldable that Motorola will release this year, hands-on photos of a prototype have already leaked. Incidentally, Motorola has also teased the device's arrival with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset on Weibo.
According to Digital Chat Station, Motorola will also equip the handset with 12 GB of RAM, plus a 6.7-inch display operating at 1080p and 120 Hz. For reference, multiple sources state that the Razr 3 has a 32 MP front-facing camera paired with a 50 MP rear-facing sensor. While the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 is expected to be more power-efficient than its predecessor or the Snapdragon 888, it will still put serious demands on a 2,800 mAh battery, the alleged capacity of the Razr 3.
In comparison, the Galaxy Z Flip3 struggles to last a full day between charges on its 3,300 mAh dual battery solution. Additionally, Samsung is rumoured to have equipped its successor, the Galaxy Z Flip4, with a 3,700 mAh combined capacity and the same chipset as the Razr 3. In other words, the Galaxy Z Flip4 could have a third more battery capacity at its disposal than the Razr 3, which should correspond with significantly better runtimes. In fact, the Razr 3 has the same battery capacity as its predecessor, which relies on a more power-efficient chipset. Potentially then, the Razr 3 could offer worse battery life than the outgoing Razr 5G, which would not be a good look for Motorola.