- An image has surfaced of what appears to be Motorolaâ€™s follow-up to the Razr foldable phone.
- The picture shows a slicker-looking design with a less prominent chin and no fingerprint reader.
- Itâ€™s labeled as a 2020 phone, although itâ€™s not clear the device will ship this year.
Well-known leak purveyor Evan Blass has shared an image on his Patreon that reportedly shows the new clamshell phone, codenamed â€œOdyssey.â€� It still has the familiar basic design (including the external display), but the chin appears to be conspicuously smaller and doesnâ€™t include a visible fingerprint reader. Unless Motorola has moved the reader, that could hint at face detection or removing biometrics altogether.
The imagery also suggests a change to the external camera, but there arenâ€™t any clear indicators of what has changed.
Previous rumors have conflicted over possible changes to screen size (it doesnâ€™t appear obviously bigger here), but there have been hints at a major performance upgrade. The new Razr could ship with a much newer Snapdragon 765 chip, 5G support, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a somewhat expanded 2,845mAh battery. It might also leap to a 48MP primary camera and a 20MP front-facing cam.
Thereâ€™s still no word on pricing, although thereâ€™s certainly pressure to undercut the $1,500 price for the first-generation Razr.
The real question may be availability. While Blassâ€™ leak describes the phone as a â€œMotorola Razr 2020,â€� there have been concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic could push the launch to early 2021. That would still put it on a yearly schedule when the first model didnâ€™t ship until early 2020. However, Motorola would also miss its chance to compete more directly with the Galaxy Z Flip 5G and the usual crop of fall flagships.