The New User Interface of Motorola RAZR 3
Motorola is developing a camera interface to use a foldable phone on the Motorola RAZR 3 in semi-open position. Similar to the Flex mode of the Samsung Z Flip 3.
A new smartphone Motorola RAZR is under development, the CEO of Lenovo announced earlier this month via Chinese social media platform Weibo. The successor to the RAZR 5G will be improved on several points. The 3rd generation foldable phone will be more powerful, have a renewed design and a new user interface, according to the CEO. For the sake of convenience, we call this device the Motorola RAZR 3, but the name is not yet clear.
Details on the new interface have yet to be released. Despite this, a recently published patent may provide additional insight. It looks like Motorola’s new flip phone will be equipped with some sort of Flex mode, as we know from the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3 – and the FlexForm mode of the recently introduced Oppo Find N. will be adjusted automatically. when the device is used in the semi-open position. This benefits the overall user experience.
Motorola RAZR flip phone with FLEX mode
This is a patent that Motorola Mobility LLC filed in July 2020. The documentation titled “Foldable Screen Viewfinder User Interface” was released on December 16, 2021.
This mainly concerns the use of the camera application in the half-open position. The user can then take photos with the selfie camera or the regular rear camera. When the flip phone is held at an angle, determining the correct composition can be difficult to get the screen and therefore the viewfinder correctly.
Depending on the angle at which the camera is held, the viewfinder will appear at the top or bottom of the screen. This is determined, among other things, by using the front camera, which detects whether the user’s face has sufficient view of the flexible screen. Otherwise, the viewfinder is displayed in the lower display area.
Description of the patent : The wireless device implements an image viewfinder module which can determine a semi-folded state of the foldable display screen, and the viewfinder user interface can be displayed on an approximate half-section of the screen. Foldable display screen in a semi-folded state. The image viewfinder module may determine that an upper display section of the foldable display screen is not visible in the semi-folded state of the foldable display screen, for example on the base of a camera image view from a front camera, and the viewfinder user The interface can then be displayed on a lower display section of the foldable display screen in the state semi-folded.
The user also has the option of moving the viewfinder up and down with a simple swipe, and vice versa.
Motorola RAZR 3 foldable phone
While you can never be sure with the patents if this technology will actually be present in the next generation of devices to come to the market, it is very likely that the Motorola RAZR 3 will have such a type of user interface.
Especially since competing devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have the same kind of functionality. Additionally, the application for this patent dates back to mid-2020, which means the company has had enough development time to actually implement it.
This possibility will probably not be limited to the viewfinder either. If the phone can detect in which mode the device is being used by means of sensors, the app display can also be adjusted according to the use. As with the Gallery app and the Phone app. This renewed user interface can also offer a solution when conducting a video chat.
It remains to be seen when the Motorola RAZR 3 will be officially announced. Earlier this month, the Huawei P50 Pocket was introduced as the brand’s first flip. Several other foldable smartphones are also expected in the first half of 2022. Although most expand to the size of a tablet. Consider, for example, the Honor Magic V, which is due next month.
Download the official motorola-razr-3-user-interface documentation