After a launch event in China where the company also unveiled the new Moto X30 Pro and the Moto S30 Pro, the Motorola Razr 2022 is now official. The most intriguing product at the launch was the new foldable phone, and while we now know how it works, we are still unsure of its availability outside of China. In particular, whether it is scheduled to go on sale in the US, we hope to learn more in the upcoming weeks.
From the Chinese launch event, we currently have complete knowledge about the specifications, cost, and design (via GizmoChina). Compared to earlier Razr foldable phones, this one is far more flagship-level and is powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset from the manufacturer. In the past, the current Razr series relied on mid-range chipsets to keep costs down. A 144Hz P-OLED display, which will have the current fastest refresh rate on any foldable smartphone, is the second notable improvement.
Most of the design is similar to that of earlier versions. The new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which has a 6.7-inch Full HD+ screen and a 2.7-inch P-OLED display, is the major competitor to this clamshell-foldable device. In contrast to earlier versions, which included a notch, there is a punch-hole selfie camera. According to Motorola, the hinge is more robust and thinner than earlier iterations. The business has removed the device’s bottom chin, which makes it look more premium and is the biggest design modification.
A Snapdragon chipset and up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage are also included. There is currently no information on when the phone will receive Android 13 or what kind of software support it will receive. The phone ships with Motorola’s UI on top of Android 12, as is to be anticipated. A 3,500mAh battery is also available, and it supports 33W rapid charging.
A 50MP primary camera and a 13MP ultra-wide camera with a macro function are located on the back of the phone. We are excited for this to launch in other areas so we can learn more about the camera technology since there isn’t much else known about it. The specifications are noticeably superior to the 16MP camera on the last-generation Razr, so hopefully this is a more flagship-level experience camera. A 32MP selfie camera is located in the punch-hole on the main screen.
The phone will currently only make its debut in China, but we anticipate seeing it arrive in other markets before the year is over. On August 15, the device will go on sale in China, so hopefully it won’t be long until other countries can purchase it. The 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage costs 6000 Yuan, or about $890. For 6,500 Yuan (about $960), you can get an 8GB RAM model with 256GB of storage, and for 7,300 Yuan (about $1,090), you can get a 12GB RAM model with 512GB of storage. Although that pricing might vary in various markets, it should give you a general indication of what to anticipate.
The business also unveiled the new Moto X30 Pro for China, which features a 120W charger, a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU, and curved edges. The fact that this phone is the first to market with a 200MP camera is its most interesting feature. If Motorola will make this phone available outside of China is still unknown.