The Motorola Razr 2022 comes for the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with a 144Hz display, 50MP camera

Replace (August 11, 2:30 am ET): Motorola has shared the worth of the Razr 2022 throughout its dwell occasion in China.

What you should know

  • The Motorola Razr 2022 is official with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
  • Motorola’s new clamshell foldable will likely be accessible in China, with no phrase on a world launch.
  • Aside from the processor, the telephone is sort of similar to its predecessor when it comes to key specs.

Motorola revived its basic Razr model three years in the past with a trendy look in the type of the Motorola Razr 2019, its first clamshell foldable telephone. The Razr lineup took a break final yr, however a third-generation Motorola Razr foldable is lastly right here with flagship specs to tackle the newly minted Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Unveiled alongside the Motorola X30 Professional and S30 Professional, the Motorola Razr 2022 consists of Qualcomm’s strongest chipset, a barely tweaked design, and a few modest upgrades right here and there. Its fundamental promoting level is a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor that powers this “compact and pocketable” telephone, as Motorola places it. The identical processor additionally powers Samsung’s newest clamshell foldable. It runs Android 12 with Motorola’s MyUI 4.0 atop.

The chipset, particularly, is a important improve over the Snapdragon 765G discovered on the Motorola Razr 5G, which debuted in 2020. The telephone is barely accessible in China for the time being, and Motorola hasn’t confirmed whether or not a world launch is in the playing cards.

“Motorola has flipped the smartphone expertise as soon as once more with the launch of the new razr in China – a foldable machine boldly reimagined,” the Chinese language telephone maker mentioned in a press assertion.

We have seen a truthful variety of teasers for the Razr 2022 in current instances, courtesy of Lenovo Cell GM Chen Jin, who beforehand confirmed off the foldable machine at an occasion in China final month. Most not too long ago, Motorola teased the telephone’s cowl show, which appeared bigger than that of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (1.9-inch).

True to its promise, the new Motorola Razr’s cowl display is 2.7 inches in measurement. Motorola calls this the Fast View show, providing a number of capabilities like taking selfies, controlling music playback, and extra.

Its fundamental display is a 6.7-inch OLED show with a refresh fee of 144Hz and a matte end. With the Flex View characteristic, you possibly can partially fold the machine and open two apps at the identical time. You would, for instance, launch a social media app on the higher half and a messaging app on the decrease portion. It makes Motorola’s foldable telephone a lot extra helpful when half-opened. 

Motorola has additionally fortunately ditched the clunky chin, giving customers extra display actual property than what the 2020 mannequin supplied.

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On the again, the telephone options a 50MP camera with OIS. It is a minor step up from the earlier mannequin’s 48MP sensor. Motorola hasn’t revealed all of the particulars about the telephone’s twin camera, however the different sensor is prone to be a 13MP shooter that doubles as an ultra-wide and macro camera. Selfies are dealt with by a 32MP front-facing camera.

Motorola nonetheless hasn’t shared particulars about the machine’s launch date or pricing. Nevertheless, if the firm is severe about taking over the finest foldable telephones, it is a protected wager that the Motorola Razr 2022 will value in the identical ballpark as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.


The Motorola Razr 2022 units you again CNY 5,999, or roughly $890, for the 8GB/128GB configuration.


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The 8GB/256GB variant prices CNY 6,499 (roughly $965) whereas the 12GB/512GB is priced at CNY 7,299, which converts to roughly $1,083. Assuming the telephone ever reaches worldwide markets, it may considerably undercut the Galaxy Z Flip 4, which begins at $1,000, though pricing would seemingly differ.

Hopefully, the telephone makes it out of China to provide the Galaxy Z Flip 4 some wholesome competitors.