Motorola Razr has been around for a long time, but in 2019, the company brought back its classic flip phone with a foldable screen. Now, the Razr 2022 is here to compete with foldable phones from Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei.
Even though it’s similar to the 2022 Razr 5G, it has several design changes and hardware upgrades, including one that no other folding phone has. Here’s everything you need to know about the Razr 2022, like when it will come out, how much it will cost, and what features it will have.
How much does the Motorola Razr 2022 Cost?
Here are the official prices for the Razr 2022 in China, in US dollars and British pounds, with conversions:
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – $5,999 (about $890/£730).
- 8GB RAM + 256GB storage – $6,499 (about $965/£790).
- 12GB RAM + 512GB storage costs $7,299 (about $1,080/£885).
This means, as expected, that the phone is a lot cheaper than its predecessor, which cost $1,399/£1,399. at least based on the numbers that were changed. It’s also less expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which costs $999/£999 to start.
What is the Specification of the Motorola Razr 2022?
- Modernized square shape with no chin
- 6.7in OLED 144Hz screen
- 2.7in screen in front
- 50Mp primary camera
- Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
- As much as 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage
We have all the specs and other information you need about the phone now that it has been officially announced.
As for the screens, the one on the inside is a 6.7-inch P-OLED, just as rumors said it would be. This means that the famous chin design, which came in black or white, is gone to make room for the bigger screen. It has a 10-bit panel with HDR10+ support, DC dimming, and a 144Hz refresh rate, which is higher than the expected 120Hz and gives it the highest refresh rate of any foldable to date.
A gapless folding design cut down on the crease, and when the phone is closed, it looks like a teardrop with a radius of 3.3mm.
Because the Razr has a hinge, you can hold it open in different ways with the screen split in two to do different things. This also makes it possible to use the cameras while the phone is sitting on a flat surface in “tripod mode.”
Turning to the outside screen, it looks like it’s still 2.7in (not the rumored 3in), has nine widgets for different tasks, and can be used to take selfies, of course.
For those selfies, you can use the 50Mp main camera with OIS. It has a 1/1.55in sensor with 1.0m pixels (4-in-1 binning makes them 2.0m). There is also a 13MP ultrawide camera with an angle of view of 121 degrees and autofocus, so it can take macro shots as close as 2.8cm away.
When you open up the Razr 2022, you’ll find a 32Mp punch-hole camera. After using mid-range chips, Motorola chose the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to run the phone alone, along with 8GB or 12GB of RAM.
The storage can be 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB (depending on the market), but only the biggest one comes with 12GB of RAM.
When it comes to the battery, we’re happy to say that it’s now 3500mAh, up from 2800mAh, and that it can be charged faster with 33W.
Dual-SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB-C port are some of the ways you can connect to the phone. Again, there is a fingerprint scanner on the side.
The last part is the software, which is Android 12 with Motorola’s MyUI 4.0 skin. This works with Ready For 3.5, so users can connect it to an external display to get a desktop experience.
When will the Motorola Razr 2022 be Released?
Now that the Razr 2022 and the X30 Pro have been officially released (even though the 2nd of August was canceled at the last minute), we can tell you that the phone will be available in China on August 15.
For now, the Razr 2022 is only available in China, but it is likely to become available in other countries in the coming months. Since all of the other Razr models, including the first Motorola Razr, were sold around the world, it would make sense to think that the same will be true for the new one.