One day after Samsung launched its new foldable phones, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, Motorola is here to spoil the party — albeit only in China.
On Thursday, the company launched the Motorola Razr 2022, a new clamshell smartphone with significantly upgraded specs compared to its predecessor, the Motorola Razr 5G.
The new Razr now has a 6.7-inch inner, foldable OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, as well as an external, 2.7-inch cover OLED display, which places it ahead of Samsung’s Z Flip 4 and its 1.9-inch outer display. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, and comes with 8/12GB of RAM, 128/256/512GB of storage, and Android 12, which is on par with Samsung’s clamshell phone.
Outer design is similar to the Razr 5G, but inside the Razr 2022 has a bigger display, and a more powerful chip. Credit: Motorola
As far as imaging goes, Motorola Razr 2022 has a dual, 50/13-megapixel outer camera, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Again, this is ahead of Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4’s dual 12-megapixel outer camera and 10-megapixel selfie camera, but the differences on paper do not directly translate to real-world performance.
The Razr 2022’s biggest flaw, from the perspective of someone outside of China, is that Motorola shared no plans about global availability.
We know the prices in China, though. The Motorola Razr 2022 starts at CNY 5,999 ($890), and goes up to CNY 7,299 ($1083), depending on the configuration.
The first smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera. Credit: Motorola
During the event, Motorola also launched the Motorola X30 Pro, a candy bar phone with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, a 200-megapixel main camera and super-fast, 125W wired charging. The phone starts at CNY 3,699 ($549) and is also available in China.