Motorola unveils refreshed Razr clamshell,

Motorola was expected to announce a refreshed version of its folding Razr smartphone at a launch event last week. At the 11th hour, however, Motorola canned the event without any explanation. Now more than a week later, the smartphone maker has finally unveiled the iconic clamshell and some will no doubt be disappointed by its lack of availability.

Let’s go ahead and get the news out of the way up front. Motorola is only launching the Razr 2022 in China, at least for now. With any luck, they’ll reconsider and bring it to more markets but we’ll have to wait and see how that plays out.

Motorola Razr Features

The new Razr features

  • A 6.7-inch foldable P-OLED FHD+ panel
  • With a 144Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+
  • as well as a 2.7-inch P-OLED cover display that can be used as a viewfinder for the rear cameras or to check messages and alerts.
  • The outer screen is accompanied by dual cameras – a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 50-megapixel OIS-enabled shooter.
  • A hole-punch camera on the main display relies on a 32-megapixel sensor.
  • Under the proverbial hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC
  • It can be paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
  • It’ll ship running Android 12 with Motorola’s UI on top, and packs a 3,500mAh battery with support for a 33W fast charger.
  • Other amenities include dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC and a USB-C port.

The Motorola Razr 2022 is set to launch in China on August 15. Pricing starts at 5999 Yuan (about $890) for a model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage and scales up to 7299 ($1,082) for the 12GB / 512GB variant.

Total Features

Status Exp. release 2022, August
BODYDimensions167 x 79.8 x 7.6 mm (6.57 x 3.14 x 0.30 in)
Weight200 g (7.05 oz)
BuildGlass front (folded), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
SIMNano-SIM and/or eSIM
 Water-repellent coating
DISPLAYTypeFoldable P-OLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+
Size6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
 Second external G-OLED display, 2.7 inches, 573 x 800 pixels
PLATFORMOSAndroid 12, MYUI 4.0
ChipsetQualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPUAdreno 730
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal128GB 8GB RAM, / 256GB 8GB RAM, / 512GB 12GB RAM
MAIN CAMERADual50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.55″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.2, 121˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
FeaturesLED flash, panorama, auto HDR
Video4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERASingle32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 0.7µm
FeaturesAuto HDR
SOUNDLoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNo
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPSYes, with A-GPS. Up to tri-band: GLONASS (1), BDS (3), GALILEO (2), QZSS (2)
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERYTypeLi-Po 3500 mAh, non-removable
ChargingFast charging 33W

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