Moto’s Razr 2022 foldable gets the flagship processor it deserves
Motorola’s last Razr was a nifty folding smartphone and a $1,500 fashion statement, but weak hardware kept it from flagship greatness. Now, the company has responded with a Razr 2022 that might live up to that promise and price, thanks to a true flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Engadget Chinese reported.
The Razr 2022 has a new design with a new chip, the curved chin and top camera notch have been removed in favor of an all-screen design and a punch-hole camera. It does away with the classic Razr look, but it also greatly increases the screen proportions.
It’s equipped with a third-generation “Star Trail” hinge that offers a flatter crease and is more seamless when closed, but is also rigid enough to stop at any angle. It weighs 200 grams and is only 7.62 mm thick when opened. There are now two rear cameras instead of just one on the previous model.
On top of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, you get up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, along with a much larger 3,500mAh battery (compared to 2,800mAh previously). The 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display runs at up to 144Hz, while the secondary, 800 x 573 OLED display can handle nine functions, including call notifications, camera, weather, navigation, fitness tracking and more.
The cameras also look solid, with a 32-megapixel interior camera, a 50-megapixel OIS main camera, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The Razr 2022 goes on sale in China with prices ranging from 5,999 – 7,299 RMB ($890 – $1,380), but there’s no word yet on US availability. As a reminder, the last model sold as a Verizon exclusive in the US for $1,500.
Along with the Razr 2022 Moto also unveiled the X30 Pro and S30 Pro, successors to the Edge X30 and S30, and presumably destined mainly for the Chinese market. The X30 Pro is the most interesting, as it also packs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It also comes with Samsung’s impressively pixel-dense 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP1 sensor, 50-megapixel ultra-wide angle, 12-megapixel 2x telephoto and 60-megapixel selfie cameras.
Other features include a 6.67-inch FHD+ 144Hz OLED display, 4,600mAh battery (with 125-watt wired, 50-watt wireless charging and 10-watt reverse wireless charging). It offers up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for a starting price of 3,499 RMB ($519).