Motorola introduces Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra

Motorola today announced its next generation of foldables - the flagship Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and the base model Razr 40.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

After months of rumors and teasers, Motorola today announced its next-generation foldables in China. The flagship is clearly the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra with a large 3.6-inch cover display and a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The Razr 40, on the other hand, is the affordable entry-level model with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip and a 1.5-inch outer screen.

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

The main selling point of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is its 3.6 inch external display. It’s the largest cover display of any clamshell model to date, and features a 10-bit AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1,066 x 1,056 pixels, a 144Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. As with previous Razr foldable phones, there are several things you can do on the cover screen. This includes watching YouTube videos, getting navigation details on Google Maps, or even replying to an email.

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra also features a 6.9-inch LTPO AMOLED main display with an FHD+ resolution. The refresh rate is 165Hz and there’s HDR10+ support and a peak brightness of 1,400 nits. The ultra-thin glass panel has no gaps when closed. A 32-megapixel selfie camera is integrated into the display and a fingerprint sensor is installed on the side.

The frame of the Razr 40 Ultra is made of 7000 series aluminum, while the back is equipped with Gorilla Glass Victus and vegan leather. The Razr 40 Ultra is only 6.99 mm thin when unfolded and 15.1 mm when folded and weighs 188 grams. The smartphone also has an IP52 water-resistant coating. As for the cameras, there is a 12-megapixel main sensor (f/1.5, 1.4 μm native pixels) with OIS and a 13-megapixel ultrawide (f/2.2, 1.12 μm pixels), which also works as a macro camera.

The software side is covered by Android 13, Moto MyUX and Motorola’s Ready For desktop interface. Motorola promises three major operating system updates. The 3,800 mAh battery, on the other hand, does not look like an update and only charges with 30 watts by cable and up to 5 watts wirelessly. Color options include Infinite Black, Glacier Blue, and Viva Magenta.

Pricing in China starts at CNY5,699 (€746/$801) for the 8/256GB model and goes up to CNY 6,399 (€838/$900) for the 12/512GB version. Open sale in China begins June 5th.

Motorola Razr 40

The Motorola Razr 40 also sports a 6.9-inch LTPO AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution. However, the refresh rate drops slightly to 144 Hz. The cover display measures 1.5 inches (194 x 368 pixels). It offers basic notifications and also works as a viewfinder for the cameras.

The Razr 40 retains the 7000-series aluminum frame and IP52 water-resistant rating. However, it is slightly thicker at 7.35mm when unfolded and 15.8mm when folded. There’s a 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.7, 0.7μm pixels) with OIS, as well as a 13-megapixel ultra-wide (f/2.2, 1.12μm pixels). The front camera remains at 32 megapixels. The Razr 40 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset supported by 8/12 GB RAM and 128/256 GB UFS 2.2 storage. Interestingly, the battery capacity is higher at 4,200mAh while charging speeds remain the same.

The Motorola Razr 40 is available in sage green, vanilla cream and buddleia colors. The price in China is CNY 3,999 (€524/$562) for the base 8/128 GB model and CNY 4,699 (€615/$660) for the 12/256 GB variant. The Razr 40 is scheduled to go on sale in China from June 25th. Motorola has yet to announce international pricing and availability.

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