After months of rumors and teasers, Motorola went ahead and announced its next generation of foldable phones in China. There’s the flagship Razr 40 Ultra with its grand 3.6-inch cover display and Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. We also got a more affordable entry with the Razr 40 which dials back to a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC and a less spacious 1.5-inch cover-screen.
Moto Razr 40 Ultra
Moto Razr 40 Ultra’s key feature is its 3.6-inch external display. This is the largest cover screen on a clamshell foldable to date and features a 10-bit AMOLED panel with 1066 x 1056 px resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus for protection. It comes with plenty of interactive wallpapers and bespoke clock faces but it’s not just about the looks.
As with past Razr foldables, you are free to do just about anything on the cover screen – watch a YouTube video, get navigation details in Google Maps, reply to an email all without unfolding the main screen.
Razr 40 Ultra feature a 6.69-inch FHD+ LTPO AMOLED main display with a 165hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support and 1,400 nits peak brightness. The Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) panel features five-layer protection and no gap when closed thanks to the teardrop hinge structure. There’s a 32MP front facing cam embedded at the top of the display and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The frame on the Razr 40 Ultra is made from 7000-seires aluminum while the back features Gorilla Glass Victus on the Infinite Black and Glacier Blue colors and vegan leather on the Viva Magenta colorway. Razr 40 Ultra is just 6.99mm thin when unfolded and 15.1mm in its folded state while weighing 188 grams. The phone also features an IP52 water-repellent coating.
Motorola reduced the hinge components to 85 parts which should help with longevity and endurance. The phone can be propped up on its back in multiple angles for content capture.
Moving to the cameras, there’s a 12MP main sensor 12MP (f/1.5, 1.4μm native pixels) with OIS and 13MP ultrawide module (f/2.2, 1.12μm pixels) which also doubles as a macro cam.
The software side is covered by Android 13 with Moto MyUX interface on top and Ready For desktop interface when connected to an external monitor. Motorola is promising 3 OS updates. Razr 40 Ultra features a 3,800 mAh battery with 30W wired charging support and up to 5W wireless charging. It comes in Infinite Black, Glacier Blue and Viva Magenta colors.
Pricing in China starts at CNY 5,699 ($801) for the 8/256GB model and goes up to CNY 6,399 ($900) for the 12/512GB version. Open sales in China start on June 5. We’ll know more about international pricing and availability later today after the global launch of the Razr 40 series.
Moto Razr 40
Razr 40 also boasts a 6.9-inch LTPO AMOLED screen with FHD+ resolution but dials the refresh rate slightly to 144Hz refresh rate. The cover screen measures in at 1.5-inches (194 x 368 pixels) and offers basic notifications management and can double as a viewfinder for the cameras.
Razr 40 retains the 7000-series aluminum frame and IP52 water-repellent rating of the Razr 40 Ultra but is a tad thicker (7.35mm unfolded and 15.8mm folded). There’s a 64MP main cam (f/1.7, 0.7μm pixels) with OIS alongside a 13MP ultrawide sensor (f/2.2, 1.12μm pixels). The front facing sensor remains capped at 32MP.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 sits at the helm of the Razr 40 aided by 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.2 storage. You do get a larger 4,200 mAh battery here with the same 30W fast wired charging and up to 5W wireless charging.
Moto Razr 40 comes in Sage Green, Vanilla Cream and Summer Lilac colors. Pricing in China is set at CNY 3,999 ($562) for the base 8/128GB model and CNY 4,699 ($660) for the 12/256GB trim. Razr 40 is set to go on open sale in China from June 25.