The Motorola Razr name has been around for many years, but in 2019 the company revived the classic flip phone with a folding screen.
The first model was followed by the 5G version of the Razr in 2020, but we haven’t heard much about a potential successor since then. Now one looks on the road, so what should we expect from the Motorola Razr 2022? All the news and rumors we have found so far.
When will the next Motorola Razr be released?
- Late July or early August
- Starting in China
After a silent response from the first two generations, there were some doubts that Motorola would retire the Razr models, but Chen Jin, Motorola’s general manager for smartphones, referred to the following translation from Chinese via Google Translate in a Weibo post.
On November 14, 2019, Motorola introduced the new Razr. As the industry’s first smartphone with a vertical folding display, it once again led the industry in innovation.
Developed independently by the Lenovo Research Institute, star orbital hinge technology was the only flawless and wrinkle-free hinge technology in mass production at the time, and I think innovation has always been the driving force of the industry.
We’re preparing for a third-generation Razr folding screen phone, including more advanced chip computing power, a better human-machine interface and, of course, a quieter, more atmospheric look, and I hope this product will be the first. Listed in the Chinese market
Although we know that Motorola is currently working on a new generation Razr, there is no official release date at the time of writing. So we need to look at previous models to give us some tips.
We clearly haven’t seen a new Razr in the fall of 2021, so Motorola will use a new release window, or it simply means that the new Razr will come at the same time as its predecessors, but two years apart. likely to be against the expected Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
There is now a solid leak from Evan Blass to the 91m Razr 2022, which says the upcoming summer release of the code-named Maven phone is planned.
He added that it will first be shipped to China in late July or early August in two colors, Quartz Black and Pacific Blue, and then go on sale globally.
How much will the Motorola Razr 2022 cost?
As of the release date, there is no official price for the Motorola Razr 2022, so we will once again take our starting point from the initial versions.
- Motorola Razr – £1,499/US$1499/€1599
- Motorola Razr 5G – £1,399/$1,399/€1499
The Motorola Razr was one of the first devices with a folding display, and this can be seen in the amazing prices of the first two generations. since then it has dropped to £ 949 / $ 999 / € 1,049 / ₹ 84,999, which is more acceptable for the Samsung Galaxy Flip 3.
Motorola, if they want the new Razr to be successful, they have to match those numbers, because Samsung has really put a mark on the new flip phone field.
What about the 2022 Motorola Razr specification and design?
- Updated square design with no chin
- 50Mp main camera
- 6.7in AMOLED 120Hz screen
- 3in front screen
- Snapdragon Gen 1
- Up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage
Prior to the 91mobiles leak mentioned above, very little was known about the next Razr, except for a patent filed and closed by Motorola’s MySmartPrice. Comrade X
However, the leaked photos showing the Razr 2022, thankfully, show a traditional cover style on the main screen like previous models.
As you can see in the photo, especially in the closed position, this time it looks more like a Galaxy Z Flip 3 with a more square design and a symbolic jaw.
Blass also has some features for the phone, including a dual camera. These will be a 50Mp f / 1.8 main camera, as well as a combination of a macro sensor with wide angle and 13Mp local resolution.
Called 32Mp inside the selfie camera and sitting on the screen by cutting a hole, Blass said the screen is in Full HD + resolution and will be 6.7 inches with XDA Developers, AMOLED technology and 120Hz refresh rate.
The screen, which is larger than 6.5 inches, is confirmed in a tweet from Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, who said it would actually be 6.7 inches and that the front cover screen was 2.7 by 2.7 by China Star Young. said to be prepared. Adds 2.7 will rise. 3 inches
Blass now gave us a look at the next Razr aka Maven in real life, demonstrating the newly designed side-mounted fingerprint scanner and both displays in the gif below.
As expected, and as noted in Chen Jin’s comments, an improved processor for the Razr 2022 is on the way. At least it looks like a flagship model with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
According to Blass, another SKU is still working with the unannounced Gen 1 Plus, but delays in this chip indicate that it is unclear whether this more powerful model will ever see the light of day.
Different memory and storage combinations will be offered with 8 or 12 GB or RAM and 256 or 512 GB of memory, although XDA Developers have previously stated possible 6 GB and 128 GB options.
Finally, you can expect some kind of external display to return, but the details are yet to be clarified, and support for both NFC and UWB – namely ultra-wideband, Apple AirTag viewer management, as well as smart docking tech like home apps.
Another element mentioned in the Weibo article is “better human-machine interface” that can reflect the software experience. The Razr 5G shipped with Android 10 using Motorola’s generally clean and simple Android skin, so it was a good start.
It is not yet clear whether Jin will refer to the potential use of Android 12 or the new Lenovo / Motorola version of this operating system. Of course we’re at the mercy of translations here, so it can also refer to the physical design of the device.
We’ll update this article as more news comes in. So be sure to check it periodically. In the meantime, take a look at our guide to the best phones and best phones coming in 2022 to see which models deserve your attention.