October 5, 2023

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Moto’s Razr 2022 foldable gets the flagship processor it deserves

Motorola’s latest Razr was a sleek foldable smartphone and a $1,500 fashion statement, but poor hardware Keep it from leading greatness. Now, the company has responded with a Razr 2022 that may deliver on that promise and price, thanks to a class-leading Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Chinese Engadget It has been reported.

The Razr 2022 carries a new design alongside the new slide, with the curved chin and top camera removed in favor of an all-screen design and a punch-hole camera. This removes the classic Razr look, but also greatly increases the screen ratio.

It has a third-generation “Star Trail” hinge that provides a smoother crease and is smoother when closed, but is also solid 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 the 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 before). The 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display works at up to 144Hz, while the secondary OLED 800 x 573 display can do nine functions including call notification, camera, weather, navigation, fitness tracking, and more.

The cameras look solid, too, with a 32-megapixel internal camera, a 50-megapixel OIS main camera, and a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera. The Razr 2022 goes on sale in China with prices ranging from CNY 5,999 – 7,299 ($890 – $1,380), but there’s no word yet on US availability. As a reminder, the last model was sold in the US as a Verizon exclusive for $1,500.

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Alongside the Razr 2022 Moto, it also unveiled the X30 Pro and S30 Pro, the successors to the Edge X30 and S30, and it’s likely to be mainly geared towards the Chinese market. The X30 Pro is the most interesting, as it also has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It also comes with Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor, along with a 50MP ultra-wide angle, 12MP 2x telephoto camera and a selfie camera. 60 megapixels.

Other features include a 6.67-inch FHD+ 144Hz OLED display, a 4,600mAh battery (with up to 125W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging). It offers up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, starting at CNY 3,499 ($519).

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