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

Motorola’s last Razr was a slick $1,500 folding phone and fashion statement, but weak hardware prevented it from becoming a flagship. Now the company has responded with the Razr 2022, which could deliver on that promise and price tag thanks to a true flagship-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Engadget Chinese reported.

The Razr 2022 sports a new design along with the new chip, eliminating the curved chin and top camera notch in favor of an all-screen design and a pinhole camera. That removes the classic Razr look, but also drastically increases the screen ratio.

It features a third-generation “Star Trail” hinge that offers a flatter crease and is more seamless when closed, but is also stiff enough to stop at any angle. It weighs 200 grams and is just 7.62mm thick when open. Instead of just one in the previous model, there are now two reversing cameras.

Moto's Razr 2022 finally packs a flagship processor


In addition to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, you get up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and a much larger 3,500mAh battery (up from the 2,800mAh previously). The 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display runs at up to 144Hz, while the secondary 800 x 573 OLED display can run nine functions including call notifications, camera, weather, navigation, fitness tracking, and more.

The cameras also look solid with a 32-megapixel inner camera, a 50-megapixel OIS main camera and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The Razr 2022 will go on sale in China with prices ranging from RMB5,999 to RMB7,299 ($890 to $1,380), but there’s no word on US availability yet. As a reminder, the last model was sold exclusively by Verizon in the US for $1,500.

Moto's Razr 2022 finally packs a flagship processor


Along with the Razr 2022, Moto also unveiled the X30 Pro and S30 Pro, successors to the Edge X30 and S30, which are likely primarily intended for the Chinese market. The X30 Pro is the most interesting as it also packs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It’s also equipped with Samsung’s impressively pixel-dense 200-megapixel ISOCELL HP1 sensor, as well as a 50-megapixel ultra-wide, 12-megapixel 2x telephoto, and 60-megapixel selfie camera.

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

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