Motorola took a break for a few years after releasing its latest foldable phone, the Motorola Razr 2020, but now we know it has a Razr 2022 on the way – because the company itself has confirmed this.
posting on weibo (opens in new tab)a Chinese social media platform, Motorola has teased its upcoming foldable phone in detail, providing an insight into the design and specs of the thing.
You can see the first image above – it shows two rear cameras, as well as a large external screen that appears to have a lot of functions. Separately, the brand confirmed that the phone will use the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a high-end processor that will provide a lot of processing power.
The phone is being teased alongside the Moto X30 Pro, which we now know will have 125W fast charging and three rear cameras.
Both are slated to debut on August 2nd, another thing these teasers confirm, which is when we’ll find out all the other specs of the phones.
It’s unclear whether it will be a global or Chinese-only reveal. In recent years, Motorola has made a concerted effort to enter the Chinese market, releasing some products that don’t make it to the rest of the world, but we hope to see the Razr globally.
Analysis: A busy time for foldables
The Motorola Razr 2022 release date of August 2nd means it will launch just eight days earlier than a close rival, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.
This will have the exact same form factor – a ‘shell’ folding phone – as well as likely equally high-end specs and possibly a similar price tag too.
The Z Flip 4 will likely go on sale shortly after launching on August 10th, so we’ll have to see if the Razr 2022 gets a similar release date or comes in second – if it comes before the Z Flip, it might sway people interested in it. buy a new grip.
The Z Flip 4 is expected to debut alongside the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, so this is going to be a big day for folding phones – it looks like the first half of August will bring us a lot of new members of this growing niche.