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Motorola unveils two new foldable Razr phones

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Motorola has officially unveiled its new foldable phone — the Razr Plus and the standard Razr with Razr Plus set to launch on June 23rd for a price of $999. As of now, both models are available in the United States.

The Razr Plus boasts impressive specifications, including a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. It features a 12-megapixel main camera, 5W wireless charging, and a 3.6-inch outer OLED display with a 144 Hz refresh rate covered by Gorilla Glass Victus.

With unfolded, it reveals a 6.9-inch 1080p OLED panel with a 165 Hz refresh rate. The phone utilizes an ‘Ultra Thin Glass display’ with a multilayer treatment and an LPTO display that adjusts its refresh rate to save battery life. The device also offers a range of colours, including glacier blue, infinite black, and viva magenta, which features a soft vegan leather finish.

The cover screen of Razr Plus is not just for show. It allows users to access widgets for weather and calendars, and run various apps such as Chrome, Gmail, Instagram, and Youtube. It even provides a full on-screen keyboard for typing emails and texts. The device’s hinge enables the seamless transitioning of apps between the main screen and the cover screen, offering a versatile user experience. Despite the impressive features, the Razr Plus has an IP52 rating for dust resistance and water repellency, which falls short compared to the fully water-resistant Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 which has an IPS 68 rating.

Razr Plus sports a 6.9-inch screen with a 165 Hz refresh rate. | Source: Motorola

The standard Razr, also known as Razr 40 internationally, features a smaller 1.5-inch outer OLED display designed for quick notifications. It comes with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, a 64-megapixel main camera, and a 6.9-inch inner screen with a 144 Hz refresh rate. The device offers a larger 4,200 mAh battery but lacks some of the premium features of the Razr Plus. The colour options for Razr include vanilla cream, summer lilac, and sage green.

Both models will receive three years of operating system updates and four years of security support. While the Razr Plus will be available for pre-order on June 16th, the standard Razr’s price and exact release date have yet to be announced.

Motorola is targeting fashionable trendsetters and nostalgic millennials with the new Razr models. However, it remains to be seen how practical and user-friendly the devices will be in daily use.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]