For some time, insiders have been publishing interesting details about foldable smartphones from Motorola, which are finally officially presented. The rumors were confirmed, and the company did release two versions of the device, which now form a separate line and not an independent gadget.
The flagship model was named Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. In addition to general improvements, probably the biggest update for this model in every sense was the external screen. Now it is a pOLED matrix with a diagonal of 3.6 inches, the resolution of which is 1066×1056 pixels (413 ppi), and the refresh rate is 144 Hz. The display is square, so it logically has a 1:1 aspect ratio. There is also a lot of illumination – 1100 cd/m².
Moreover, now it is a much more functional screen. In addition to the standard display of time, notifications, camera operation in a folded state, and other simple information, as it was before, Razr 40 Ultra allows you to create several desktops (Pages) with selections of the necessary applications and use them without having to open the smartphone. You can now reply to messages, use navigation, play games, and more on this display. Also, some applications, like, again, navigation, can continue to work on the main display, having been launched from an external one (and vice versa).
Such a set of functions can fundamentally change the usage model and significantly improve the experience of working with such smartphones. However, it is not a fact that all applications will be convenient to use in this format, but certain tasks, such as viewing and quickly replying to messages, can be handled faster.
As for the internal display, it has a 6.9-inch pOLED matrix with an aspect ratio of 22:9. The resolution is 2640×1080 (also 413 ppi), the image refresh rate is slightly higher – 165 Hz, as well as the peak level of illumination – 1400 cd/m². Also, both displays can increase the polling frequency of the sensor up to 360 Hz in game mode, and in standard mode, it is 240 Hz for the internal and 120 Hz for the external screen.
In general, the design of the Razr 40 Ultra looks “fresher” than previous models. The body is composed of aluminum, Gorilla Glass Victus, and artificial leather on the back for the Viva Magenta color, or glass for the Infinite Black and Glacier Blue variants. The dimensions of the smartphone, when unfolded, are 170.83×73.95×6.99 mm, and when folded — 88.42×73.95×15.1 mm. And in the last position, there is no noticeable gap in the case, which was achieved thanks to the new drop-shaped hinge. The weight of the glass options is 188.5 grams, while with artificial leather it is possible to get a little less – 184.5 grams. The case can withstand splashes, but it cannot be submerged underwater (IP52).
The number of cameras has not changed. Externally, the smartphone has two sensors, among which there is a main wide-angle one with a resolution of 12 MP and an aperture value of ƒ/1.5, as well as a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle one with ƒ/2.2, a capture angle of 108° and a macro mode. The internal display cutout houses a 32MP selfie camera (but with pixel binning technology it will shoot at 8MP in main mode) with an aperture value of ƒ/2.4.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor is installed in the middle of the smartphone, and the memory options are 8/128 and 12/512 GB (LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1). The smartphone supports 5G communication (there is a SIM card slot and works with eSIM), Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC, and can work with several navigation systems. The operating system is Android 13 with some branded additions. Support for stereo sound and the presence of a fingerprint scanner are also noted separately.
Now, the Razr 40 Ultra has significantly increased its battery capacity, which is 3800 mAh. The smartphone received fast charging with a power of 30 W via USB-C and induction — 5 W.
The second model in the line was the simpler Motorola Razr 40. It has the same internal display (except with a refresh rate of 144 instead of 165 Hz), but a much simpler exterior. Here it is a 1.5-inch OLED screen with a ratio of 2:1 and a resolution of 368×192 pixels. It also has a lower refresh rate of 60 Hz and a peak brightness of up to 1000 cd/m². Of course, it is limited by the set of capabilities usual for such smartphones.
At the same time, such a model will have a slightly thicker body (15.8 mm when folded and 7.35 mm when unfolded), and all color options — Sage Green, Vanilla Cream, and Summer Lilac — will have a synthetic leather cover. The weight practically does not differ from the “older” model and is 188.6 grams, as well as protection against moisture – IP52.
The number of cameras is the same, but there are differences in the sensors. The wide-angle in the Razr 40 has 64 MP (will take 16-megapixel photos in the main mode), ƒ/1.7, and optical image stabilization. Ultra-wide-angle received the same resolution of 13 MP with ƒ/2.2 but has a wider angle of capture — 120°, although it did without support for macro mode. The selfie camera has the same 32MP with ƒ/2.4.
It is logical that this model also received simpler components: Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, 8 GB of RAM, and storage devices with 128 or 256 GB (UFS 2.2). The set of communications and charging capabilities are repeated, but the battery is larger – 4200 mAh.
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra should appear in Ukraine at the beginning of next month, and Razr 40 is expected in the second half of summer. Local prices are still unknown. For reference: in the US, the Razr 40 Ultra will cost $999, and the price of the “younger” model has not yet been announced.