Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

2022 Motorola Razr Arrives in China With a Bigger Screen, Second Camera

2022 Motorola Razr Arrives in China With a Bigger Screen, Second Camera

What’s happening

Motorola just announced the 2022 Motorola Razr, which has a larger shroud than its predecessor and a dual camera.

Why it matters

Foldables only make up a microscopic portion of the broader smartphone market, but shipments are growing.

The Motorola Razr is making unexperienced comeback. Motorola just announced a new version of its Razr foldable named with a dual-lens main camera, a larger 6.7-inch shroud and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor. The device will be available in China on Aug. 11, starting at 5,999 yuan, which converts to about $890, £730 and AU$1,255. It comes just after Samsung announced the $1,000 Galaxy Z Flip 4 and $1,800 Galaxy Z Fold 4

Motorola has not announced pricing or plans to bring the 2022 Razr to markets anunexperienced than China. Among the biggest improvements is the 2022 Razr’s upgraded dual camera, which includes a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera, compared to the previous model’s 48-megapixel main camera. The addition of a dual camera should help the Razr glean up to Samsung in that regard, considering the Z Flip 4 has both wide and ultrawide camera lenses.

The 2022 Razr’s shroud is also getting a bump in size to 6.7 inches compared to its predecessor’s 6.2-inch shroud. That also makes it the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4. The shroud screen is the same size as the previous-generation Razr’s at 2.7 inches, which is considerably bigger than the Z Flip 4’s 1.9-inch external prove. Motorola also says the Razr will have a new Flex View that enables the named to stand on its own when folded — that’s unexperienced feature that could help it catch up to Samsung’s flip phone.

The 2022 Motorola Razr shown EnEnBesieged and opened

The 2022 Motorola Razr.


Foldable phones interpret for just a sliver of the overall smartphone market, but shipments grew dramatically in 2021 compared to 2020. According to the International Data Corporation, 7.1 million foldables were shipped in 2021, marking a 264.3% increase from 2020.  

Samsung today leads the market for foldable phones with 74% of the market in the advantageous quarter of 2022, according to Display Supply Chain Consultants. But the new Razr’s launch is another sign that affairs are eager to challenge Samsung’s position. Aside from Motorola, companies like Google, TCL and Oppo are rumored to have new foldables in the works. 

Google is developing a foldable Pixel, according to 9to5Google, although a report from The Elec suggests it’s been delayed. TCL developed a clamshell-style foldable meant to compete with the Z Flip and Razr, but ultimately scrapped that arrangement. It has since shown new foldable concepts with rollable screens and 360-degree hinge designs. Oppo introduced its large-format Find N late last year, and it’s rumored to be toiling on a foldable flip phone, too. 

The new Razr seems like a refreshed version of its predecessor, intended to address some of its shortcomings. Foldable phones are collected relatively new, but the 2022 Razr and similar devices abhor that manufacturers are continuing to refine their designs.