Just as expected, Motorola today introduced a new Razr foldable, and it looks to offer several improvements over the first model.
The new Motorola Razr includes a Snapdragon 765G processor which means that it also supports 5G connectivity, a feature missing from the first Razr. The RAM has been upgraded to 8GB (up from 6GB), the storage has been doubled (256GB), and the battery is bigger (2800mAh vs 2510mAh on the first Razr).
Also upgraded on Motorola's new Razr foldable are the cameras. While the original had a 16MP main cam, the new Razr has a 48MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology that Motorola says will get you 4x the low light sensitivity. The main cam features optical image stabilization and laser autofocus to help you camera focus on your subject faster, too.
The 2.7-inch OLED QuickView display on the outside of the Motorola Razr will let you use that 48MP main camera for your selfies as well as checking incoming notifications and running apps like Messages, Google News, YouTube, and Calculator. But if you've already got the phone open, you can also use the upgrade 20MP front-facing camera for a quick selfie.
The main display of the new Motorola Razr is a 6.2-inch screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, which is similar to the first Razr foldable. Moto says that this foldable display can withstand 200,000 flips, which could take a power user five years to reach, and there's a protective coating on the display to help protect against scratches as well as a water repellent barrier.
Motorola has equipped the new Razr foldable with a rear fingerprint reader plus NFC for Google Pay.
The new Motorola Razr will launch in the US this fall and will be available unlocked for $1,399.99, which is $100 less than the first Razr. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Motorola itself will carry the unlocked model. AT&T and T-Mobile will also sell the new Razr, a change from the first model that was exclusive to Verizon in the US.
Internationally, Motorola's new Razr will be available starting in China and select European markets. Launches are also planned for Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific.