Samsung dominates the foldable market in the US, but its lone historical rival is getting ready to produce a stronger rival. Motorola just introduced the Razr 2022, a foldable smartphone with specs that can finally compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip.
Contrary to the company’s previous several attempts, which largely lagged behind Samsung due to inferior performance and build quality, the Motorola Razr 2022 is a true premium foldable.
What has changed this time? The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 serves as the base chipset for the Motorola Razr 2022. This is supported by 512GB of storage, 12GB of RAM, and a 3,500 mAh battery, which is larger than the Razr 5G’s battery but smaller than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4’s battery.
A 6.7-inch FHD display, meanwhile, bends along a Star Trail hinge that has reportedly been improved so that it is flatter when opened. The two parts of the phone should stay closer together when folded up thanks to the redesigned hinge, as Engadget pointed out. The look of the phone is also much different from the original Razr, more in line with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip.
The outside OLED display, which is larger than Samsung’s and appears to be just as capable as earlier generations, along with support for weather, navigation, and fitness tracking, among other things, round out the feature list. The internal display outperforms Samsung with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
Motorola outperforms Samsung in the camera array, at least on paper. With a 50MP primary sensor and 12MP ultrawide, the Razr 2022 offers the same dual-camera system. A 32MP selfie camera is also included.
The Motorola Razr 2022, however, is now only available in China, with pricing ranging from 5,999 to 7,299 RMB. That marginally undercuts Samsung when converted straight, but it’s not clear how much the product will cost when it officially enters the United States, if it does.
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