Motorola is stepping up its foldable game with the unveiling of the RAZR 40 Ultra and RAZR 40 globally. The former is more interesting with its wraparound cover display, while the latter keeps it subtle with a small cover display instead.
RAZR 40 Ultra
Let’s talk about the RAZR 40 Ultra first: the one that will garner attention the most is the 3.6-inch external display that wraps around the two cameras and LED flash. It has the biggest cover display on a clamshell foldable, and it is significantly better too: it uses a 10-bit AMOLED panel and has a 144hz refresh rate. Just like previous RAZR iterations, the large cover screen allows you to do a lot of things without needing to unfold the phone.
The two cameras that the cover display wraps around are a 12-megapixel f/1.5 main camera with OIS and a 13-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide camera that doubles as a macro camera.
Speaking of the foldable display, you are getting a 6.69-inch Full HD+ LTPO display with an even faster 165hz refresh rate, UTG glass, 1400nits brightness, and a 32-megapixel selfie camera on its punch hole. Its teardrop hinge has only 85 parts and can be propped up in different angles a la flex mode. It uses 7000-series aluminum for the frame and comes with an IP52 rating.
Other features of the RAZR 40 Ultra include a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, up to 12GB RAM, up to 512GB internal storage, and a 3800mAh battery with 30w wired and 5w wireless charging.
The more subtle RAZR 40 has a bigger 6.9-inch foldable display, though the refresh rate has been dialed down to 144hz. The cover screen is also smaller at 1.5 inches and is used for showing notifications and as a camera viewfinder.
It’s powered by a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 and gets a larger 4200mAh battery inside. You also get a higher-resolution 64-megapixel main camera with OIS, and storage is limited to 256GB.
RAZR 40 Series price
In Europe, the RAZR 40 will have a starting price of 799 Euros(~Php 48.2k), while the Ultra will have an 1199 Euros(~Php 72.3k) starting price. Motorola said that both models will be available in Latin America and Asia countries in the coming weeks.