One of the segments of the mobile phone that erupted with force in recent years, that of the foldable phone or phones with flexible screen, has two new members since Thursday: Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and Razr 40.
Both premium devices that will be manufactured for the first time in Argentina they will arrive in July as part of a global plan by Motorola that seeks to increase its presence in this young and ambitious segment in which it competes directly with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip.
These new versions of that popular “with a lid” that Motorola launched in 2004 and with even more improvements to the 2019 model that landed as the first with a folding screen, had its gala event in Brooklyn (USA) in which both models of the Razr 40 made it clear that came to meet the needs of modern consumers who are looking for a luxury product with the latest technology.
Razr 40 Ultra: the largest and most advanced external display
Motorola’s main proposition is the new Moto Razr 40 Ultra, which has a modern and ultra-compact design. In fact, it’s the thinnest foldable phone yet when closed. In addition, it has a revealing detail that sets it apart from the rest of the family members: it is shaped on the outside of the largest and most versatile screen.
With the new razr, users can stand the device upright at multiple angles thanks to Flex View technology, which offers new ways to interact, capture and create content for social media at 90 degrees.
Due to its design and features, this foldable device allows you to use it as a tripod to capture images and videos with hands-free recording, benefiting from high-quality cameras, AI facial movement tracking and previews on the large external screen.
In addition to opening up new possibilities for content capture, Motorola also enhanced the external display features a 3.5-inch pOLED, 144 hertz refresh rate and for the first time 165 hertz refresh rate to use the fully enclosed device, or semi-open, thanks to the functionality of Flex View.
Precisely the extension of the size of the external screen made it possible for users to do more things with the device closed, be it from replying to WhatsApp messages, listening to music from a dedicated Spotify panel, charting a route on Google Maps or even watching movies. or series on Netflix. In fact, all apps automatically adapt to use the folded cell phone.
Another significant piece of information when having the equipment in hand is the degree of customization. Razr 40 Ultra users will be able to choose from an assortment of colorful wallpaper designs and a range of Moto watch styles. Also, arrange the home screen panels by dragging and dropping the icons of your favorite apps.
Camera system designed for content creators
As can usually be seen in phones with this type of screen, the rear camera sensors that also serve as a selfie when folded make it easy to capture images and videos regardless of lighting conditions.
The rear module is composed of two sensors. The main 12-megapixel camera features OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) that eliminates unwanted camera shake so photos are always sharp, an f/1.5 aperture that lets in more light, and Dual Pixel PDAF technology for better performance regardless of lighting conditions.
The remaining 13-megapixel camera is an ultra-wide angle that serves as a macro to highlight even the smallest detail.
Users will also be able to frame their photos and capture the ideal pose using gesture capture and smile auto, a shooting mode that repeats what was seen in the 2019 and 2020 versions.
As a bonus feature, Motorola also introduced the ability for users to bring the fun of capturing all kinds of photo booth-style moments. The Flex View feature and high-quality cameras allow you to take up to four photos, all triggered by a simple palm-open gesture without having to rely on a timer.
A design that mixes nostalgia and avant-garde
With the new razr 40 ultra, Motorola returns to the fray with the iconic design of that Razr V3 that combines spices for the nostalgic and a modern design with the latest technology.
When closed, the teardrop hinge folds the phone completely in half, with the top and bottom edges perfectly aligned for a sleek, almost seamless look. Opening it up reveals a full-size 6.9-inch Full HD Plus display.
Compared to other foldables, the Razr 40 ultra is not only the thinnest when closed, but also offers up to 400,000 folds, which is equivalent to an astronomical 20 years of use, according to Motorola data.
Furthermore, this hinge system combined with Ultra Thin Glass makes this screen smoother and almost crease-free when opened, resulting in a flawless look.
The aspirational cell phone with luxurious design
The family of folding phones that Motorola inaugurated four years ago made avant-garde design one of its main virtues. The Razr 40 Ultra continues this premise by combining a glass frame with a matte finish or vegan leather on the back cover.
It even provides new color options thanks to its alliance with Pantone, such as the Viva Magenta 2023 tone, also present in the Edge 30 Fusion and Edge 40. Added to this are Infinite Black and Glacier Blue as alternatives that will also arrive in Argentina .
On the other hand, the razr 40 ultra offers a multidimensional and cinematographic audio experience with Dolby Atmos that provides an experience of greater depth, clarity and details for that user who usually enjoys movies, series or documentaries. Also, the new spatial sound makes the sound even more immersive, whether it’s when listening to music or a podcast.
Regarding the rest of its technical characteristics, Razr 40 Ultra is also equipped with an alternative version of the 2022 processor from the American Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which has up to 30% more energy efficiency of CPU and GPU. than its predecessor, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
On the energy side, a 3800 mAH battery with 30-watt TurboPower fast charging that surpasses that of previous generations and the absolute debut of wireless charging.
Razr 40: the “economic” foldable
The democratization of technology in relation to price/quality has been characterized throughout Motorola’s history, as in the case of the mid-range Moto G. However, now it seeks to strike with the first of the Razr below the 1000 dollars.
The younger brother of the Razr 40 Ultra version is focused, as admitted by the company, for a segment from 18 to 34 years old that seeks to set a trend, but without having to have so much money. Thus, they included cameras with larger sensors that provide a greater number of pixels, but at the cost of a reduced external screen in extension (1.5 inches) similar to the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The cameras can capture sharp photos and selfies in any light with a 64MP main camera and OIS, or capture everything from stunning wide-angle shots to extreme close-ups with a 13MP Wide + Macro lens. Also, use the 32 MP front camera for high-quality video calls.
The new razr 40 continues with the premise of a distinctive and elegant appearance, which combines Gorilla Glass and vegan leather that gives it greater glamour. It’s soft to the touch and comes in a variety of fashion colors selected in collaboration with Pantone, such as Matte Grey, Pearl White and Amethyst Purple.
Also, like the rest of the phones made by Motorola, both models come with the classic moto gestures: the camera and flashlight turn on when you rotate or shake the equipment, screenshots are taken with three fingers.
Also included are custom entertainment settings like menu color and font editing, and when you add Lenovo’s proprietary security features like ThinkShield, Moto Secure, and Moto KeySafe to all of this, the Razer 40 delivers. with all the expectations of the aspirational user who is looking for a sophisticated, luxurious phone with the latest technology.
At the same time, it maintains the internal screen size of 6.9 inches Full HD Plus and up to 144 hertz image refresh rate, the teardrop-shaped hinge, its ultra-thin design and the same with the technical characteristics of its older brother.
Motorola Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra: price and availability in Argentina
After its presentation in the country, the Razr 40 Ultra and its economic version Razr 40 will begin to be marketed in the first weeks of Julya month before the apparent launch of Samsung’s fifth-generation Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip rival devices.
With no confirmed price so far, as expected, according to Motorola sources, the main exponent of this family will be a cell phone that it will be around 1000 dollarswhile the other will be in the price range between an Edge 40 ($369,999) and an Edge 30 Fusion (249,999 pesos).