Motorola are today announcing their latest foldable phones with the launch of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and Razr 40, as well as a new entry in their more traditional phone line with the new Edge 40.
The newest generation of Razr foldables are the highlight of the announcement today with the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and Motorola Razr 40 launching next month. There’s also the Moto Edge 40, a more traditional smartphone which will also launch in July. All three will be launching with 24 month warranty out of the gate, and will include a basic two-piece case for the new Razr phones, and a single piece case for the Edge 40.
Continuing the partnership with Pantone, Motorola have announced that the new motorola razr 40 ultra, as well as motorola edge 40 will be available in Pantone Color of the Year 2023, Viva Magenta.
Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola Greater Asia Pacific said,
“No one knows more about foldable devices than Motorola. We invented the first flip phone and launched the first razr in the early 2000’s. Razr quickly became an icon; a fashion statement and something of a status symbol. As we continue to innovate, the razr continues to bridge that gap between technology and fashion. We understand that consumers are changing the way they use their devices and also that innovative design and form factor are paramount to enhancing their experience. With the new razr 40 ultra we have once again set new standards for foldables, with a very useable and engaging 3.6” outside display the largest external display of any razr phone.
Our ongoing partnership with Pantone allows us to combine our technology-driven innovation with Pantone’s mastery in colour trends, further empowering individuals to express themselves through the convergence of colour and tech. Additionally, we are proud to announce that Motorola will be donating from the sales of our new motorola razr 40 ultra and motorola edge 40 in the 2023 Pantone Color of the year, Viva Magenta, to Breast Cancer Network Australia, who work tirelessly to ensure that Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.”
Motorola Razr 2023
The new Moto Razr models both feature a redesigned teardrop hinge, allows for more room for the large display while also minimising crease. The teardrop hinge will allow users to position the phone in multiple angles giving you new ways to ‘interact, capture or create’.
The two new Moto Razr 40 phones will include slightly different external facing displays with the Razr 40 Ultra now sporting a 3.6” pOLED external display which Motorola are calling ‘the largest external display of any flip phone’, beating out the OPPO N2 Flip with its 3.26″ front screen and the Samsung GalaxyZ Flip4 with its 1.9” display.
Razr 40 Ultra
Headlining the release is the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra which will sport It’s a foldable, so once flipped open the internal panel folds out to show a large HDR10+ 10-bit 6.9 FHD+ pOLED display, capable of a refresh rate of up to 165Hz.
The smaller external display will see more use with an Apps panel providing access to almost any app including games from Motorola and GameSnacks. Spotify fans will also appreciate the dedicated panel for controlling playback or change track without unfolding the device.
The Razr 40 Ultra will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor with 8GB DDR5 RAM and 256GB of on-board storage. There’s a 3800mAh non-removable battery inside the phone with support for ultra-fast 30W TurboPower charging with the 33W charging brick included in the box, as well as up to 5W wireless charging.
There’s a 12MP main camera paired with a 13MP ultrawide + macro vision sensor in the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra,, a step down from the 50MP main sensor on last years model. There is a 32MP selfie camera available to use when you flip the phone open.
The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra will be available in three colour options: Infinite Black, Viva Magenta and Blue Glacier.
In terms of availability, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra will be priced from $1,499 when it goes up for pre-order on June 13th, ahead of going on-sale on the 10th of July.
Offering an option for those wanting to get away from technlogy, the Motorola Razr 40 offers an option with a smaller 1.5″ display on the front, as well as coming in at a cheaper price while still including the teardrop hinge and large 6.9″” FHD+ pOLED HDR10+ LTPO internal display.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, the Razr 40 also includes 8GB of RAM, though DDR4 and 256GB of on-board storage. There’s a slightly larger 4200 mAh battery in the Razr 40 which should see you easily through the day, and it also supports 30W TurboCharge and Wireless charging.
The Razr 40 does get a larger main camera sensor with a 64 MP sensor paired with the same 13MP Ultra-Wide sensor with MacroVision. The Razr 40 also has the 32MP selfie camera available when you open the phone.
Motorola are making the Razr 40 available in three colours in Australia: Sage Green, Vanilla White and Summer Lilac, all of which come with an eco-friendly, stain resistant vegan leather finish.
If you want to get your hands on the Motorola Razr 40, you can pre-order from the 10th of July for $999, with the phone available on-sale from July 21st.
Lastly, the Motorola Edge 40 is a ‘fusion of elegance and convenience’ says Motorola, offering a ‘state-of-the-art’ camera system.
The phone includes a HDR10+ certified 6.55” borderless pOLED display with HDR10+ certification and 144Hz refresh rate and is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Dimensity 8020 processor. The phone includes 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage and there’s a 4400mAh battery on-board with support for 68W TurboPower fast charging which can get you to 50% charge in just 10 minutes and Motorola are including the 68W charger in the box, as well as up to 15W wireless charging.
There’s a dual camera array on the rear with a 50MP main sensor paired with a 13MP Ultra-Wide camera with Macro Vision, and a 32MP selfie camera in the display. The camera system is bolstered by an array of new video and camera features including Horizon Lock Stabilisation, Video Portrait and Vlog Mode among others.
Motorola says the Edge 40 will go on-sale in Eclipse Black and Viva Magenta for $699 from the 10th of July.
All three devices announced today will come with Android 13 with Motorola’s MyUX software over the top offering simple gestures, custom entertainment settings and the ability to personalise the device. They also include improved security with ThinkShield for mobile, Moto Secure, and Moto KeySafe, and come with Motorola’s Ready For suite of products making the phone interact with your PC seamlessly.
Motorola have advised that the new Motorola Razr 40 Ultra and Razr 40 will both receive three OS updates as well as bi-monthly security updates for 4 years. The Moto Edge 40 will receive two updates and three years of bi-monthly security updates.