Motorola Razr (2022): Release Date Rumours, Price, Specs, and Features

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The new Motorola Razr (2022) looks to be heading our way and one of the first things we'd love to know is a release date.

While the iPhone 14 may be hogging the focus at the moment, let's not forget that flip phones have come back into fashion over the last few years. That's thanks to the likes of Samsung's ZFlip line, as well as the original Motorola Razr re-release in 2019, and this 2022 version may well pack quite the punch.

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Here's everything we know so far, and why you have every reason to be excited for the return of a legend.

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Motorola Razr (2022) Release Date Rumours

While there isn't a concrete release date for the Motorola Razr (2022) just yet, we are left with the previous release date patterns to try and predict when it will arrive.

However, as you'll see, the patterns themselves aren't quite as predictable as Apple's or Samsung's release dates.

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For instance, the original rebooted Razr was announced in November 2019 and released in February 2020, whilst the second generation was announced in the first week of September 2020 and released the week after.

Therefore, it would be sensible to suggest that the third generation may come in the later stages of 2022, most likely in Q3 or Q4, if we go off of previous dates.

Motorola Razr (2022) Specs

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Whilst we may not have any info concerning the phone's release date, we have some meaty details on the Razr (2022)'s specs, according to a recent report.

XDA Developers has quoted sources that claim to know the specs of the phone. As for its chipset, this new Razr is expected to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 inside, one of the brand's latest and greatest processors. This would be quite a big upgrade compared to previous years as the last phone utilised a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G.

As for RAM, the leak suggests the new Razr will have either 6GB, 8GB, or 12GB of RAM alongside 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage. A 512GB version of the phone would double the top-end storage option from the Razr 5G from 2020.

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According to the general manager of Lenovo's smartphone division (who handle Motorola's smartphone output) on Weibo, Chen Jin, the sales of Motorola's 512GB version of their S30 smartphone have "exceeded our expectations" and that "the next new products, including the new folding screen mobile phones, will have a 512GB version that will surprise everyone.", essentially confirming a 512GB version of the Razr (2022).

As for the display, the new Razr (2022) is expected to feature a larger 6.7 inch Full HD+ AMOLED display (up by half an inch from the 2020 model) with a 120Hz refresh rate.

When it comes to cameras, the XDA Developers leaks have indicated a potential dual-camera on the back with a 50MP main sensor and 13MP ultrawide. Round front, there will be a small punch-hole 32MP selfie offering.

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Motorola Razr (2022) Price

Much like with the release date, there hasn't been any leaks concerning the potential price of the Motorola Razr (2022), but we can use previous years to get a sense of what it might be.

The original Razr, as one of the first foldable phones on the market, understandably had a high markup, with an RRP of £1,499/US$1499/€1599. The same was also exhibited in the following year's Razr 5G that, whilst it had a £100/$100/€100 price cut, still sat at £1,399/$1,399/€1499.

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Since then, however, the pricing of flip and foldable phones has dropped to below the £1000 mark, as exhibited.by the Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 3, and to remain competitive, the Razr (2022) will have to match those lower prices in order to make the prospect of a foldable phone more enticing.

As and when we hear more details, we'll be sure to keep you updated.