The new Motorola Razr 40 series is set to boost the market for foldable smartphones in India, which Samsung currently dominates. Lenovo’s smartphone manufacturer is launching two new foldable: the Motorola Razr40 and the Razr Ultra. Razr 40 Ultra Razr 40 Ultra packs top-of-the-line hardware and some top-of-the-line features and comes with a price tag that is competitive at Rs. 89,999. The Razr 40, however, is a more affordable variant of the Ultra and has the same price of Rs. 59,999. At the India unveiling event, we were able to test drive the foldable phones that are coming out and share our initial impressions.
Beginning with Motorola Razr 40 Ultra certainly stands out with its huge cover display, which we’ve never seen in a clamshell-style folding phone. The cover display is more of a conversation piece than the display itself.
The display on the outer side of the Razr 40 Ultra displays a 3.6-inch screen with a 144Hz pOLED resolution that can be used to complete nearly any of the routine tasks that can be accomplished with the larger display. Fun fact: the cover display is larger than the original iPhone released in 2007 (different aspect ratio, of course).
Its Razr 40 Ultra gets a 12-megapixel primary camera that has an f/1.5 aperture as well as support for OIS. (OIS). The camera also has an ultra-wide camera of 13 megapixels with an f/2.2 aperture and a 108-degree field of vision.
Inside, it has a large 6.9-inch foldable display at 165Hz with small hole-punch cutouts at the top of the display of the 32-megapixel camera. We have yet to try the cameras thoroughly; however, to take selfies, the external cameras and the large cover display that functions as an eye-finder might be a better option than the internal camera.
Razr 40 Ultra Razr 40 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. It was launched in India with a RAM of 12GB and an additional 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It also has the capacity of a massive 3,800mAh battery, 30W fast charging via wire and 5W wireless charging option.
All of this hardware is housed in a body that is made of a frame made of metal and an animal-friendly leather back panel. The phone also has an IP52 certificate for dust and water resistance.
The less expensive Motorola Razr 40 also has similar foldable displays to its more expensive sibling but with the same refresh rate of 144Hz. The Razr 40 also has a smaller 1.5-inch AMOLED display with 194×368 pixels, which is adequate for checking basic notifications and time.
The phone is vegan, with a leather back and a metallic frame. It also has a dual camera configuration with an incredibly high-resolution primary camera of 64 megapixels and an ultra-wide 13-megapixel camera. It also has a 32-megapixel front camera inside this foldable LCD. Razr 40 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC and an internal battery of 4,200mAh. The Razr 40 supports 30W fast charging.
Motorola folding phones run the most recent version of Android 13-based MyUX from the moment you purchase it. Are you considering purchasing the Razr 40 or its sibling Razr 40 Ultra? Razr 40 Ultra? Check back for our review of both phones, which will be posted shortly on Sarvaguide.