Next-generation Motorola Razr to receive major downgrades despite Ultra branding
XDA Developers have shared new information about the Razr 40 Ultra, Motorola's next flagship foldable smartphone. For reference, Motorola is also thought to have developed a cheaper clamshell foldable, which was previously billed as the Razr Lite. However, Evan Blass has since clarified that the Razr Lite will arrive as the Razr 40 instead.
While Razr 40 specifications have not leaked yet, XDA Developers has offered insights into all aspects of its Ultra-branded sibling. Surprisingly, it appears that the Razr 40 Ultra will be somewhat of a downgraded Razr 2022, with Motorola electing against making many rumoured upgrades. For example, this year's Razr retains the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 that powered its predecessor, which Motorola will continue to complement with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Additionally, the Razr 40 Ultra will feature a 120 Hz foldable display, down from 144 Hz. Although the panel continues to output at 1080p, it will have 240 pixels more vertically than its predecessor. Hence, the Razr 40 Ultra will have a nominally taller aspect ratio with smaller bezels to boot.
Moreover, the cover display will grow to 3.5-inches and will output at 1,056 x 1,056 pixels. XDA Developers adds that the Razr 40 Ultra will switch utilise the Sony IMX563 as its primary camera, a 12 MP sensor with a 1/2.55-inch optical format. In comparison, the Razr 2022 featured the OmniVision OV50A, a 50 MP sensor with a larger 1/2.55-inch optical format. Elsewhere, the Razr 40 Ultra has a 13 MP ultra wide-angle camera (SK Hynix Hi1336) and a 32 MP front-facing camera (OmniVision OV32B40), which appear to have been carried over from the Razr 2022. Currently, the Razr 40 Ultra is expected to launch at the start of June for approximately €1,200 in the Eurozone.