The Motorola Razr 2022 has the potential to be the most exciting foldable phone of the year, so it’s disappointing to have only been announced in China so far. But several leaks have suggested that it will hit Europe, and perhaps even on a global scale.
Roland Quandt – leak with good track record – tweeted (opens in a new tab) saying that “he will certainly come to Europe as well.” Then they sound very confident and in answer (opens in a new tab) Ross Young – who also has a good leak record – claimed Motorola was going to sell many of them, so “there should be a global release eventually.”
This claim of a global launch sounds more like speculation, but at least a launch in Europe seems likely, with a global launch being very possible.
It has no idea why some media say that “Motorola RAZR 2022” is only available in China. It will definitely be coming to Europe as well, so I have no idea what Moto is communicating, but …….August 11, 2022
As always, we would take these leaks with a grain of salt, but both sources are reputable, and it has always seemed likely that Motorola would roll out the Razr 2022 in other regions.
After all, this is one of Motorola’s most famous phones, and the previous models in this line have been introduced on a larger scale. The original Motorola Razr foldable landed in the US, UK and Australia, while the Motorola Razr (2020) was sold in both the US and UK. So it would seem strange if Razr 2022 was limited to China.
The big question now is exactly when the Motorola Razr 2022 will get a wider launch, but we don’t think the company will wait too long.
Analysis: What the Motorola Razr 2022 has to offer
In case you missed our previous coverage of the Razr 2022, the phone has a 6.7-inch 1080 x 2400 OLED foldable screen with a very high refresh rate of 144Hz, along with HDR10 + support.
It also has a 2.7-inch 573 x 800 secondary screen and uses the powerful Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset in combination with up to 12 GB of RAM.
There’s also up to 512GB of memory, as well as a 50MP main camera, a 13MP ultra wide camera, and a 32MP selfie camera. The battery is 3500mAh and supports 33W quick charge.
Most potential buyers will likely choose between this and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and on paper the Motorola Razr 2022 likely wins. It has a larger screen, higher refresh rate, faster loading, more potential RAM, and more megapixels in its cameras.
However, Samsung’s phone offers better water resistance and can be generally more durable as it also uses Gorilla Glass Victus Plus and Armor Aluminum. The battery in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is also slightly larger.
So there’s no clear-cut winner considering the home screen size and chipset are the same in both cases.
What it really can come down to is price. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 starts at $ 999.99 / £ 999 / AU $ 1,499 and we don’t know yet how much the Razr 2022 will cost, but considering the Chinese price, it might be a bit less.
Either way, they look like two of the best foldable phones you can buy – assuming they meet their specifications.