Motorola’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 rival could be much better than expected

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 will likely be the foldable clamshell phone to beat in 2022, but a major rival is expected to come before it, with the 2022 Motorola Razr being announced on August 2. Before that, the company revealed some key details about the phone.

In a post on Weibo (opens in a new tab) – a Chinese social network – Motorola has revealed that the 2022 Razr will have a 50MP main camera with “flagship imaging hardware”, while another seemingly official teaser image shared by @yabhishekhd (opens in a new tab) gives a clear overview of the main display.

This image lacks the massive chin of the Motorola Razr 2020, so it looks like we’re getting a big design upgrade here.

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That’s not the only promising upgrade the Motorola Razr 2022 is expected to offer, as the phone also appeared on the Telecommunications Terminals Industry Association (TAF) (opens in a new tab)‘s, complete with an assortment of specifications.

This is a Chinese site, to which device makers provide details of their upcoming handsets, so the information here is likely to be accurate.

In the case of the Motorola Razr 2022, the most notable detail listed is a battery capacity of 3,320 mAh, which is significantly higher than the 2,800 mAh we had heard about previously.

Beyond that, it also lists a 6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 OLED primary display, a 2.65-inch 573 x 800 OLED secondary display and a choice of 8GB, 12GB, or 18GB of RAM, paired to 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage.

It will also apparently come in a wide range of colors, including black, white, blue, cyan, green, gold, red, silver and gray, and will have dimensions of 166, 99×79.79×7.62mm when unfolded, with a weight of 200g.

While we’re taking these details with a slight side of salt at the moment, there’s a good chance they’re correct, and we’ll find out very soon, as the full announcement is only a day away at the moment. of the editorial staff.

Analysis: Motorola could finally have a real Z Flip rival

This is Motorola’s third attempt at a foldable phone, and while the first two were great, they were also flawed. But from what we’ve heard about the 2022 Motorola Razr so far – and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 – it looks like Motorola might actually have a chance to compete with Samsung’s next model.

The biggest problem Motorola’s foldable Razr phones have had in the past is their price, which was high and significantly higher than the Galaxy Z Flip line. But leaks suggest the Razr 2022 could be cheaper than its predecessor, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 could see a price hike, which could mean the latter two models cost a similar amount.

We were also worried about the Razr 2022’s battery life, as the Razr 2020 has poor battery life, and earlier leaks suggested the capacity would be the same here. But with this latest news pointing to a bigger 3,320mAh juice pack, maybe Motorola will have fixed that as well.

Beyond that, the rumored and confirmed specs appear broadly in line with what we’ve come to expect from the Z Flip 4 – except that Motorola’s phone is likely to have a larger secondary display.

So with the launch of the Z Flip 4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 a week later on August 10, we might be seeing the kind of foldable showdown we haven’t seen in a while.