Motorola just announced the 2022 Motorola Razr, which has a bigger screen and a dual camera than its predecessor.
Why is this important?
Foldables make up a small portion of the larger smartphone market, but shipments are growing
The Motorola Razr is making another comeback. Motorola just announced a new version of its Razer foldable phone with a dual-lens main camera, a larger 6.7-inch screen andThe device will be available in China on August 11 after Samsung announces the processor And .
Motorola hasn’t announced pricing or plans to bring the 2022 Razer to markets other than China. Among the biggest improvements is the 2022 Razr’s upgraded dual camera, which includes a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera.48-megapixel main camera. The addition of a dual camera will help Razer catch up to Samsung in that regard, with the Z Flip 4 having both wide and ultrawide camera lenses.
The 2022 Razr’s screen gets a bump in size to 6.7 inches compared to its predecessor’s 6.2-inch screen. This makes it the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4. The cover screen is the same size as the previous generation Razer at 2.7 inches, which is considerably larger than the Z Flip 4’s 1.9-inch external display. Motorola also says the Razr will have a new Flex View that enables the phone to stand on its own when folded — another feature that could help it catch up to Samsung’s flip phones.
Foldable phones account for just a sliver of the overall smartphone market, but shipments are up dramatically in 2021 compared to 2020. According to International Data Corporation, 7.1 million foldables were shipped in 2021, marking a 264.3% increase from 2020.
According to Display Supply Chain Consultants, Samsung currently leads the foldable phone market with 74% of the market in the first quarter of 2022. But the launch of the new Razr is another sign that companies are keen to challenge Samsung’s position. Apart from Motorola, companies like Google, TCL and Oppo are rumored to have new foldables in the works.
According to 9to5Google, Google is developing a foldable Pixel, although a report in The Elec suggests it may be delayed. TCL is developedIt was meant to compete with the Z Flip and Razer, but that device was ultimately scrapped. It has since been seen With rollable screen and 360-degree hinge design. Oppo has launched its large format Late last year, and it’s rumored to be working on a foldable flip phone as well.
The new Razer looks like a refreshed version of its predecessor, intended to address some of its shortcomings. Foldable phones are still relatively new, but the 2022 Razer and similar devices prove that manufacturers are continuing to refine their designs.
The new Motorola Razr looks sleeker when folded in half
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