belated. Moto RAZR 2022 - the clamshell of my dreams - Mobile News World - Helpix

Photo belated. Moto RAZR 2022 - the clamshell of my dreams - Mobile News World - Helpix

A couple of days ago, a clamshell smartphone with a flexible screen Moto RAZR 2022 was announced in China. A direct competitor for Samsung's Flip line, specifically for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4. But, again, the question is - will RAZR crawl out of China or will it stay there?

On the one hand, the new clamshell can be considered the heir to the RAZR 5G 2020 released two years ago. By and large, everything is the same, but upgraded to modern realities, and the chipset is now top-end, flagship.

RAZR 2020

On the other hand, the Moto RAZR 2022 looks a lot like a smart phone�� Edge 30 Pro, which they took and bent the screen. But the hardware, the main camera, and the main performance characteristics of the screen (diagonal, frequency, resolution) remained unchanged.

Edge 30 Pro

To the point. First, about the screens, of course. Like the RAZR 5G 2020, there are two of them. The younger, auxiliary, retained a diagonal of 2.7 "(22 cm²), but the resolution and aspect ratio have changed a bit. Now 573x800 (364 ppi).

The main (and flexible) screen has grown from 6.2" (87 cm²) to 6.7" (108 cm²). If you forget about flexibility, this is quite a modern top-end screen of classic proportions - 1080x2400 (393 ppi). Yes, and oftenthat update is ultra-high - 144 Hz.

With iron, everything is clear. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (we are waiting for a million plus points in AnTuTu, as usual). Memory - from 8 to 12 GB of RAM and from 128 to 512 GB of permanent. Memory cards are of course not supported.

Battery - here Motorola diligently follows the example of Samsung - very small, only 3500 mAh. It is clear that they do not want to increase the weight, it is already rather big - 200 grams. But will the smartphone survive until the evening? Charging is moderately fast - 33 W.

Cameras. The front camera, as usual, is located in a neat round cutout, its size isSolution 32 MP. There are two rear cameras, 50 + 13 MP. The first one is the main one with the same OmniVision OV50A sensor used in the Edge 30 Pro. Those. everything is quite modest, because Edge in the Dxomark rating is now in the not very honorable 75th place. The second camera is a simple wide-angle, part-time trained to work as a macro camera.

There are no surprises in the "Other" section. The fingerprint scanner seems to be on the side (although some sources claim that it is hidden under the screen). There is an NFC module, a sixth Wi-Fi, support for 5G networks, etc.

Of course, not very cheap. ¥5999 (₽54200, $890), ¥6499 (₽58700, $965) and ¥7299 (₽66000, $1080) for the 8+128, 8+256 and 12+512GB varieties, respectively.

You can watch the new RAZR "live", for example, on this video:

Motorola Moto RAZR 2022 Key Features:

ScreenPOLED, 6.7", 108 cm², 1080x2400, 393 ppi, 144 Hz, 1B (10 bit) colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, HDR10+ Add. OLED screen, 2.7", 22 cm², 573x800, 364 ppi, touchscreen, capacitive, multi-touch, G-OLED HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
3.2 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730 Memory RAM 8-12 GB, ROM 128-512 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS3.1 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G
GSM Rechargeable Li-Pol, 3500 mAh, fast charging 33.00 W Dimensions166.99 x 79.79 x 7.62 mm Weight200 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 50 MP, f/1.88, 1.00μm, OmniVision OV50A, OIS
- 13 MP, wide-angle, f/2.2, 121°, 1.12μm, + macro
front camera: 32 MP, f/2.45, 0.70μm NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, MYUI 4.0 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC USBType-C

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