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Motorola’s new foldable smartphone hits US market with competitive pricing


Motorola (NYSE:MSI) has officially launched the 2023 Razr, also known as the Razr 40 in international markets, in the United States. The device, priced at $699.99, is now available for purchase, making it a competitively priced option in the foldable smartphone market.

The launch of the Razr 40 follows Motorola’s strategy this year to introduce two models of its foldable Android smartphone. The other model, the high-end Razr+, boasts advanced internals and a superior external screen compared to the more cost-effective Razr 40.

The Razr 40 features a mid-range Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC processor, a 1.5-inch external display, and a camera system that includes a 64MP primary lens with laser autofocus, PDAF, OIS, a 13MP ultrawide lens, and a 32MP selfie camera. It also offers UFS 2.2 storage options (128GB and 256GB) and runs on Android 13 OS with three major updates and four years of security updates guaranteed by Motorola.

In terms of design, the device comes with vegan leather rear panels with an IP52 water-repellent coating and is available in Cherry Blossom, Sage Green, Summer Lilac, and Vanilla Cream colors. It also includes enhanced audio capabilities with dual stereo speakers featuring Dolby Atmos.

Motorola has ensured that despite the differences between the Razr 40 and its high-end counterpart, both models will support the latest multi-angle hinge, an Android 13-based UI with Moto Unplugged digital wellness setting, and wireless charging capabilities.

Motorola started accepting pre-orders for the Razr from October 12 with a $100 discount for early buyers. The general sale of the device began on October 19 through Motorola’s official website and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

The Razr 40’s large capacity 4,200mAh battery and its competitive pricing position it as a strong contender in the foldable smartphone market, providing consumers with a cost-effective alternative to higher-priced models.


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