Folding phones have come a long way since their inception. From the early flip phones of the 90s to the foldable smartphones of today, the technology has evolved significantly. With the introduction of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, Motorola is taking a refreshing approach to the traditional folding phone design.
What Sets it Apart?
Compared to its predecessor, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is not a significant hardware overhaul. However, the updated product definition and philosophy are what sets it apart from other folding phones on the market.
Motorola has moved away from the original Razr design and positioning and has joined the mainstream definition of vertical small folding screens. The Razr 40 Ultra is all about fashion, color, and fun, catering more to the female market. Unlike other “Flip” phones that follow a rugged, traditional design, the Razr 40 Ultra is perfect for the fashion-forward and tech-savvy audience.
Design and Display: A Refreshing Take
The Razr 40 Ultra has undergone significant changes in appearance, becoming more mainstream. The screen no longer requires a special design with curved edges and cutting, and all designs can use standardized materials with cost reduction benefits.
The internal and external screens of the vertical small folding phone have the same PPI of 413 and a resolution of 1056×1066. The external screen’s refresh rate is 144Hz, supporting HDR10+ / full-range DC dimming / SGS eye protection double certification. The external screen uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, making it durable and scratch-resistant.
The Razr 40 Ultra’s internal screen uses a 6.9-inch OLED screen, supporting a 1-165Hz LTPO refresh rate. This phone covers a 123% DCI-P3 color gamut, with a 10-bit color depth and full support for DC dimming technology. The fourth-generation star track hinge of this phone has a folding life of 400,000 times. When unfolded, the thickness of the body is 6.99mm, and when folded, it is 15.1mm, with a weight of approximately 184.5g.
Camera and Features
The Moto Razr 40 Ultra has an external screen camera for selfies, with the area of the external camera being able to choose to display or not to cover. The internal and external screens can be used alternately, and the external screen even allows for full functionality apps.
Flip phone powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ mobile platform, LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1. up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The front camera is 32 million pixels, and the rear camera is a 12 million pixel main camera and a 13 million pixel ultra-wide-angle camera.
The Razr 40 Ultra has a built-in 3,800mAh battery, supporting 33W wired fast charging and 5W wireless charging. It is equipped with X-axis linear motor, stereo dual speakers, IP52 dust and water resistance, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, and side fingerprint recognition, among other functions.
The Future of Folding Phones
The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is a refreshing update to the traditional folding phone design, offering a perfect blend of style and substance. With its updated product definition and philosophy, it is sure to appeal to the fashion-forward and tech-savvy audience. As folding phone technology continues to evolve. Razr 40 Ultra is a glimpse into the future of what folding phones can be.
The price of the phone is $999. It has a proper IP rating of IP53, but it lacks water resistance, enabling the use of any app on the outside screen. The internal display boasts a 165hz refresh rate, while the external display has a 144hz refresh rate. Overall, the phone offers a very nice user experience.