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    Motorola’s upcoming Razr 50 Ultra might only have one upgrade

    The Razr 40 Ultra distinguished out as one of the greatest foldable phones of 2023, offering remarkable performance with exceptional adaptability.

    Motorola looks to be preparing for its replacement. Just don’t anticipate a complete redesign; modest adjustments are more probable.

    Here’s all we know about the Razr 50 Ultra, which will most likely be marketed as the Razr+ (2024) in the US.

    When will the Motorola Razr 50 Ultra be released?

    While we haven’t had any confirmation from Motorola regarding release date at this stage, the release dates of recent models give a rough idea:

    Based on last year’s launch, Motorola is anticipated to release the Razr 50 Ultra in June or July 2024. However, it is possible that the debut outside of China would be delayed by many months, as was the case in 2022.

    If Motorola follows with its present naming traditions, the new Razr 50 Ultra will most likely be sold in the United States as the Razr+. According to MSPowerUser, which acquired a recent shot of what seems to be the Razr 50 Ultra, “The phone will be available in the US through Verizon Wireless, one of Motorola’s long-term partners, under the Razr+ branding.”

    How much will the Motorola Razr 50 Ultra cost?

    There are no leaks or rumours regarding pricing at this stage. Therefore, we must refer to previous models to estimate the likely cost of the Razr 50 Ultra:

    • Motorola Razr 40 Ultra – $999/£1,049/€1,199
    • Motorola Razr (2022) – £949 (approximately $1149)
    • Motorola Razr 5G – £1,399/$1,399

    Foldable phones are generally expensive, yet Motorola has managed to keep its pricing relatively reasonable, considering the specs of the 2023 models.

    At this point, we expect the company to at least maintain the current price without any additional cost bumps.

    What specs and features will the Motorola Razr 50 Ultra have?

    While the technical specifications for the next model are unknown, rumors of a nearly comparable design suggest Motorola may opt for a slight upgrade. Here’s what we know at this point.

    Design

    Last year, Motorola made a significant alteration to the design of its foldable cellphones. The Razr 40 Ultra adopted the appearance of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, abandoning the prior curved shape evocative of the earlier Motorola Razr phones.

    MSPowerUser has shared what it says are the first renderings of the Razr 50 Ultra. It shows a remarkable similarity to its predecessor, notably on the front panel.

    It still appears to feature a considerable bezel around the screen to protect the display, as well as a punch-hole selfie camera.

    On the back, the design is divided into two sections: a top area that houses two cameras (primary and wide angle) as well as a screen, and a bottom section made of gray plastic with the Motorola logo.

    This configuration indicates the possibility of launching an entirely new color version for the next model. In contrast, its predecessor initially offered three color options: black, blue, and red.

    Interestingly, Motorola looks to have maintained the design same throughout generations. Indeed, the single image shared by MSPoweruser may easily be misinterpreted as a new color variation of the Razr 40 Ultra.

    Display

    Last year’s model had a 6.9-inch 144Hz pOLED screen and an additional 3.6-inch external panel. Although there is currently no information regarding this, we do not expect these screens to receive any changes this year.

    Razr 50 Ultra
    Performance
    According to MSPowerUser, Motorola has dubbed its future flagship Razr handset ‘Glory’ and is developing it under the model number ‘XT-2453-3’. It will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU.

    In the previous model, we dealt with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. However, it is unclear if Motorola would replace the Razr 40 Ultra with a successor powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset.

    But either way, expect flagship-level performance.

    Cameras

    The Razr 40 Ultra had 12Mp main and 13Mp ultrawide cameras on the rear, along with a 32Mp selfie camera on the front. In our article we stated that the two main lenses aren’t bad – solid specs, but nothing outstanding.

    These are still better specs than those on the Galaxy Z Flip 5, especially when it comes to the selfie camera, however Motorola could be tempted to make an upgrade this year.

    Razr 50 Ultra

    Battery & charging

    It is unclear whether Motorola will decide to make any changes to the Razr 50 Ultra’s battery (capacity and charging speed).

    Last year’s model had a 3800mAh battery with 33W charging. Improvements to both would be welcome, but by no means guaranteed.

    Software

    The Razr 40 Ultra came preloaded with a modified version of Android 13, which bears a remarkable similarity to Google’s default but has several additional features. As a result, the Razr 50 Ultra will almost certainly come pre-installed with Android 14.

    Motorola also promised three major version updates last year that would ensure compatibility with Android 14, 15, and 16, as well as four years of security patches.

    It’s not as good as Samsung or Google’s software support (both give seven years for flagships), but it’s adequate.

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