How cool were the original Razr phones? Released in 2004, the inaugural V3 models from Motorola were sleek and thin, available in multiple colors, and were even given away as parting gifts at the Oscars. Even Tony Soprano had one. They also had enough memory in them to hold two mp3 songs! Simply put, the Razr made flip phones a fashion statement, becoming the best-selling clamshell model of all time — and it’s not even close. After getting discontinued in 2007, Motorola came back in 2020 with the first smartphone version of the foldable phone, inspired by the original. But now, the tech company has come out with its most impressive models yet — and they can definitely store some more music.
Debuting the new-generation Razr and brand-new Razr+, Motorola has outdone itself yet again. Boasting the largest external display of any flip phone, the Razr+ is also the thinnest foldable when closed. The enlarged 3.6-inch OLED screen allows for better hands-free recording with 144Hz refresh rate, which is bolstered even more with a 12-megapixel f/1.5 stabilized main camera, AI face tracking, and auto-smile capture. The screen on the regular Razr is about half the size. Once you unfold it, you’ll be able to view the 6.9-inch OLED 1080p display with a 165Hz refresh rate.
Running on Qualcomm’s top-tier Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, the Razr+ has 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and 5W wireless charging. Available in black, magenta, and blue covers, both the Razr and Razr+ are housed in an aluminum frame with an IP52 rating, which doesn’t offer a ton of water protection, but it’s better than nothing.
Priced at $1,000, the Razr+ will go on sale on June 16 for a June 23 launch. No word yet on the non-Plus edition. Head to Motorola’s website to register your interest.