Motorola is set to expand its foldable smartphone family with the introduction of Moto Razr+ 2023, according to recent reports. The company plans to launch the new device, which has been listed on the CQC and TDRA sites with model number XT2321-3, under the Razr+ brand name. However, the Canadian REL certification website has listed the phone as the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, indicating that different regions may receive the device under varying monikers. Speaking of the device’s specifications, reports suggest it could feature a 2.7-inch cover display backed by a 2,850mAh battery with 30W fast charging support.
Model Numbers and Monikers
The Moto Razr+ 2023 has recently made an appearance on various certification websites, including China Quality Certification (CQC), Telecoms Regulatory Authority of the UAE (TDRA), and Canada’s Radio Equipment List (REL). The device is listed on these sites with model numbers XT2321-2, XT2321-1 and XT2321-3, respectively. While the TDRA listing suggests the device will debut as the Moto Razr+, the Canadian REL website lists it as the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, suggesting different names for different regions.
Speculations on Features
The Moto Razr+ 2023 is expected to improve on its predecessor, the Moto Razr 2022, with a bigger battery. The latter, launched in China in August 2021, comes with a 6.7-inch foldable OLED main display and a 2.7-inch OLED outer cover display. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. For photography, there is a dual rear camera setup, including a 50-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor, while a 32-megapixel front camera is available for selfies. It is backed by a 3,500mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging.
Possible Release Dates
Despite appearing on various certification websites, Motorola has not yet revealed the official launch date for the Moto Razr+ 2023. Tech enthusiasts speculate that the smartphone could be launched sometime in 2023 following the Cyclops smartphone, which Motorola is expected to release later in 2022.
The Future of Foldable Smartphones
As more people embrace foldable smartphones, industry experts anticipate a surge in demand for such devices. Major smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi have already released foldable devices, with other brands gearing up to launch similar devices in the coming years. Some of the advantages of foldable smartphones include their ability to fold to a smaller form factor, making them highly portable, and their improved screen real estate when unfolded. Nevertheless, concerns remain about the durability of such devices over time, along with their battery life, which tends to be shorter than that of traditional smartphones.
The Moto Razr+ 2023 is set to expand the foldable smartphone lineup, following the successful Moto Razr 2022 release. While the device has appeared on certification websites under different model numbers and monikers, it is clear that the smartphone will offer improved features compared to its predecessor. With many other smartphone brands focused on developing foldable smartphones, it will be interesting to see how Moto Razr+ 2023 stacks up against its competitors. At the same time, technological advancements are likely to address the concerns about the durability and battery life of foldable smartphones, making them even more attractive to customers.