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2022 Moto Razr gets big price drop, 144 Hz display, flagship SoC

Lenovo’s Motorola division still hasn’t given up on a modern reboot of the Motorola Razr.

Last night, the company announced the “Moto Razr 2022,” though it will seemingly be available only in China. The good news is that there’s a big price drop this year: The phone is now 5999 CNY, or about $900. Previous Razr reboots sold in the $1,400 range, and the second-generation version was actually more expensive (~$1,830) in China than in the US.

The inner screen is getting a big upgrade with this version; it’s now a 144Hz, 2400×1080, 6.67-inch OLED. Powering this super-fast display is the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. This is another huge upgrade for the Razr since the previous version had a midrange chip. The phone has 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3500 mAh battery, and 33 W charging. That’s a lot of upgrades compared to the midrange and more-expensive second-generation version. If Motorola wants to compete with the $1,000 Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, though—which this phone seems to borrow a lot from—these changes were necessary.

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