The Motorola Razr 2023 will be the fourth incarnation of the clamshell folding phone, but Motorola also seems to have been busy preparing an extra surprise: another model apparently launching at the same time.
An unofficial render of one of these foldable devices is now here MySmartPrice (opens in a new tab)though the site does say there’s only the possibility of two phones right now – so adjust your expectations accordingly.
According to MySmartPrice and renowned informants @OnLeaks (opens in a new tab)the standard Motorola Razr 2023 will be the Razr Lite, while the extra phone will actually be the more premium, more expensive Razr Plus.
So… today, I can reveal that #Motorola is launching not 1 but 2 #Razr phones this year! This is your first look at this flip phone and I think it will debut in vanilla #Razr2023 or more likely #MotorolaRazrLite! On behalf of @mysmartprice 👉🏻 https://t.co/MQO4C7poL6 pic.twitter.com/Gvuf7hGPYcApril 15, 2023
It’s a Razr Lite (probably simply Razr) for rendering. They showed off a dual-lens rear camera next to a rather small housing display with relatively thin bezels on either side of the screen. There is a selfie camera cutout on the main display.
Apparently, these renders are based on “low-quality real-world images of prototypes in the testing phase,” so there’s no guarantee they’ll be accurate — though those sources have a solid track record with leaks and advance info.
These renders suggest that the rumored major upgrades — a large lid display, a dual-tone design, and other overall improvements — are actually making their way to the Plus model. Launch is expected around August.
Analysis: More options are always a win
The renders of the so-called Razr Lite we’re looking at here might look a bit bland at first — note the tiny housing display, for example — but keep in mind that Motorola will be pricing the phone accordingly.
There’s a reason there are plenty of mid-range phones on the market right now: Not everyone wants or needs the latest and greatest tech in a phone. The price of a top-of-the-line phone is also too high for most people.
That’s where the Razr Lite could come into play, giving consumers the chance to buy a foldable phone at a more reasonable price. Samsung hasn’t experimented with a foldable device of its own, but the move makes a lot of sense.
In addition to the price differentiation, the internal specifications are likely to be different, and the more choices the better. It will be interesting to see what price points Motorola is going for when these phones launch.