Motorola’s Razr family of foldable smartphones has been revived and reimagined for the modern mobile tech world, with the company making significant progress since the release of the horrendous Razr 2019 edition. While the Lenovo-owned brand’s 2020 version of the Razr vastly improved upon its predecessor, the company is teasing a “much better” new Razr model set to be launched later this year. However, a fresh rumor is painting an incredibly promising picture of what’s to come.
The Razr Plus with a major downgrade – Minus battery life
According to “industry sources” from MySmartPrice, the next Razr model to follow the Razr 2019, Razr 5G 2020, and Razr 2022 with 5G connectivity, will be a Motorola Razr Plus (2023). However, the Plus comes with a major downside, specifically a downgrade in battery size. The rumored 2,850mAh cell capacity for the first Motorola foldable with the Razr+ branding is terrible compared to the 3,500mAh battery of the Razr 2022. Instead, it has more in common with the non-Plus variant released in 2020, putting it on par with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4, the most popular foldable handset currently available that comes with a 3,700mAh cell under the hood.
Possible Explanation for the Downgrade
It’s unclear why Motorola would take a step backward rather than forward after earning decent reviews with the third-gen Razr. However, there are two possible explanations: first, the rumor is bogus, or second, Motorola plans to release two different foldables in 2023 – one with a tiny battery and a fitting price, and the other significantly more powerful and likely a lot costlier.
Other Rumored Specs and Features of the Razr+ (2023)
Along with the rumored downgrade in battery life, the Razr Plus (2023) is expected to come with a larger cover screen than last year’s Razr, according to leaked images. The leaked picture suggests a noticeable change in this department. The primary panel on the device is likely to remain at 6.7 inches, with very few other details revealed or easy to anticipate at this time. The XT2321 model number of the Razr+ (2023) has been disclosed in a recent report, making it easier to gather information ahead of an announcement that could take place sometime this summer.
Improved 30W Wired Charging Support
One tidbit that can be taken for granted with the Razr Plus (2023) is that it will come with 30W wired charging support, which matches what the Razr (2022) offers and beats the Galaxy Z Flip 4 from that particular standpoint. However, while it may have improved in this aspect, the Razr Plus (2023) may not be recommended for a spot among the overall best phones money can buy in 2023.
In conclusion, Motorola’s Razr family of smartphones has come a long way since its initial release, and the company’s commitment to further improve its foldable smartphones is admirable. While the rumored downgrade in battery life for the Razr Plus (2023) is disappointing, the possibility of another foldable release that includes a more powerful battery is exciting. Ultimately, only time will tell if Motorola’s latest efforts will be successful in the highly competitive foldable smartphone space.