Motorola disrupted the Indian smartphone market again today with the launch of the motorola razr 40 ultra and razr 40, the latest additions to its flagship razr smartphones series. This announcement brings back the iconic razr, dipped in cutting-edge technology and style-driven self-expression, to Flip the Script of foldable smartphones. Each feature of this new family is carefully crafted to meet the needs of modern consumers who want to stand out and who want the best version of a modern flip phone. Motorola also announced India’s leading Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon as its new brand ambassador at the launch event held today in the city.
Leading the pack is the razr 40 ultra which is the thinnest flippable smartphone in the industry when flipped closed - and includes the powerful Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, efficient battery, and the largest external display of any flip phone.1 This incredible External Display comes with an astonishing 3.6” pOLED screen which is fully capable of supporting multiple apps and functions even when it is closed, so users can view more at a glance and access content which matters the most. Users can respond to messages, take a selfie, get directions, play games, listen to music on Spotify and enjoy watching YouTube all on this large external display.
Moreover, this external display is also the smoothest with 144Hz adaptive refresh rate making switching between apps and scrolling websites quite seamless. This external display comes with peak brightness of 1100nits thus having clear screen visibility even in outdoors. Also, this display has Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus Protection ensuring durability for rough usage. Furthermore, the external display also features the highest resolution in its class, with over a billion shades of true-to-life colors thanks to 10bit and 100% DCI-P3 features thus enhancing the viewing experience. This large external display opens up a plethora of use cases for consumers, from content creation to applying makeup or taking quick look before you take a selfie.
This is not enough as when the motorola razr 40 ultra smartphone flips open, it reveals a nearly creaseless and ultra-smooth display, which has a vivid 6.9" pOLED screen with the highest screen refresh rate of 165Hz and peak brightness of 1400nits enabling users to have even better smartphone experience when fully open. Motorola razr40, also comes with a similar display configuration with a refresh rate peaks at 144Hz which makes it ultra smooth too.
In terms of design, Motorola is offering an iconic piece of nostalgia in a modern infinitely flexible design. The razr 40 Ultra folds completely in half with the top and bottom edges aligning perfectly for a seamless, gapless, ultra-thin and sleek look. Unlike most other flip phones, the razr 40 ultra, does not leave any visible crease on the screen because of its redesigned teardrop hinge. It also comes with the industry’s first dual-axis tracking, which reduces the size of the device, thus making both the razr phones the World’s Slimmest Flippable phone in the industry when flipped close. The iconic design of the razr 40 ultra and razr 40 features a combination of a metal frame with premium vegan leather option on the back making it easy to grip and soft to touch.
Redefining the smartphone experience, the razr 40 ultra and razr 40 come with Flex View technology which offers new ways to interact, capture, and create. Users can angle the device to easily view content, video chat with friends, and more. When standing on its own, the device enables users to frame the perfect shot and capture the perfect pose using gesture capture and auto-smile capture. The device comes packed with features of a high-end smartphone and therefore this device is an ideal match for trendsetters, and tastemakers who like to stand out in a crowd but also for digital minimalists who want to disconnect and take back control of their device.
As per the camera, the Motorola Razr 40 ultra comes with a powerful 12MP main camera sensor using Instant Dual Pixel PDAF for a faster, more accurate performance, even in the most sensitive lighting conditions. Owning to the phenomenal combination of a wide f/1.5 aperture lens with OIS to eliminate unwanted shakes and produce pictures with beautiful soft-focus backgrounds, this is perfect for content creators who are always on the go and like to capture and share flawless pictures. The razr40 ultra also has a Night Vision mode for video to capture brighter footage with more detail, better clarity, and more accurate color when shooting in low-light environments.
Rounding out the cameras is a 13MP ultrawide + macro vision lens that allows for wide-angle shots that fit 3X more into the frame than a standard lens. Users can also flip open razr 40 ultra and use the 32MP front camera for selfies and video calls or keep their hands free by folding the phone into the ideal view for the perfect selfie. Moreover, users can also leverage the high-quality camera and massive display as a mirror for quick makeup or going live. Similarly, the Motorola razr 40 boasts the highest resolution sensor to ever be featured in any of Motorola’s foldable smartphones. The device features a 64MP main camera with OIS, a 13MP Ultrawide + Macro Vision lens on the rear, and a 32 MP camera on the front for capturing breathtaking images and high-quality video calls.
Fueling all these features, and much more is the powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, which comes with advanced AI and fast refresh rates, and 5G connections. While the Motorola razr 40 boasts the Powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, based on 4nm platform. When it comes to multi-media, the razr 40 Ultra is more than just a marvelous display, it also packs Dolby Atmos for an enhanced auditory experience. So now, users can not only enjoy exceptional visual details but also experience multi-dimensional sound, which brings out more clarity, detail, and depth. Combining that with the new Spatial Sound by Moto, makes sound feel even more immersive and fills the space around the user whether they are listening to music or watching their favorite movie. Regarding battery, the razr 40 ultra has an ultra-fast 33W TurboPower charger coming in the box and supports wireless charging, on a lasting battery of 3800mAH, which is larger than the previous generation of razr while the motorla razr 40 comes equipped with a massive 4200mAH battery.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Prashant Mani, Executive Director - Motorola Asia Pacific, said, "Motorola has been a pioneer in technology and innovation. We are proud to launch the two latest additions to the iconic razr legacy, keeping up with the tradition of disrupting the market and raising the bar with every single product. These cutting-edge devices embody our relentless pursuit of pushing boundaries, bringing together exceptional design, remarkable functionality, and unrivaled user experience. We are confident that the razr 40 ultra and razr 40 will shape the future of foldable smartphones and exceed the expectations of our valued customers.”
Commenting on the availability of the product, Mr. Ranjit Babu, Director Wireless and Home Entertainment, Amazon India said “At Amazon, we’ve always put our customers first. We strive to understand the needs and desires of our customers and constantly seek ways to enhance their experience. We believe that providing a wide selection of high-quality products is key to achieving this vision. And today, with the launch of the razr 40 series, we take another significant leap in that direction. We are proud to launch the Motorola razr 40 and 40 Ultra on Prime Day and look forward to delighting our customers with this exciting addition to our premium smartphone selection.
Motorola is bringing bold color options to the new razr 40 ultra including the Pantone® Color of the Year 2023, Viva Magenta in premium vegan leather design, a shade that is exclusive to Motorola devices, along with the option of Infinite Black with matte finish glass body. Whereas the motorola razr 40, comes in premium vegan leather finish with three trendy colors, namely: the Sage Green, a contemporary green tone, Vanilla Cream, a true off-white classic, and Summer Lilac, which is a mystical purple shade.
Both devices run on Android 13 and come with a promise of 3 OS upgrades and 4 years of security patches, with personalization available as per needs and the signature Motorola experiences such as the simple gestures, and custom entertainment settings are also available. Furthermore, the razr 40 ultra and razr 40 offer an extensive suite of security features, including ThinkShield, Moto Secure, and Moto KeySafe.
Availability & Pricing
The motorola razr40 Ultra will be available at a launch price of Rs 89,999/- while the Motorola razr40 will be available at a launch price of Rs 59,999/-
The smartphones will go on sale from 15th July 2023, 12 PM on Amazon, Motorola.in, Reliance Digital and other leading retail stores. Both smartphones are part of the prime day on amazon specials starting 15th July 2023.