Motorola’s new razr (2024) smartphones bring more features to the cover display

Written on 06/25/2024
Taylor Bell

Motorola is giving its Razr and Razr+ smartphones a 2024 update, which means the company is expanding the AI ​​capabilities of its latest foldable devices. These are the first phones to ship with the Google Gemini app pre-installed, customers get a free three-month subscription to Gemini Advanced, and Gemini can be accessed on the cover display by holding down the power button.

But that's just one of the new features of the cover display, which lets you interact with your phone without having to open it.

Motorola says that the new Razr and Razr+ (also called the Razr 50 and Razr 50 Ultra in some markets) will let you access Google Photos from the cover display for the first time, and there's a new dedicated panel for Spotify audio playback or control from Bose headphones or earbuds. There's also a set of new watch faces and customization options.

Both smartphones feature a 6.9-inch, 2640 x 1080 pixel foldable pOLED built-in display. However, the Motorola razr+ (2024) display supports a refresh rate of up to 165Hz, while the razr (2024)'s is up to 120Hz.

The razr+ comes with a larger 4-inch 1272 x 1080 pixel 165Hz cover display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, 8GB to 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage, and a 4,000mAh battery. Supporting 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging, the Razr (2024) will be available for preorder from July 10th for just over $1000.

Meanwhile, the Razr (2024) is a cheaper model that will retail for $700 and comes with a smaller 3.6-inch 1056 x 1066 pixel cover display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimenisty 7300X processor, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB storage, a 4,200mAh battery, and support for 33W wired charging and 15W wireless charging.