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Motorola's Razr 2023 May Feature 144 Hz Foldable Screen

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This year will see a handful of manufacturers launch foldable devices, Motorola included. The Lenovo subsidiary even teased the upcoming Razr 2023, which could sport an advanced display based on revealed information.

In an image posted on the Chinese social media site Weibo, it showed the clamshell's silhouette alongside a few lines that describe what its next-gen Razr will bring to the table. At the same time, it confirmed the device will carry the Moto Razr moniker, at least over in China.

First foldable to feature a fast 144Hz display

Perhaps the most interesting in the teaser is the label of a “super high refresh rate”. Although without laying down any specifics, it is likely the Motorola Razr 2023 could be the first foldable smartphone to feature a 144 Hz refresh rate on its main display. This is a considerable change compared to the current premium foldable with a 120 Hz refresh rate.

Motorla Razr 2023 Teaser
Motorola teased the Razr 2023 with a very fast screen refresh rate and large external display. / © Motorola

In comparison, Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 and full-sized Galaxy Z Fold 4 we reviewed last year were fitted with 120Hz displays on the inside. Until now, there are no clues whether the South Koreans would introduce a faster screen. Even the recently launched Vivo X Flip and Oppo Find N2 Flip are both stuck with similar specifications.

Oppo Find N2 Flip
When unfolded, the Oppo Find N2 Flip with a 6.8-inch 120Hz OLED panel is almost the size of a normal smartphone. / © NextPit

Will the cheaper Motorola Razr Lite receive a similar advantage? 

Considering there are two Razr models in the pipeline, it remains unclear if the advanced display could see action on the less capable 'Razr Lite' as well. What's expected is the cheaper variant will come fitted with a smaller external display as seen in the rendered pictures.

On the other hand, Motorola also lent weight to the previous report that the foldable will have a smaller capacity battery installed. In the same teaser image, it claimed the wider screen real estate on the external display will result in a reduced battery capacity.

Both the Motorola Razr+ and 'Razr Lite' are set to be revealed on June 1st. The pricing of both handsets remains unknown, but it's obvious that the latter will undercut most of the competition, albeit with a few compromises such as a smaller secondary display and downgraded chipset.

What are your thoughts on fast and fluid screens on foldable devices? Do you think these are necessary for foldables? We'd like to hear your answers in the comments.

Via: GSMArena Source: Weibo, Playful Droid

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I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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