Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Release date, specs, and everything you need to know

Motorola Razr 2024 series colors
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The new Motorola Razr Plus 2024 is here as the latest compact foldable phone to grace our pockets. After a few underwhelming attempts to make a compelling foldable phone, Motorola's Razr Plus 2023 was a surprise hit, offering much of what consumers wanted in a clamshell. It launched with a flagship chipset, an impressively specced display, and a large and functional cover screen. But despite the highs, there were still plenty of lows that would make some hesitate to drop $1,000 on the phone. Now, with the launch of the Razr 2024, now might be a good time to throw your money in.

The latest Razr Plus brings plenty of welcome improvements while sticking largely to the same formula as its predecessor. In fact, Motorola doubled down on just about everything introduced in the last model. That means a similar design but with a larger cover screen, more vegan leather, a more up-to-date flagship chipset, and so much more. Meanwhile, the cheaper Razr 2024 borrows just about everything that made the Razr Plus 2023 so great.

Here's everything you need to know about Motorola's latest flagship.

Note: Motorola markets the Razr phones under different names between North American and international markets. We will mostly refer to the phone by its North American branding as the "Razr Plus 2024," although it will be branded as the Razr 50 Ultra outside of the U.S.

Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Price and availability

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 held up to a woman's face

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Motorola launched the Razr Plus 2024 on June 25 at an event in New York City. The phone will be available for preorder on July 10 and will go on sale on July 24.

As for pricing, Motorola is retaining last year's price tags, meaning the flagship Razr Plus 2024 will cost $999, while the cheaper Razr 2024 will cost $699. The phones will be available in one configuration, with 256GB on both and 12GB of RAM on the Razr Plus, while the Razr 2024 gets 8GB of RAM.

The Razr Plus 2024 comes in four colors: Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Peach Fuzz, and Hot Pink. The Razr 2024 comes in three colors: Koala Grey, Beach Sand, and Spritz Orange. Availability of these color options may vary on carrier or region.

Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Hardware and design

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 colors

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The Razr Plus 2023 was a fairly drastic design shift for Motorola, offering a hole-punch display, refined hinge, and an overall more modern look. With the Motorola Razr Plus 2024, the company took that same design philosophy and ran with it, adopting a largely identical design with front and back panels that curve into the rounded 6000-series aluminum frame.

The front is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, while the back of the phone has a vegan leather finish on each of the color variants. There are four different colors, and each has a slightly different texture on the back. The frame also matches the color of the rest of the phone. Meanwhile, the larger cover screen takes up the entire front panel, with two cameras protruding from the bottom corner.

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 cover screen

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Internally, the pOLED display measures 6.9 inches but has been improved with a peak brightness of 3,000 nits. There is still a built-in screen protector on the display, but it's more seamless and covers more of the panel, including the front-facing camera. The hinge design is largely the same as well, resulting in a very minimal crease across the display. The hinge is also slightly smaller, with more dust protection. The phone itself also has more water resistance, now with an IPX8 rating, meaning the phone can be completely submerged without damage (although we still would not recommend this).

The back of a Motorola Razr Plus 2024

A leaked render of the Razr 50 Ultra/Razr Plus 2024. (Image credit: Derrek Lee / Android Central)

At 7.1mm thick when open, the phone is slightly thicker than its predecessor, but not by much. Otherwise, the phone has similar dimensions to its predecessor, so anyone coming from the previous phone should feel familiar when handling this new one. The cameras protrude much more than before, so you'll want to be careful to avoid damaging the lenses.

Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Specs

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 going into a pocket

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The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 is powered by one of the latest Qualcomm chips, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3. It's not as powerful as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, but it still retains many of the capabilities, especially when it comes to AI. The chipset is paired with 12GB of RAM, so the phone should be able to handle on-device AI and have a better handle on juggling multiple apps or keeping them running in the background.

Just like its predecessor, the Razr Plus 2024 has 256GB of non-expandable UFS 4.0 storage, meaning you'll get what you get and no more. Of course, there are options for cloud storage, such as Google One.

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CategoryMotorola Razr Plus 2024
OSAndroid 14 (Hello UX)
Display (internal)6.9-inch, pOLED, FHD+ (2640 x 1080), 165Hz LTPO, 3,000 nit peak, 22:9
Display (external)4-inch, pOLED, 1272 x 1080, 165Hz, LTPO, 2,400 nit peak
ChipsetSnapdragon 8s Gen 3
Storage256GB, UFS 4.0
Rear Camera 150MP wide, f/1.7, 0.8μm (1.6μm w/ pixel binning), OIS
Rear Camera 250MP 2x telephoto, f/2.0, 0.64μm (1.28μm w/ pixel binning)
Selfie Camera32MP, f/2.4, 0.7 μm (1.4μm w/ pixel binning)
Audio3 mics, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Spatial Sound, Snapdragon Sound 4
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC
SecurityFingerprint sensor, Face unlock
ProtectionIPX8, Gorilla Glass Victus
Battery4,000mAh, 45W wired charging, 15W wireless, 5W reverse-wireless
Dimensions (open)73.99 x 171.42 x 7.09mm
Dimensions (closed)73.99 x 88.09 x 15.32mm
ColorsMidnight Blue, Spring Green, Peach Fuzz, Hot Pink

One of the most significant changes is to the battery. The capacity has grown to 4,000mAh, up from 3,800mAh on the Razr Plus 2023. That's a fairly significant capacity jump, and battery life should be much better with a more efficient chipset. This was a weak point for the Razr Plus 2023, and Motorola claims all-day battery life with the Razr Plus 2024.

Charging specs have also improved, with 45W wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and even 5W reverse-wireless charging.

Other specs include support for Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, Dolby Atmos with spatial sound, and the latest Snapdragon Sound technology.

Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Software and features

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 folded on a stair

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The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 runs Android 14 out of the box with the company's latest Hello UX on top. Some aspects of the software are similar to what you'd find on the Pixel, but Motorola has added more of its own flair to the UI while borrowing from others. For example, the settings menu is revamped and much more compact than before. Users can also choose a more modern style Control Panel that separates notifications from the quick settings menu, depending on what side of the display you swipe down from.

Aside from newer Android 14 flourishes, Motorola is also touting some AI features, such as support for the Gemini app, something that has thus far been poorly supported on flip phones. The app can even be used from the phone's cover screen, and the phone also supports Gemini Nano with features like Magic Compose.

Gemini on the Motorola Razr Plus 2024 cover screen

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The company is also readying a suite of new AI features called Moto AI, which promise to bring more interesting capabilities to the phone. With these features, the phone will be able to "pay attention" to what the user is saying or doing and transcribe or summarize afterward. Moto AI can also summarize notifications and even recall live or on-screen moments so you don't forget anything.

Motorola says these features will be available "in the coming months" following the launch of the Razr Plus 2024.

Lastly, the company promises the Razr Plus 2024 will receive three OS upgrades and four years of software updates, which is in-line with the previous Razr models.

Motorola Razr Plus 2024: Cameras

The Motorola Razr Plus 2024 in Camcorder Mode

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Motorola has included a new set of cameras on the Razr Plus 2024, giving the phone dual 50MP sensors. The primary sensor is a standard wide-angle lens, while the secondary rear camera is a 2x telephoto. Motorola says this should allow users to capture more natural portraits of users without losing any detail when zoomed in.

The Razr Plus 2024 also promises improved quality over its predecessor, thanks to the Photo Enhancement Engine, which fine-tunes images "for optimal detail, clarity, highlights, shadows, color, and bokeh effects." Other AI-powered features include Adaptive Stabilization to keep the phone steady when there's a lot of movement, Action Shot for capturing fast-moving objects or people, and Super Zoom to enhance close-ups using AI.

Users will also have access to various shooting modes that take advantage of the hinge, like Auto Camcorder Mode, which automatically starts recording video when the phone is held in a camcorder-like position (as seen in the image above). This mode is also capable of shooting video in a vertical orientation, which is ideal for social media.

Lastly, on the front is a 32MP selfie camera capable of shooting 8MP images thanks to pixel binning.

Motorola Razr 2024: Everything you need to know

The Motorola Razr 2024 colors

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In addition to the flagship Razr Plus 2024, Motorola has also launched the cheaper Razr 2024, which comes less than a year after the Razr 2023 made its way to North America. The phone adopts a nearly identical design to the Motorola Razr Plus 2023, bringing a larger 3.6-inch OLED panel that allows the use of apps and other features. The phone also comes in vegan leather finishes and, as mentioned before, is available in three different colors.

The phone is powered by a MediaTek 7300X chipset, which is one of the newest midrange chips at the time of writing and should be a step up from the previous model's Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. The phone retains 8GB of RAM but doubles its storage capacity to 256GB.

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CategoryMotorola Razr 2024
OSAndroid 14 (Hello UX)
Display (internal)6.9-inch, pOLED, FHD+ (2640 x 1080), 120Hz LTPO, 3,000 nit peak, 22:9
Display (external)3.6-inch, OLED, 1056 x 1066, 90Hz, 1700 nits, 1:1
ChipsetMediaTek 7300x
Storage256GB, UFS 2.2
Rear Camera 150MP wide, f/1.7, 0.8μm (1.6μm w/ pixel binning), OIS
Rear Camera 213MP ultrawide/macro, f/2.2, 1.12μm, 120°
Selfie Camera32MP, f/2.4, 0.7 μm (1.4μm w/ pixel binning)
Audio3 mics, stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Spetial Sound
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC
SecurityFingerprint sensor, Face unlock
ProtectionIPX8, Gorilla Glass Victus
Battery4200mAh, 30W wired charging, 15W wireless
Dimensions (open) 73.99 x 171.30 x 7.25mm
Dimensions (closed)73.99 x 88.08 x 15.85mm
ColorsKoala Grey, Beach Sand, Spritz Orange

The Razr 2024 gets the same 50MP sensor as the Razr Plus 2024, so the camera should get many of the same improvements. The difference is that the secondary lens is a 13MP ultrawide/macro sensor, seemingly the same as last year's Razr Plus 2023. The front-facing camera is 32MP.

Compared to last year's models, the OLED display has also been improved, with a peak brightness of 3,000 nits, although the refresh rate is down to 120Hz. Meanwhile, the cover screen now has a peak of 1,700 nits, but it should also be more battery efficient with a 90Hz refresh rate compared to the 144Hz on the Razr Plus 2023.

The phone gets the same IPX8 rating as the Razr Plus 2024, so the device is protected from submersion. The battery capacity is the same as last year's model, but wireless charging has been improved with 15W speeds.

Derrek Lee
Managing Editor

Derrek is the managing editor of Android Central, helping to guide the site's editorial content and direction to reach and resonate with readers, old and new, who are just as passionate about tech as we are. He's been obsessed with mobile technology since he was 12, when he discovered the Nokia N90, and his love of flip phones and new form factors continues to this day. As a fitness enthusiast, he has always been curious about the intersection of tech and fitness. When he's not working, he's probably working out.