The Moto Razr 40 Ultra looks flipping incredible

New renders show an outside screen that's actually useful as well as attractive

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra
(Image credit: EVLeaks)

We're already pretty excited about the latest generation of Motorola Razr, the Moto Razr 40 Ultra. It's expected to launch on 1 June 2023 to go head to head with some of the best folding phones such as the Oppo Find N2 Flip and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, and we already know it's going to have the largest cover display of any flip phone. But new renders indicate that the screen will be as useful as it is attractive.

The latest leaks come via noted leaker @evleaks, who has currently restricted their Twitter account. New images show the front screen in action displaying videos, running map navigation, running games and offering a full-screen keyboard for messaging. With most folding phones using their external displays (if they have one) as little more than notification areas, that's a really big deal – and I hope it's something Apple does when it finally launches the long-awaited folding iPhone.

Moto Razr 40 Ultra: what we know so far

The Moto's external display is expected to be 3.5 inches diagonally, with a resolution of 1,056 x 1,066. It's rumoured to have a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 inside with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. The main display is reportedly a 120Hz panel delivering a resolution of 2,640 x 1,080.

Prices are expected to be similar to the Galaxy Flip 4, so expect something around the thousand-dollar/thousand-pounds mark. Colour options are reported to be Glacier Blue, Phantom Black and Viva Magenta.

I'm all-in on Apple but I'm genuinely excited by this phone: I've owned tons of phones over the years and liked many of them, but I absolutely loved my Motorola Razr v3. It's one of the most beautiful feature phones ever made, and the Razr 40 Ultra clearly shares the same DNA. If this were an iPhone, I'd have ordered it already.

Carrie Marshall

Writer, musician and broadcaster Carrie Marshall has been covering technology since 1998 and is particularly interested in how tech can help us live our best lives. Her CV is a who’s who of magazines, newspapers, websites and radio programmes ranging from T3, Techradar and MacFormat to the BBC, Sunday Post and People’s Friend. Carrie has written thirteen books, ghost-wrote two more and co-wrote another seven books and a Radio 2 documentary series. When she’s not scribbling, she’s the singer in Glaswegian rock band HAVR (