Motorola is expected to debut Motorola Razr 40 and Razr 40 Ultra in the first week of June, and a new leak reveals something that may be missing from the market-leading Galaxy Z Flip 4. According to the report, the Razr 40 Ultra may lack IP68 water and dust resistance, offering a more modest splash of IP52 resistance instead.
The request comes from a tipster Snoopy Tech, citing the leaked official Motorola specification. According to the sheet, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra will have an IP52 rating. IP52 rating means the device is protected against limited dust and water splash ingress, but it cannot be submerged – which is usually found in some best cheap phones. In short, the water resistance of the new Razr does not match what is now the rival of its predecessor. This gel for retail list which went up prematurely in May listing the Razr 40 Ultra as not waterproof.
Motorola is expected to unveil its new Razrs at an event on June 1, but the company’s partners have already spoiled the reveal with early retail deals and even billboards in some parts of Europe.
Missing or irrelevant?
The degree of protection IP68 is standard in the vast majority best smartphoneswhether Apple, Samsung or even Motorola’s Edge 40 Pro has this level of certification. This qualifies as solid dust protection and means the phone can be considered waterproof (tested in fresh water up to one meter deep for up to 30 minutes). However, when it comes to foldable devices, this is not yet the norm. Foldables have many more moving parts than conventional smartphones, so water and dust resistance are obviously more difficult. Our division intowhat is the degree of IP protection‘ should offer more information.
For those looking for a solid Motorola experience, the obvious solution would be to buy a Motorola Edge 40 or Edge 40 Pro, both of which are IP68 rated as already mentioned. For those who want foldable devices in particular, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 remains the standard clamshell form factor carrier at the moment. While there’s no denying that water resistance is a useful feature, it’s hard to argue that it could be a significant sales factor. Unless Motorola is targeting its new Razrs specifically at swimmers, we suspect these foldable devices will be based on more prominent metrics like pricing.