Motorola has indefinitely postponed the launch of the Razr (2022) foldable and the Moto X30 Pro flagship smartphone. The company was scheduled to launch the new products in China today. But it canceled the event at the last moment. The Lenovo-owned phone maker didn’t specify the reason for this abrupt change in plans nor did it announce a new launch date.
In a Weibo post just hours before the event, the general manager of Lenovo China’s mobile division Chen Jin apologized for this sudden cancelation. He said the launch has been canceled “for some reason” without going into details. Motorola also made a similar apologetic post on the microblogging platform but refrained from sharing any information regarding the change in plans.
“We are deeply sorry for this and thank you for your enthusiastic support for Moto’s new products. For information about new products, you can continue to pay attention to Moto’s official information platform,” the post read (machine translated).
Motorola had built a strong hype around the Razr (2022)
Motorola has been teasing the Razr (2022) foldable for the past few weeks. The company has revealed key information about the device bit by bit, building a strong hype around it. The device was shaping up to be a worthy competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4, which launches next week. Perhaps it even has one notable advantage over the Korean firm’s offering — a larger cover display. But in an anti-climatic end to all the hype, the firm canceled the foldable’s launch at the last moment.
The Moto X30 Pro was also highly anticipated thanks to the 200-megapixel rear camera. It would have been the world’s first smartphone to feature a 200-megapixel camera. Well, it may still be if Motorola doesn’t postpone the launch for too long. There aren’t many reports of another device coming with such an ultra-high-resolution camera anytime soon. But this cancelation certainly doesn’t bode well for the device.
While Motorola’s official communications are short of information on why it canceled the Razr (2022) and Moto X30 Pro launch event, there are rumors that the decision has something to do with rising tensions between China and Taiwan. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently announced plans to visit Taiwan and the Chinese government isn’t liking it. Beijing has warned that the US will “pay the price” for it. Let’s hope these political tensions would settle down soon and we will finally get to see the new Motorola foldable.