Motorola’s flagships have been excellent over the past few years, and the first official phone in the new Edge 30 series promises to maintain that trend.
All You Need to Know Motorola Edge 30
Although the Motorola Edge 40 Pro has been anticipated for some time, it has finally been released. This is the same phone that was released in China in December as the Moto X40.
Nonetheless, it’s no slouch, what with its super-fast screen and other top-notch features, and it arrives in the UK offering great value for the money. What we know about that phone, its price, and potential sequels in the Edge 40 series are detailed below.
When will Motorola Finally Introduce the Edge 40 Pro?
In China, Motorola introduced the Edge 40 series as the Moto X40 on December 15th. The UK and Europe will receive the Edge 40 Pro in April 2023, marking its arrival in the Western hemisphere. We don’t know if or when any further Edge 40 phones will be released.
No successors to the X40 have been announced, and the Edge 40 Pro has appeared on its own. Even still, a cursory review of the 2017 lineup reveals that other models are almost certainly on the way but may not hit shelves for a little longer:
- Until March 2022, Motorola’s Edge 30 Pro.
- May 2022 Motorola 30 Edge
- September 2022 for the Motorola Ultra Edge 30
- September 2022 release date for the Motorola Edge 30 Neo.
- 2022 release date for the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
We expect to see a similar pattern this year, with more models releasing in the summer and fall after the initial introduction of the 30 Pro (which was the first of its kind).
The Motorola Edge 40 Pro is Priced at $.
The only known price for the Edge 40 Pro is £799 in the United Kingdom. That’s a lot more money than Motorola’s flagship phone from the previous year, the £749 Edge 30 Ultra, and it may indicate that the company is rethinking its pricing strategy.
The 30 Pro from last year didn’t make its debut in the UK, but at $699/€799 in the US and Europe, it was cheaper than the Edge 40 Pro from this year. To get a feel for what to expect from subsequent generations of models, we can study the ones that came before them.
The lineup of cars in that price bracket looked like this, starting with the least expensive:
- The Motorola Edge 30 Neo can be purchased for about $415 (£349.
- Motorola Edge 30: 499 Euros/GBP/USD
- Price: around $615 (£499 or €699) for the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion.
- The Motorola Edge 30 Pro can be purchased for a price of £589.
- Price: £749 (about $889) for the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.
We speculate that the Motorola Edge 40 series may follow suit in that not all models were made available in all locations (thus the varying estimates of pricing).
How Many Features Does the Motorola Edge 40 have?
It’s likely that the Edge 40 series will include more than one phone. Below you’ll discover the confirmed specifications for the Edge 40 Pro, as well as the earliest rumours about the incoming basic Edge 40.
Motorola Edge 40 Pro
The only one we can confirm at this time is the X40, which debuted in China but is known as the Edge 40 Pro in the West. Apart for minor differences in RAM and storage options, the two variants share identical specifications.
This phone has some serious kudos. The Edge 30 Pro’s 6.7-inch curved OLED display returns, but with a significant upgrade: the previously fast 144Hz panel has been enhanced to 165Hz, making this a truly enticing handset for mobile gamers who don’t want to commit entirely to a proper gaming phone.
Models come in two colors—Interstellar Black and Lunar Blue—and feature a minimalist design that stays true to the excellent look of the previous generation. It’s lightweight (199g) and thin (just 8.6mm), with the added security of Gorilla Glass Victus and an IP68 rating for protection to dust and water.
For a phone aimed at gamers, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of storage are standard features; however, a cheaper 8GB RAM variant is available in China.
The battery capacity of 4600 mAh isn’t enormous, but it should be sufficient to last a whole day. Even though the 15W wireless charging is rather slow by Chinese flagship standards, you still get the faster 125W wired charging, so it’s not a deal breaker.
The cameras appear to be reliable once more, with a triple back configuration including a 50Mp main camera with optical image stabilisation, a 50Mp ultrawide, and a 12Mp 2x telephoto, and a high-res 60Mp selfie camera on the other side.
In terms of operating system, the phone will come preloaded with Android 13. Motorola has taken an important step forward by offering three Android version updates (through Android 14 this year and up to version 16) and four years of security support for the handset. Although not the best, that is still quite satisfactory.
Specifications are as follows:
- 7-inch Full HD+ pOLED 165Hz screen
- Generation 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon
- 12GB RAM
- Save Space: 256/512GB
- Capacity: 4600 mAH
- Cabled 125W charging
- A 15W wireless charging system
- 50 megapixel, f/1.8 OIS sensor camera
- 50 megapixels, ultra-wide f/2.2 lens
- 2x optical zoom, 12 megapixel camera
- Selfie camera with 60 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.2
- The Victus Gorilla Glass
- 2 x 74 x 8.6mm
- Android No. 13
Edge 40 Motorola
Accurately revealed the launch details of the Edge 40 pro before its Western release, and at the same time gave us the first reliable specifications for the rumoured Edge 40. The rumoured use of the unreleased MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset suggests a lower-priced product. It will have up to 256GB of storage space and 8GB of RAM.
Although having a smaller 4400mAh battery and slower 68W wired charging than the Pro, it supposedly still offers the same rapid 15W wireless charging. The 6.55-inch OLED screen will feature Full HD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 144 frames per second.
It will have a 32MP camera for taking selfies and a 50MP camera and 13MP ultrawide lens on the back. The rear of this phone is either acrylic or vegan leather, although either material has an IP68 rating.
Lunar blue, Nebula green, Eclipse black, and Magenta are the launch colours. Here are the complete specifications, at least according to rumours:
- 55-inch OLED with Full HD+ resolution and 144 frames per second
- Size of MediaTek 8020 Diminished
- 8GB RAM
- Capacity of 256GB
- Capacity: 4400 mAH
- Wire-based 68W charging
- Wirelessly recharging at 15W
- 50 megapixel, f/1.5 OIS sensor camera
- The UltraWide-13MP Camera
- High-resolution 32-megapixel front-facing camera
- The Android Number Thirteen