Moto Edge X30, the first with Qualcomm’s next-generation SoC

Motorola has announced the launch of the Moto Edge X30, a smartphone that will hit the market this month with a prominent component: it will be the first to use Qualcomm’s new SoC, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Moto Edge X30 is Motorola’s new flagship in smartphones. It mounts a large 6.7-inch diagonal OLED multi-touch screen with FHD + resolution. Its adaptive refresh rate can reach 144 Hz, while touch sampling is 576 Hz. It supports HDR10 + high dynamic range, and its maximum brightness exceeds 1000 nits.

As we said, it will be the first smartphone to use the new generation of chips. Qualcomm has designed to cut the gap compared to Apple A and, incidentally, position itself in PCs with better performance designs. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 used by the new Motorola promises a 20% increase in process performance, a 30% increase in graphics performance, and a 25% efficiency improvement over the Snapdragon 888, with advances also in the digital signal and camera engines, Hexagon and Spectra.

Motorola accompanies the chip with 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5 memory and internal storage UFS 3.1 of 128 or 256 Gbytes. Its 5,000 mAh battery is not bad, coupled with 68W short cable charging. At the same time, for its camera system, Motorola mounts a triple sensor on the main one and a front camera of excellent resolution with 60 megapixels.

Most terminal versions will have a cutout in the screen for the front camera, but Motorola will also offer a special edition with a camera under the screen.

Moto Edge X30, specifications

Screen OLED de 6.7 ″ – 144 Hz – HDR10 +
Resolution FHD+
Chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Memory Eight o 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 o 256 GB UFS 3.1
Frontal camera 60MP (1.2.8 ″)
Rear camera Triple configuration:
· 50MP primary (1 / 1.55 ″ with OIS)
· 50MP ultra-wide (1 / 2.76 ″ with 117 ° FoV)
· 2MP, F2.4 depth
Connectivity 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, NFC, USB-C
Battery 5,000 mAh with 15W fast charge
Dimensions 161.4 x 76.3 x 9.0 mm
Operating system Android 12

Moto Edge X30, versions and prices

Motorola has announced its launch in China on December 15. We see several color finishes, and another of its outstanding notes will be that it pre-installs Android 12 with its own MYUI 3.0 interface. As for versions and prices, they will be the following:

  • 8 GB of RAM / 128 GB for storage: 500 dollars to change.
  • 8 GB of RAM / 256 GB for storage: 535 dollars to change.
  • 12 GB of RAM / 256 GB for storage: 565 dollars to change.
  • Special Edition with camera under the screen, with 12 GB of RAM / 256 GB for storage: 630 dollars to change.

It is unknown when it will be available in international markets. If its configuration changes, Motorola aims a bit by releasing the new Qualcomm chip and being one of the first to offer Android 12 as standard.

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