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Motorola Edge X30 goes official with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

by on09 December 2021

Edge X30 Special Edition to feature under-display front camera

It is official, Motorola is the first one to announce a phone with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The Motorola Edge X30 will be coming in two versions, with the Edge X30 Special Edition featuring an under-display front camera. The company also came up with the Motorola Edge S30, one to have the Snapdragon 888+ SoC.

While it is still not clear, it appears that the Edge X30 Special Edition will only have an under-display front camera, while the standard Edge X30 will come with a punch-hole solution, and all other specifications are identical.

Both the Motorola Edge X30 and thus the Edge X30 Special Edition, feature a 6.7-inch 10-bit OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate and FHD+ 2400x1080 resolution. The screen has HDR10+, and 700nits of brightness, and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 5, on both the front and the back.

The phone measures 163.6x75.6x8.5mm and weighs 194g. With that 6.7-inch screen, it ends up with a 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio and 387ppi density.

The heart of the Motorola Edge X30 is Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm SoC working at up to 3.0GHz. It will be backed up by 8GB or 12GB RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The main camera system on the back includes a main 50-megapixel 1/1.55-inch sensor from OmniVision with OIS, behind f/1.9 lens, a secondary 50-megapixel 1/2.76-inch sensor behind an ultrawide f/2.2 lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. You also get a dual-LED flash.

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The front camera is the same on both the Edge X30 and the Edge X30 Special Edition, a 60-megapixel 1/2.8-inch sensor behind an f/2.2 lens. The only difference is that the one on the Edge X30 Special Edition is behind the screen, so it will be interesting to compare the performance.

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The rest of the specifications are pretty standard for a flagship smartphone, with all the standard connectivity, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB Type-C Port, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers, and more. It lacks a 3.5mm jack and comes with a 5,000mAh battery with a 68W charger, which should get it up to 100 percent in 35 mins.

Motorola Edge X30 should be available in China first, as of December 15th, starting at CNY 3,199 ($500) for the 8GB/128GB, and CNY 3,599 ($560) for the 12GB/256GB. The Edge X30 Special Edition starts at $3,999 ($630).

Motorola Edge S30 is an interesting one with an IPS screen and Snapdragon 888+ SoC

If the latest SoC is not on your list, then Motorola Edge S30 should be an interesting choice, as it could be a great seller in the upper mid-range market.

The phone has a 6.8-inch IPS LCD screen with FHD+ resolution, 48-144Hz variable refresh rate, and still a quite good Snapdragon 888+ SoC.

It also has a triple camera system at the rear, with a 108-megapixel main sensor, 13-megapixel one, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera is a 16-megapixel one, and it comes with a 5,000mAh battery with 33W charging.

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The price starts at CNY 1,999 ($313) for the 6G/128GB version and goes up to CNY 2,599 ($400) for the 12GB/256GB option. It should start selling in China as of December 21st.


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