Motorola is now revealing a new Edge lineup, the Edge 40 series, with more specification details and pricing as well. The Pro model will be rebranded as China’s X40; the vanilla Motorola Edge 40 will be a brand-new model.
The base model will have a new Dimensity 8020 chipset; of course, this chipset is similar to be used for mid-ranger smartphones, while the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is based on Edge 40 Pro. The smartphone will come with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The Moto Edge 40 uses an AMOLED display with a 6.55” display size, while the Pro model uses 6.67”. Surprisingly, this mid-ranger will have a high refresh rate of 144Hz and will be an 8-bit panel, compared to Pro model with a 165Hz, 10-bit panel.
The smartphone will use a 50MP primary camera with OIS and a 13MP ultra-wide camera, compared to the Pro model, which uses a triple camera setup – 50+50+12MP with a 2x zoom lens. The selfie camera will use a lower resolution sensor at 32MP.
Finally, this battery receives a significant improvement with a 4,400mAh and will support both wired (68W) and wireless (15W) charging, compared to Pro model, which has a 4,600mAh battery with 125/15W charging. According to TheTechOutlook and OnLeaks, this phone will have some color options, including Eclipse Black, Nebula Green, Lunar Blue, and Viva Magenta.
Both models have a vegan leather back, and the frame will use aluminum. Both Edge 40 models have IP68 certification to protect the device from dust and water.
The base 8/128GB Moto Edge 40 will cost around €600 ($650/₹53,500), while the Edge 40 Pro will cost €900 ($980/₹80,500). For comparison, the predecessor, the Edge 30 and Edge 30 Pro, were €450 and €800 at launch.