Motorola is one of the big legacy names for smartphones, so it’s always interesting to see what they come up with when new models are announced.
We’ve been impressed with the Edge 30 series and with rumors emerging regarding its successor, we’re gathering all the news and details we know so far about the Motorola Edge 40 series, also known as the Moto X40.
When will Motorola Edge 40 series be launched?
Motorola has confirmed that it will launch the X40 series in China sometime in December, teasing the phone with a poster that compares it to an SUV based on its IP68 water resistance rating.
Since the X30 line was finally launched in the West as the Edge 30 series, it makes sense that the X40 phones would eventually get to know us as the Edge 40.
This still leaves the question when These models will launch under the name Edge 40, but it’s likely to be at least a few months away. Motorola Edge 30 series has an amazing release, and it may be a similar case with the next generation. Here is when the Edge 30 models debuted:
As you can see, the 30 Pro was the first to launch, and we think we’ll likely see the same thing again next time.
How much does Motorola Edge 40 cost?
We have yet to see any details about the pricing of the Motorola Edge 40 range. To give ourselves an idea though, we can look back to the previous generation. Here’s how the models line up in this range:
Motorola Edge 30 Neo – £349 / €399 (about $415)
Motorola Edge 30 – $399 / £379 / €499
Motorola Edge 30 Pro – $699 / €799 (about £589)
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra – £749 / €899 (about $889)
Motorola hasn’t launched all models in all regions (hence the different approximate prices) and we suspect it might be the same story with the Motorola Edge 40 series.
What features will we see in the Motorola Edge 40 series?
So far, we know very little about the Edge 40 line, although Motorola has begun to confirm some details.
The company has confirmed that the X40 — the model we expect to launch as the Edge 40 Pro elsewhere — will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and will have IP68 water and dust resistance.
Some additional details can be gleaned from the FCC listing for the Edge 40 Pro, which shows a device that supports 125W fast wired charging, while also supporting wireless and reverse charging. There seem to be two variants, one that offers a single SIM and one that has a physical SIM and an eSIM.
The same phone has appeared on Chinese certification site TENAA under the name X40. In this listing there are more details about the hardware inside. The model has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 along with a 6.67-inch OLED display with curved edges and a 144Hz refresh rate.
The rear camera array has three modules: a 50MP main shooter, allied with a 50MP wide 50MP telephoto sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor. Obviously, the RAM will range from 8GB to 18GB, with storage from 128GB to 512GB. Interestingly, the listing contains the device with a 5,000mAh battery and 68W charging, which is lower than the 125W fast charging in the FCC listing. Could this mean that these are two different devices, or will shipping vary by market?
We’ll keep updating this article as more details become available, so until we know more, be sure to take a look at our guide to the best smartphones available right now.