The Motorola Edge 40 was announced back in May. A European launch followed, followed by an Indian launch later that same month. But the smartphone never found its way to North America, while the Edge+ (2023) has been available in the USA since May. Renderings of a Motorola Edge (2023) have now appeared on the Internet. This could be the American version of the Edge 40, or it could be a completely separate model, like the Edge (2022).
However, the renderings look quite similar to the Edge 40. Both the curved edges of the display and the camera module, the position of the lens and the LED flash. And if you look closely, you can just about make out the inscription “50MP” on the main camera, which also fits the Edge 40.
If the Motorola Edge (2023) is indeed a rebranded Edge 40, then we can expect a 6.55-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate and HDR+ support. It is powered by a Dimensity 8020 chipset. It is powered by a 4,400 mAh battery with 68 watts of wired charging and 15 watts of wireless charging. The case has a vegan leather back and is IP68 protected against dust and water.
The Edge (2022) was released last year for $500, albeit with different hardware than the European Edge models. The Edge+ (2023) is identical to the European Edge 40 Pro. It has an MSRP of $800 (but has since dropped to $700). The price difference is partly due to the more expensive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.