A few days ago, a detailed leak with various technical data gave us a foretaste of what Motorola is currently cooking for the Edge 40 series. The Pro model will be the global variant of the Chinese X40, while the regular Motorola Edge 40 will be a brand new model. It is expected to be powered by the new Dimensity 8020 chipset compared to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in the Edge 40 Pro. There is also 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 or 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The Motorola Edge 40 will have a curved AMOLED display, a slightly smaller 6.55-inch panel compared to the 6.67-inch Pro. The Motorola smartphone’s 8-bit panel achieves a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, while the Pro delivers 10-bit and 165 Hz. The camera setup is expected to be led by a 50-megapixel main camera with OIS. There is also a 13-megapixel ultra wide camera and a 32-megapixel front camera. The Pro, on the other hand, has a 50/50/12 megapixel setup including a 2x zoom lens.
Finally, the 4,400 mAh battery charges 68 watts with a cable and 15 watts wirelessly. For comparison, the Pro fills its 4,600 mAh battery with 125/15 watts. The new renders show two of the four starting colors, namely Eclipse Black and Nebula Green. There are also Lunar Blue and Viva Magenta options.
Both have vegan leather backs, the other two colorways should have matte acrylic backs instead. The frame is made of aluminum while the type of glass on the front is currently unknown. Both Edge 40 models are dust and water resistant according to IP68.
Now for the pricing, the Motorola Edge 40 is €600 ($650) with 8/128GB. The flagship Edge 40 Pro costs €900 ($980). For comparison, the Motorola Edge 30 and Edge 30 Pro cost €450 and €800 respectively at launch.