The Motorola Edge 40 Pro was announced today, and the smartphone is Motorola’s flagship phone for 2023 in every respect – Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, super-fast 125-watt charging and a 50-megapixel main camera with a large sensor. The same hardware was previously presented in the Chinese Moto X40, which was heavily customized for the local market. The Edge 40 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a much cleaner user interface that is much closer to Android 13.
The Motorola Edge 40 Pro features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It has a 1080p resolution, 2.5D curved sides, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front and back. There’s also an under-display fingerprint sensor and a 60-megapixel in-display selfie camera.
The Edge 40 Pro’s camera setup is spearheaded by a 50-megapixel main camera with a 1/1.55-inch sensor, OIS and an f/1.9 aperture. The ultra-wide also has a resolution of 50 megapixels and, in addition to a 117-degree fov, also offers autofocus. The sensor is 1/2.76 inch and the lens has a f/2.2 aperture. The 12 megapixel 2x telephoto camera has a 1/2.93 inch sensor and an aperture of f/1.6.
The battery is slightly smaller at 4,600 mAh than the cell of the Edge 30 Pro. The supplied charger takes the Motorola Edge 40 Pro from 0 to 50% in seven minutes. A full charge takes less than 20 minutes. Wireless charging reaches 15 watts, and there is also wireless reverse charging with 5 watts. In addition, IP68 protection against water and dust is on board and there are quite slim dimensions – the Motorola cell phone is 8.6 mm thick and weighs just under 200 grams.
Prices and availability
The Motorola Edge 40 Pro is sold in Europe and Latin America in one option – 12GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 storage. There is no microSD slot, but at least space for two SIM cards. Start is “in the coming days” in blue or black for €900/$981. However, availability and prices may vary slightly by country.