We now have the first phone to use the brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, barely over a week after the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 launch. The Motorola Edge X30 is now available for purchase. The X30 Special Edition has an under-display selfie camera, whereas the ordinary X30 has a punch hole. The remainder of the specifications is the same across the two phones. On stage, Motorola also revealed the Moto S30, which features a Snapdragon 888+ processor.
Motorola Edge X30
The Motorola Edge X30 has a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The 60MP selfie camera with a 1/2.8-inch sensor and 0.61m pixels is housed in a tiny punch hole cutout below the earpiece on the standard edition. The Special Edition makes use of the same module but hides it beneath the display; it will be interesting to compare the two.
Both X30 phones’ displays support native 10bit color and HDR+ content.
According to Motorola’s tests, the X30 should provide a 20% boost in CPU performance, a 30% boost in GPU scores, and a 400% boost in AI workloads when compared to the Snapdragon 888+ chip. These figures are consistent with Qualcomm’s 8 Gen 1 statement. The Motorola X30 scored 1,061,361 points on AnTuTu, which is the greatest score on the platform to date. In addition, the phone has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.
A 50MP primary camera with OmniVision’s OV50A 1/1.55-inch sensor with OIS is mounted around the back. When 4in1 pixel binning is used, the pixels are 2.0m in size. A second 50MP ISOCELL S5KGM1 ultrawide sensor is included, as well as a 2MP depth of field module. You can record natively up to 4K video.
The Edge X30 sports a 5,000 mAh battery with 68W wired charging, and Android 12 is the operating system.
In its 8/128GB configuration, the Motorola Edge X30 starts at CNY 3,199 ($501). There’s also a CNY 3,399 ($532) 8/256GB model and a CNY 3,599 ($564) 12/256GB model. The UD camera-equipped X30 Special Edition costs CNY 3,999 ($627). On December 15, the first sales in China begin.
Motorola S30 Edge
While the snazzy new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will be all the rage on Android flagships from now on, that doesn’t imply the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s predecessor is suddenly slow. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ is at the heart of the Motorola Edge S30, the company’s new upper-midrange smartphone. It comes with a 6.8-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ resolution and a variable refresh rate that may range from 144Hz to 48Hz depending on the work at hand.
A 108MP main sensor, a 13MP ultrawide snapper, and a 2MP depth assist are at the command of the camera department. The 16MP front-facing camera takes pictures. A 5,000 mAh battery is included, although charging is sluggish at 33W. The Moto Edge S30, unlike its flagship sibling, runs Android 11.
In its base 6/128GB configuration, the Motorola Edge S30 will cost CNY 1,999 ($313). The top-tier 12/256GB model would set you back CNY 2,599 ($407). The official start of sales is December 21.