Motorola shows off the Moto Edge X30 – but you may not be able to buy it

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Motorola promised a few days ago that it would launch a flagship-level smartphone this month, and now one of the company’s official social media accounts is used to show the world the Moto Edge X30.

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The single, official photo was posted to a Motorola account on Chinese social network Weibo (via GSMArena), and gives us our first proper look at the Moto Edge X30 device, which features slim display bezels and a punch-hole camera on top . Putting cover.

Before you get too attached to it, it’s important to note that we’re not exactly sure which markets this phone will hit. It is definitely launching in China first, but it is not clear whether it will eventually find its way to the US, Europe and other regions.

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Official and Rumored Specs


What makes the Moto Edge X30 particularly noteworthy is that it is set to be one of the first phones to run on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset that was just unveiled by Qualcomm – a chipset that has been found in a lot of top-notch smartphones. -End Android phones are likely to be powered throughout 2022.

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Motorola has also made some of the other specs of this phone official: We know the display is going to come with a 144Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+ content, and the ability to display over a billion colors.

Unofficially, we have also heard that the handset is going to come with a display that measures 6.67 inches from corner to corner. Apparently it will also come with a triple-lens 50MP+50MP+2MP rear camera. It is to be fully unveiled on 9th December.

Analysis: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 future

The Moto Edge X30 will be one of the first phones we see running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, but many more handsets will follow. As with the launch of any processor from Qualcomm, there are a slew of new features to look forward to.

For a start the chipset is supposed to enable always-on cameras – not to keep you under constant surveillance, but to enable functionality like hands-free unlocking (since your phone will be able to recognize who you are while it doing other work).

There are also updates in terms of reducing background noise on phone calls and reaching 10Gbps internet speed. If you have access to the latest and greatest 5G connection, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is going to make sure you’re always connected at the fastest speeds possible.

Then of course there are performance improvements too: The chipset means that Android phones by 2022 will be faster and more capable than ever, with the Snapdragon 888 jumping about 20% in terms of speed.

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