Motorola has beaten the likes of Xiaomi and Realme in launching the world’s first smartphone powered by the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The company unveiled the Moto Edge X30 as its latest flagship phone in China. So, let’s look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Moto Edge X30 in Nepal.
Moto Edge X30 Overview:
While it’s all hearsay for now, the Moto Edge X30 is rumored to launch under the “Moto Edge 30” moniker in the international market.
Performance and Memory
Like I mentioned earlier, the Moto Edge X30 is the first phone to be powered by the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 offers a 20% boost in CPU and a 30% boost in GPU performance compared to Snapdragon 888/888+.
Similarly, AI has been improved by 400%. With this chip, the Moto Edge X30 was able to score 1,061,361 in AnTuTu. Complementing this is 8/12GB LPDDR5 RAM and either 128 or 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
Users can choose between three memory configurations here: 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB. On the other hand, the phone runs on Motorola’s MYUI 3.0 based on Android 12.
Design and Display
Moto Edge X30 features a 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED panel with a 10-bit color depth. The standard version of the phone features a center-aligned punch-hole cutout whereas Motorola has also released a Special Edition with an under-display camera and seamless display.
The Special Edition is also known as the “Under-Screen Camera Version”. Regardless, both editions of the phone support a 144Hz refresh rate and 576Hz touch-sampling rate. They are also HDR10+ certified.
Likewise, the Moto Edge X30 measures 8.49mm in thickness and weighs around 194 grams. It is also IP52 rated against dust and splash damage.
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Moving on, the phone flaunts a triple camera setup at the back. Here, the 50MP primary camera uses a 1/1.55″ OmniVision sensor with a 2.0μm superpixel (4-in-1 binned). It also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) for stable video recording.
Accompanying this is a 50MP ultrawide sensor with a 117° Field of View (FoV). Completing the setup is a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera is capable of recording 8K videos and 960fps slow-motion.
Over on the front, Motorola has included a 60MP OmniVision sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. As per the company, it can capture RAW photos, too.
And this is where the only difference between the standard and Special Edition of the phone surface. While the regular Edge X30 houses the 60MP sensor inside the aforementioned punch-hole cutout, the Special Edition hides it under the display.
Rest of the specs
Moreover, the phone packs a 5,000mAh battery inside that supports 68W charging. The phone supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC for wireless connectivity. Other notable features include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a dedicated Google Assistant button, and a dual-speaker setup with Dolby Atmos.
Moto Edge X30 Specifications:
- Body: 163.56 x 75.95 x 8.49 mm, 194 gm, IP52 rated
- Display: 6.7-inches OLED panel, 144Hz refresh rate, 576Hz touch-sampling rate, HDR10+, 10-bit color, DCI-P3 colors
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm Mobile Platform)
- Memory: 8/12GB LPDDR5, 128/256GB UFS 3.1
- Software & UI: MYUI 3.0 based on Android 12
- Rear Camera: Triple
– 50MP, f/1.88 primary sensor, OIS
– 50MP ultra-wide sensor, 117° FoV
– 2MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 60MP sensor, f/2.2 (punch-hole or under-screen)
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 5000mAh, 68W wired charging
Moto Edge X30 Price in Nepal and Availability
Motor Edge X30 will be available from December 15 pre-order in China where its starts at CNY 3,199 for the 8/128GB variant. Its Special Edition is available in a single memory configuration of 12/256GB for CNY 3,999. If it launches here, we expect the price of Moto Edge X30 in Nepal to start at NPR 62,000.
|Moto Edge X30||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/128GB||CNY 3,199||NPR 70,000|
|8/256GB||CNY 3,399||NPR 75,000|
|12/256GB||CNY 3,599||NPR 80,000|
|12/256GB (Special Edition)||CNY 3,999||NPR 85,000|
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