Motorola Edge X30 launched with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, camera under the display and more

Motorola Edge X30

Motorola has recently announced the Moto Edge X30, the company’s first smartphone to feature Qualcomm’s freshly announced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. Motorola unveiled its new flagship phone at an event in China today, and it boasts some astounding specs and cutting-edge features.

The Motorola Edge X30 boasts a huge 6.7-inch FHD+ OLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz . Compared to the standard Edge X30, the Special Edition sports a concealed 60MP selfie camera under the display, whereas the standard Edge X30 has a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. When the vanilla and Special Edition are compared, it’ll be interesting to see how they stack up against each other.

Motorola Edge X30

A Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage power the Moto Edge X30. The 8/256GB and 12/256GB models will also be available. Compared to the Snapdragon 888+ chipset, the CPU will see a 20% gain in performance, the GPU 30%, and AI operations 400% faster.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset

On the back of the smartphone, we find three rear-facing camera sensors. There is a 50MP sensor with 2.0 microns in diameter and OIS, as well as PDAF, on the main. Secondary sensor is 50MP ultrawide, while third sensor is 2MP depth sensor. The cameras have an 8K recording capability.

It includes a 5,000 mAh battery, which can be charged at a rate of 68W via a wired connection. You can expect to see a USB-C port on the bottom, as well as the latest version of Android 12.

The Motorola Edge X30 also managed to reach the 1 million point mark on the AnTuTu platform. This was much celebrated by the manufacturer during the event held today.

In addition to Phantom Black and Glacier Blue, the Moto Edge X30 will come in three memory and storage variants and two color options.


  • 6.7-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution
  • Display with and without hole + 144 Hz refresh rate
  • Snapdragon Platform 8 Gen 1
  • 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM (LPDDR5)
  • 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage (UFS 3.1)
  • 60 MP front camera
  • Rear camera:
    • Main lens with 50 MP sensor
    • Wide-angle lens with 50 MP sensor
    • 2 MP lens
  • 5G Connection, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, Ready Mode For 3.0
  • 5,000 mAh battery with 68W fast charging
  • Android 12 running under MyUI 3.0

Price and availability

Officially announced only in China for now, the Motorola Edge X30 will be sold in two colors, and consumers can already order the smartphone. Deliveries start from December 15. See all prices:

Standard Model

  • 8 GB + 128 GB – 3,199 yuan (NPR 60,906)
  • 8 GB + 256 GB – 3,399 yuan (NPR  64,715 )
  • 12 GB + 256 GB – 3,599 yuan (NPR 68,523)

Special Edition

  • Camera under display
    • 12 GB + 256 GB – 3,999 yuan (NPR 76,139 )

It costs CNY 3,999 (about NPR 76,139) for the Moto Edge X30 Special Edition with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. From December 15, the Motorola Moto Edge X30 will go on sale in China, but we don’t know when the smartphones will be available worldwide.

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