Motorola has expanded its Edge 40 lineup with the launch of the Motorola Edge 40, a smartphone that boasts impressive specifications and stunning design quality.
Motorola has recently demonstrated that it is capable of producing high-quality smartphones once again. With the recent unveiling of the Motorola Edge+ 2023, Edge 40 Pro, and a pair of new Moto G models, the company has showcased that it is still actively developing devices that have the potential to restore its former reputation.
Recently, Motorola introduced the Edge 40 Pro in Europe and the UK, leaving consumers wondering about the standard model’s availability. However, the company has now announced the vanilla variant – Edge 40’s launch in the same regions. Motorola’s latest offering, the Edge 40, will be available for purchase in the UK through various retailers, including Motorola’s official website, John Lewis Partnership, Curry’s, Three, Amazon, and Vodafone.
In terms of specifications, the Motorola Edge 40 is a noticeable downgrade from the flagship-level Edge 40 Pro. The most significant difference is the use of a mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 8020 processor instead of the high-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset found on the Pro model. Additionally, the Edge 40 features a slightly smaller battery, with a capacity of 4,400mAh compared to the 4,600mAh found on the Pro version, as well as slower wired charging speeds of 68W versus 125W on the Pro.
The Motorola Edge 40 features a 6.55-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and a fast refresh rate of 144Hz, along with a 360Hz touch sampling rate and support for HDR10+. The panel is 8-bit and can achieve a peak brightness of up to 1200 nits. The device also includes dual stereo speakers that have been fine-tuned by Dolby Atmos.
Powering the Motorola Edge 40 is the new 6nm Dimensity 8020 chipset, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The device also comes with 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The dual rear camera setup of the Motorola Edge 40 includes a 50MP main camera with a fast f/1.4 aperture and a 13MP ultrawide shooter with autofocus, skipping the unnecessary 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the phone sports a 32MP camera for taking stunning selfies and video calls.
The Motorola Edge 40 comes in two different finishes – a Blue acrylic option and a Black or Green vegan leather option. The latter two finishes weigh 171g, while the acrylic plastic is lighter at 167g. Additionally, all three options are IP68 certified for water and dust resistance. Additionally, the Motorola Edge 40 features Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The phone also comes with a 68W charger included in the box.
The Motorola Edge 40 is all set to make its debut in the UK and Europe with a price tag of £529.99 ($666) or €599.99 ($664) for the only 8GB/256GB variant. You will be able to choose from Eclipse Black, Nebula Green, and Lunar Blue colors, with a choice between vegan leather or matte acrylic back depending on the color. Given its specifications and pricing, the Motorola Edge 40 can be considered a direct competitor to the Pixel 7. The device is a more affordable alternative to the Pixel 7, which costs around £600 or €649.