A couple of days ago, an extensive leak surfaced, providing us with a glimpse of what Motorola has in store for its upcoming Edge 40 series. The leaked information suggests that the Edge 40 Pro model, previously launched in China as the X40 variant, will be available globally. Meanwhile, the vanilla Motorola Edge 40 will be a fresh addition to the series. In addition, the pricing for the Pro model was already revealed, and now, a set of press images and the price for the standard Edge 40 model have also been leaked today.
The forthcoming Motorola Edge 40 has been the subject of much anticipation, and The Tech Outlook, in collaboration with OnLeaks, has provided us with some intricate renders of the device. The renders showcase a subtle curve on the back of the phone, which is further accentuated by a squircle-shaped camera module. The module houses two sensors, with one of the rings noticeably larger than the other. The phone’s display is equally impressive, featuring a curved design and a small waterdrop notch situated at the top center of the screen. Overall, the phone’s design is both contemporary and visually striking, making it a promising contender in the competitive smartphone market.
As per the leak, the Motorola Edge 40 will launch in four colors, with Eclipse Black and Nebula Green being the two colors showcased in the renders. The phone will also be available in Lunar Blue and Viva Magenta, which are yet to be revealed through the renders.
The Eclipse Black and Nebula Green colorways of the Motorola Edge 40 will feature a vegan leather back, while the Lunar Blue and Viva Magenta variants will sport a matte acrylic finish. The phone’s frame will be crafted from aluminum, giving it a durable and premium feel. The type of glass used for the front display remains unknown at this point. However, both models are expected to offer IP68 dust and water resistance, which will make the device capable of withstanding various environmental challenges.
According to the source, the Motorola Edge 40 will boast a curved AMOLED display, which is slightly smaller than the Pro model, measuring 6.55 inches (compared to 6.67 inches on the Pro). The display is expected to offer a high refresh rate of 144Hz and an 8-bit panel, which is slightly lower than the Pro’s 165Hz and 10-bit panel.
The phone’s camera setup is rumored to feature a 50MP primary module with optical image stabilization (OIS) and a 13MP ultra-wide camera. This is in contrast to the Pro model, which has a triple camera setup featuring a 50+50+12MP camera system, including a 2x zoom lens. The front-facing camera on the Edge 40 will likely feature a lower resolution sensor at 32MP.
In terms of battery, the Edge 40 will have a medium-sized 4,400mAh battery that supports both wired (68W) and wireless (15W) charging. The Pro model, on the other hand, features a larger 4,600mAh battery with 125/15W charging. These battery specifications are expected to offer users decent battery life, ensuring that they can use their phones throughout the day without worrying about battery drain.
Here’s the full specs recap of the vanilla Motorola Edge 40:
- 6.55-inch curved AMOLED display, 144Hz refresh rate, 8-bit panel
- 50MP primary camera with OIS
- 13MP ultra-wide camera
- 32MP front-facing camera
- 4,400mAh battery with 68W wired and 15W wireless charging support
- IP68 dust and water resistance
- Aluminum frame
- Two color options: vegan leather back in Eclipse Black or Nebula Green, and matte acrylic back in Lunar Blue or Viva Magenta
- 8GB RAM and 128GB storage
The source claims that the base model of the Motorola Edge 40 will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and is expected to be priced at €600 ($650/₹53,500). The flagship Edge 40 Pro model, on the other hand, will have a price tag of €900 ($980/₹80,500), as per sources. It’s worth noting that these are just rumors at this point and should be taken with a grain of salt. It should be noted that the aforementioned pricing for the Motorola Edge 40 appears to be specific to the European market, and it is possible that the handset may be priced differently in other regions, such as Asia.
To provide some context, the previous Edge 30 and Edge 30 Pro models were launched at €450 and €800, respectively. With the rumored pricing of the Edge 40 and Edge 40 Pro, Motorola appears to be positioning itself in the upper mid-range to flagship smartphone market.
Source: The Tech Outlook