Motorola X40 with SD 8 Gen 2 coming soon

Are you ready for the next level in Motorola’s underdog story as they announced their newest topdog offering?

Motorola was the first company to introduce a phone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in 2021. In December of last year, it launched the Moto Edge X30, which was SD8G1-powered.

As a result, there is much conjecture that its successor may make its appearance at the same time this year. In a recent teaser, Chen Jin, the Lenovo Group General Manager of the Lenovo China Mobile Phone Business Department, hinted that the Moto X40 would be arriving soon.

Jin’s Weibo post verifies the Moto X40’s existence. For the phones released in China, Motorola has dispensed with the Edge label.

Consequently, the Moto X40 will be the sole name of the Edge X30’s successor. The flagship phone is expected to be unveiled before the end of this year.

Earlier this month, an upcoming Motorola phone with the XT2301-5 model number appeared in the database of China’s 3C certification platform.

The 5G-enabled handset was seen with a 68W fast charger.  Most likely, the XT2301-5 will come out in the Chinese market under the name “Moto X40.”

The X40 will be available in the global market as well. However, it is likely to be rebranded as the Motorola Edge 40 Pro markets outside of China.

Since the Edge 30 Pro was announced in March 2022, it seems that the Edge 40 Pro may debut by March 2023.

According to reports, the Moto X40 will boast an OLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU and either 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM.

It will have a 60MP front camera for selfies. The device will contain a 12MP telephoto camera on the rear, 50MP ultrawide lens, and 50MP ultrawide lens that can also be used as a macro camera.

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