Motorola Edge 30 is official with a UNIQUE chipset! Could launch in India soon
Motorola scales its flagship ambitions with the Edge 30 Pro at the moment but it wants to make that experience more accessible. Hence, we now have the Motorola Edge 30, a successor to the Edge 20 from last year. The new model looks fresh and comes with certain upgrades, and a few downgrades as well. The phone will be announced in several of Motorola's markets around the world, including India.
With a starting price of €450, the Motorola Edge 30 could end up rivalling the likes of the iPhone SE, Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, and a couple of midrange Android phones from Chinese brands. The Edge 30 seems to be aimed at efficiency seekers whereas the Edge 30 Pro will continue to pamper performance seekers.
Motorola Edge 30 specs at a glance
The Motorola Edge 30 ditches its predecessor's Snapdragon 778G and gets the updated Snapdragon 778G+ chip. Not that there's much of a difference between these chips but power figures are higher – the CPU is a tiny bit faster and the GPU promises 20 percent faster graphics. It comes with 8GB RAM as standard and buyers can choose between 128GB or 256GB storage options.
This hardware setup drives a near-stock Android 12 experience that we have already seen on recent Motorola smartphones. The interface resembles that of a Pixel device. The Ready For desktop solution is present as well.
All of this is rendered on a 6.5-inch Full HD+ OLED display that supports 10-bit colours, HDR10+, and a refresh rate of 144Hz. This is flanked by a set of stereo speakers that get support for Dolby Atmos.
Lastly, the cameras on the Edge 30 see a big change. The main camera has a 50MP sensor with All-Pixel autofocus and OIS. Then there's a 50MP ultra-wide camera with 118-degree FIV and it works as a macro camera too. The third camera is no more a telephoto camera – it is essentially a 2MP depth camera. The front camera is a 32MP selfie shooter.
Motorola is using a 4020mAh battery here and accompanies it with a 33W charger in the box. It remains to be seen whether Motorola upgrades the charging to the 68W solution we saw on the Edge 30 Pro.