Motorola Edge X30 is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The first top-of-the-line smartphone of 2022 is Motorola's and not Xiaomi's: it's Motorola Edge X30, it mounts Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip and promises wonders

In the end Motorola won, beating even Xiaomi, at least as far as launch timing is concerned: is Motorola Edge X30 the first smartphone made official by a manufacturer based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, the latest and most powerful of the chips of the American giant, which will be among other things one of the most used for the top of the range 2022.

Record in the record: the Motorola Edge X30 are two, not one. Between them they differ only for the front camera, with the "Special Edition" model mounting a camera under the screen, while the normal model uses a classic camera in the "punch hole", the hole in the center of the screen. Front camera aside, Motorola Edge X30 is a smartphone definitely "bodied", a top of the range in all respects to which certainly will not lack the power to perform any task. The data sheet, in fact, contains the best available on the market today.

Motorola Edge X30: technical characteristics

As already mentioned, Motorola Edge X30 is the first smartphone in the world with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, built at 4 nm and flanked, in this case, by 8/12 GB of RAM LPDDR5 (the fastest available today) and 128/256 GB of storage UFS 3.1 (again the fastest).

The phone mounts a 6.67-inch OLED screen, with FHD+ resolution (2,400×1,080 pixels), 700-nit brightness and refresh rate of an impressive 144 Hz. This last feature, along with the high power of the chip, candidates the Motorola Edge X30 on the podium of the best gaming smartphones of early 2022.

But, probably, Motorola Edge X30 will have something to say even in the field of photography thanks to a rear compartment that sees the use of a main stabilized 50 MP F/1 sensor.88, an ultra wide-angle 50 MP F/2.2 and a depth sensor of 2 MP F/2.4.

Interesting also the front camera for selfies that, as already mentioned, makes the difference between Motorola Edge X30 and Motorola Edge X30 Special Edition: in both cases it is a sensor of well 60 MP, with aperture F2.2, but in the special edition the sensor is mounted under the screen.

Having two twin smartphones, with the same sensor in classic configuration and in UDC (Under Display Camera) configuration will tell us a lot about how much and how the quality of the photos changes if the sensor is hidden in the display.

About the display: there is no fingerprint sensor integrated under the screen, but it is mounted on the side of the power button of the phone. An unusual choice for a top of the range, most likely due to the fact that the device has a version with UDC camera.

Good, finally, the battery and its charging: capacity of 5,000 mAh and power accepted up to 68W. It is not the smartphone with the fastest charging, but it is still a very high value when compared to the charging of emblazoned smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone.

Motorola Edge X30: when it arrives and how much it costs

Motorola Edge X30 was presented in China, where it is already on pre-order with prices starting from 3.199 yuan (about 440 euros at current exchange rates) for the version 8/128 GB with traditional front camera and arrive up to 3,999 yuan (about 550 euros at current exchange rates) for the Special Edition.

There is still no official news on the marketing outside of China, but it is obvious that Motorola Edge X30 will also arrive in Europe, including Italy, probably with another name but with identical characteristics. At most, if there is a concrete doubt, it is the one on the arrival on our market of the Special Edition.

What is certain, however, is that Edge X30 will not come to us at Chinese prices: as always, in fact, when a Chinese smartphone arrives on the European market does so at much higher prices due to logistics costs and different taxation.