Motorola unveils the first smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

The first smartphone to work with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the new high-end chip from Qualcomm, will be the Motorola Edge X30! The manufacturer rushed to the novelty by very quickly unveiling the technical characteristics of its future device.

Motorola did not wait to launch its first smartphone equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The Edge X30 has indeed been officially unveiled in China (the Motorola brand being the property of Lenovo). And it is also, quite simply, the very first smartphone to work with the new Qualcomm chip, presented at the very beginning of the month!

Top of the range at a competitive price

The device incorporates a 6.7-inch OLED screen, with 144 Hz refresh and FHD + definition. The Edge X30 complements the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 8 to 12 GB of RAM, and 128 to 256 GB of storage. The battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh with wired fast charging up to 68W.

The back camera unit is made up of three sensors: a 50-megapixel wide-angle, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle as well, as well as a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the selfie camera is 60 megapixels! It is integrated into a perforation made at the top of the screen. A “special edition” is also planned by Motorola, with the camera under the screen. But we do not know if it is the same sensor.

Similarly, the manufacturer does not mention the version of Android onboard, let’s hope it is Android 12. Converted yuan, the base model (8/128) costs around 440 €, and the version 12/256 costs 470 euros. The special edition is priced at 550 €. Everything will be marketed from December 15. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has not announced whether the smartphone will be available beyond China.

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