The Motorola Edge 40 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and a 165Hz display.

April 4, 2023 (6 months ago)

The Motorola Edge 40 Pro was unveiled today, and it’s every bit the 2023 flagship, with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, super-fast 125W charging, and a large sensor 50MP primary camera.

The same hardware was previously introduced as the Moto X40 in China, but that one had heavy local market customizations, whereas the Edge 40 has a cleaner UI that is much closer to the stock Android 13 experience.

The phone has a 6.67″ AMOLED display with a frame rate of 165Hz. The phone has a 1080p resolution and 2.5D curved edges, as well as Gorilla Glass Victus front and back. There is also a fingerprint reader built into the display. The 60MP face camera is hidden within a punch hole.

The Edge 40 Pro features two 50MP shooters on the back: a primary unit with a 1/1.55″ sensor, OIS, and F/1.9 aperture, and a 117-degree FoV ultrawide unit with autofocus, a 1/2.76″ sensor, and an f/2.2 lens. The third camera has a 12MP 1/2.93″ sensor and a telescopic lens with a 2x f/1.6 aperture.

With a battery capacity of 4,600mAh, the phone is marginally smaller than the Edge 30 Pro. The included charger is said to charge the battery from 0 to 50% in seven minutes and fully power it in under 20 minutes. Wireless charging can reach 15W, and the phone does allow reverse wireless charging at 5W.

Motorola will sell the Edge 40 Pro in Europe and Latin America with a single memory configuration – LPDDR5X 12 GB RAM + 256 GB UFS 4.0 storage with no room for micro SD; at the very least, the tray will accommodate two SIM cards.

The Edge 40 Pro is weather and dust resistant to IP68 standards. (it can survive under 1.5m of water for 30 minutes). Motorola was able to keep the device’s silhouette slim – 8.6mm thick at the base and weighing just under 200 grammes.

Motorola will release the Edge 40 Pro in Blue or Black for €899.99 in Europe “in the coming days.” Availability and pricing will vary slightly by country, with specifics anticipated to emerge in the coming days.

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