Motorola Will Rebrand Edge X30 As Edge 30 Pro For Global Markets

Marketed as the world’s first phone with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, the Motorola Edge X30 was officially unveiled in China last month. The phone has now appeared on the Thai device certification database NBTC. However, the device here is called the “Motorola Edge 30 Pro” and not Edge X30.

Since the arrival of the device a month ago, its hardware specifications are already public.

The papers reveal the phone will get a name change before it ventures abroad, though. The documentation reads “Motorola Edge 30 Pro” instead of Edge X30. And we know it’s the same phone because its model number is XT2201-1 compared to X30’s XT2201-2. The digit after the dash typically denotes regional versions of the same phone as will be the case with those two.

However, except for a few colour variations, we don’t think much else will be different on the Edge 30 Pro.

While the Edge X30 (or the Edge 30 Pro) is already available in China, there’s currently no information on its global release. But given other Motorola handsets are expected to break cover over the next few weeks, we should have a better idea in the coming days.

The Edge 30 Pro has a lot to offer in the hardware department. The phone will sport a 6.7-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED screen backed by a 144Hz refresh rate. The display also supports 10-bit colours and HDR10+ while the brightness can go all the way up to 700 nits.

Customers will also find 128GB and 256GB of storage options, while all versions will include at least 8GB of RAM. There’s a 50-megapixel primary camera with OIS, plus a 50-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the rear panel. Shutterbugs will love the fact that the Edge 30 Pro offers a mammoth 60-megapixel camera on the front panel.

The device is only splash-proof (IP52), so it cannot withstand extreme weather conditions. The occasional rain droplet should suffice, however. You’ll also find features like 5G, dual-SIM connectivity, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. The Edge X30 runs Android 12 with the MYUI 3.0 skin in China. However, the global release is expected to feature a relatively stock version of Android in line with existing Moto smartphones.

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