Motorola Edge 40 phones witness new and unprecedented modifications and features
The Motorola Edge series of phones witnessed some modifications this year, as minor improvements were added to the Pro model compared to the previous version, and it aims to obtain some advanced features.
The Motorola Edge 40 joins this upside in some respects, which could make it difficult for the 30 Fusion’s successor to carve out a place in the smartphone market this fall, although it’s not all upgrades.
The Preferred Handling chip is more than just a side change, it’s a real improvement. The Dimensity 8020 replaces the Snapdragon 778G+, which are two powerful options in the mid-range processor category, but the new chipset from Mediatek could be the best in GPU performance.
The main camera has not changed, or rather, this is the initial impression, as the 50-megapixel sensor retains the size of 1/1.55 inch and the OIS feature. But what is new in this camera is the brighter lens with an f/1.4 lens instead of the f/1.8 aperture in the previous model, and therefore, this can be considered an upgrade in the regular Edge 40 compared to the Pro version that has an f/1.8 lens. But there is no noticeable upgrade in the ultra-high-resolution camera, as the phone comes with a 13-megapixel unit as in the Edge 30 Fusion instead of the 50-megapixel unit in the Edge 30 and Edge 40 Pro. The phone still has autofocus in this camera, which is a feature that some high-end smartphones don’t have, so although the technical rating is generally based on annual upgrades, the speedy performance isn’t too bad.
Significant generational improvements are difficult to achieve outside of the technical paper or… in unforeseen circumstances. However, the Edge 40 has an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, which is a marked improvement over the previous version’s splash resistance. Some additional battery capacity has been added and charging speed improved, all while keeping the phone’s dimensions and weight within what could be considered “portable”.
A quick overview of Motorola Edge 40 specifications:
The phone features an elegant body with a glass front and an aluminum frame, and the back can be plastic or made of environmentally friendly leather. The phone also has an IP68 dust and water resistance rating, which means that it can withstand being submerged in a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
The phone comes with a 6.55-inch P-OLED screen, features a high refresh rate of 144 Hz, supports HDR10 + technology, and provides brightness of up to 1200 nits at peak. The screen comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9, and it provides a pixel density of 402 pixels per inch.
In terms of performance, the phone is based on the MediaTek Dimensity 8020 chipset with 6 nm technology. These chipsets include eight cores with Cortex-A78 and Cortex-A55 processors, and Mali-G77 MC9 graphics processor. The phone is available with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of internal storage, and UFS 3.1 technology.
The phone runs on the Android 13 operating system, and features a 50-megapixel main rear camera, f/1.4 lens slot, and OIS image stabilization feature. In addition, the phone has a 13MP ultra wide camera with a 120-degree angle. The front camera features a resolution of 32 megapixels.
For video shooting, the rear camera can record 4K video at 30fps, 1080p at higher frame rates, and 720p at 960fps, and supports HDR10 and gyro-EIS video stabilization. While the front camera supports 4K and 1080p video recording.
The battery has a capacity of 4400 mAh, and supports 68W fast charging and 15W wireless charging. Among other features of the phone, it includes an under-display fingerprint reader and stereo speakers.