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Motorola Edge 40 Professional is Official: €900 for a 165 Hz Show and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

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The Lenovo subsidiary revealed the Motorola Edge 40 Professional to the world right this moment with excellent specs at a relatively low value that prices lower than €900 (approx. $980). Final yr, the flagship was one of many first Android smartphones powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC with a 165 Hz refresh charge show. Now, the Chinese language firm has additional expanded its attain throughout the worldwide market.

Motorola Edge 40 Professional is official in Europe

The Motorola Edge 40 Professional unveiled right this moment is sort of an identical to the Moto X40 that was unveiled in its dwelling nation in China final December. Over in Europe, the producer made it straightforward for the purchasers by way of alternative by limiting the flagship smartphone to only one mannequin that comes with 12 GB LPDDR5X RAM and non-expandable 256 GB inner UFS 4.0 program storage. All of that for “simply” €899.99 which boasts the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.

Sure, that may be a true value-for-money proposition within the EU contemplating how the Samsung Galaxy S23 prices €1,009 with 256 GB of cupboard space or the Xiaomi 13 Professional which was reviewed by Antoine that comes with a sticker price ticket of €1,299 whereas that includes an identical storage. In fact, over within the US, the Galaxy S23 begins from $799 so the distinction shouldn’t be all that stark.

In return, Motorola’s X40 Professional comes with a 6.67-inch quad-curved POLED show with a 2400 x 1080 px (FHD+) decision. Not solely is it protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, however it boasts a most refresh charge of 165 Hz. Off the cuff, I can’t even consider a sport that helps such a excessive body charge. Because the saying goes, it’s at all times higher to have one thing than nothing!

Maintain on to your seats, this isn’t the top of the superlatives. There’s additionally a 60 MP entrance digital camera with an aperture of f/2.2, which really provides a better decision than the triple important digital camera on the again. Whereas the decision shouldn’t be the true measure of a digital camera’s functionality right this moment, the place the scale of the picture sensor performs a extra decisive position right here.

The 50 MP important digital camera of the Edge 40 Professional measures 1/15 inches, with a pixel measurement of 1.0 μm that has been elevated to 2.0 μm utilizing “Quad Pixel” know-how. Sporting an aperture of f/1.8, this leads to notably good footage when taking them in low-light situations.

Triple camera on the back of the Moto X40
Motorola Edge 40 Professional with a triple important digital camera configuration. / © Motorola

One digital camera—three focal lengths

Simply whenever you thought that issues couldn’t get any higher, it’s topped by the 12 MP portrait digital camera which provides an aperture of f/1.6 and equal focal lengths of 35, 50, and 85 mm. Finishing the digital camera trio are the mixed 50-MP ultra-wide and macro cameras, additionally that includes “quad pixels” (1.28 μm). Based on Motorola, it’s doable to shoot 8K movies at 30 fps and 4K movies at as much as 60 fps.

Measuring 161.2 x 74 x 8.6 mm and tipping the scales at 199 grams, the Motorola Edge 40 Professional options IP68 certification which provides the flagship mud and water ingress safety. The 4,600 mAh capability of the completely put in battery will be charged fairly rapidly by way of its USB Sort-C port (model 3.2) with the included 125 W “TurboCharge” energy adapter. Our first hands-on which we’re presently engaged on will reveal simply how briskly it’s. Wi-fi charging is feasible at 15 W and “Wi-fi Reverse Charging” at 5 W.

The Motorola Edge 40 Professional is now accessible in Interstellar Black and Lunar Blue colours for the aforementioned value of €899.99. What different tips does the Moto flagship smartphone have up its sleeve? How about stereo sound with Dolby Atmos sound? I’ll share extra with you after my first hands-on!

Triple camera on the back of the Moto X40
The Motorola Edge 40 Professional is available in Interstellar Black and Lunar Blue. / © Motorola

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