The long-rumored and much-teased Motorola X40 has been confirmed. The Xiaomi 13 series and the Vivo X90 Pro Plus beat Motorola to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 party, but the X40 boasts a number of advantageous specifications.
To begin with, Motorola’s 6.8-inch OLED screen now features an ultra-high 165Hz display refresh rate. This is not the fastest refresh rate on a mobile device. We have already seen gadgets with a refresh rate of up to 240Hz. However, the maximum frequency of most standard flagships is 120 Hz. By maintaining the same refresh rate as phones like the ROG Phone 6 Pro, Motorola is attempting to attract gamers with a mix of a more affordable price, a powerful Adreno 740 GPU, and a Full HD+ resolution that is not as resource intensive as QHD+ displays found on other flagships.
125W charging is one of the Motorola X40’s additional highlights. It also supports wireless charging, but at a dismal 15W compared to 50W on last year’s flagship X30 Pro (Edge 30 Ultra worldwide). Still, the wired charger should be sufficient for the majority, as it promises to charge the phone’s 4,600mAh battery to 50 percent in just seven minutes.
The Motorola X40’s optics include a 50MP primary sensor, a 50MP ultrawide lens, and a 12MP camera with 2x optical zoom. Given that last year’s Edge 30 Ultra featured a 200MP camera, the muffled camera specs suggest that a Pro version of the phone may be next.
Motorola X40 Price and Availability
In terms of pricing, the X40 is quite competitively positioned in the flagship market. It begins at just 3,400 Chinese yuan (about $490) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. It also offers an 8GB/256GB variation for 3,700 yuan ($530), a 12GB/256GB variant for 4,000 yuan ($573), and a 12GB/512GB variant for 4,300 yuan ($616).
The phone will be sold beginning on December 22 in China. We anticipate its global premiere to occur early next year.