Motorola Edge X30 first with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Motorola took the wraps off its latest smartphone line, the Edge X30, which is set to become the first device available running Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset.

The vendor lined up availability in China from 15 December, with the standard model priced CNY2,999 ($470.83) and a special edition CNY3,999.

Motorola was one of several vendors listed by Qualcomm as customers for its latest chipset when it detailed the silicon last week.

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The Edge X30 special edition differentiates from the regular X30 by sporting an under-display selfie camera. The regular option has a standard punch hole design.

Beyond this, specifications are the same on both models: a 6.7-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate, and a 60MP selfie camera.

The rear camera set-up consists of a 50MP main, 50MP ultra-wide and 2MP sensor.  It has 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a 5000mAh battery and NFC.