Motorola introduced Moto X40 as company’s cheapest 5G phone for the foreseeable future and the other is a luxury X-series handset. These are initially beginning in China, but they should eventually spread to the rest of the world in some capacity.
Moto X40 features
The previous X30 Pro featured a unique combination of robust hardware and a fair price. This new model, the Motorola Moto X40, doesn’t identify as a “pro,” but it still cranks up the power with a 165Hz display and the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU. Motorola really does love their high refresh rate screens.
The screen is 6.7″ diagonal and features a 1,080 x 2,400 pixel resolution. It is a 10-bit panel with DC dimming and HDR10+ support. The fingerprint reader was previously situated on the side, but is now located beneath the display. With the potent Adreno 740 GPU and the company’s first 165Hz display, this device might displace expensive gaming smartphones.
Whether it is a Pro or not, the X40 offers 125W cable charging and wireless charging, however at a lower 15W rate than the 50W of the X30 Pro. However, non-Pro Motos typically don’t even bother. The cable charger will get you from a dead battery to 50% in just 7 minutes if you need to charge the phone as quickly as possible. The battery has a 4,600mAh capacity.
Similar rationale can be used to explain why the X40’s camera has a 50MP sensor (1/1.56″) rather than a 200MP primary sensor. It supports 4-in-1 binning, OIS, and 1.0 m native pixels. The X40 series could yet introduce a flagship model as a result.
An ultra wide-angle lens (117°) with a 50MP sensor (1.3 m pixels) is located next to the primary camera. Since it has autofocus, it can capture macro shots as close as 2.5 cm/1. Additionally, there is a 12MP (IMX663, 1.22 m pixel) 2x portrait camera on board. There is a 60MP selfie camera with a punch hole in the centre for taking selfies. With the exception of the main sensor, this arrangement is pretty identical to the X30 Pro.
It has an 11-layer cooling system that is used to cool the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU. It comes with different variants like 8/12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 128, 256, or even 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage are combined with the chipset. There is no support of 3.5mm jack, microSD card.
With an IP68 designation, the X40 formally declares its water resistance (it can withstand 1.5m/5ft of water for 30 minutes).
The rear of Moto X40 is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus with a soft-touch finish, while the mid-frame is built of 7000-series aluminium (available in Blue and Black). The information offered by Motorola is hazy, so we’re not certain if it holds true for the front as well. In any case, the phone is about the same thickness as its predecessor at 8.6mm and weighs 199g.
The entry-level 8/128GB model costs CNY 3,400 ($490/€460/Rs. 40,500). For comparison, the Moto X30 Pro (the model used to create the Edge 30 Ultra globally) had a starting price of CNY 3,700 for an 8/128GB variant. Other options are available as well, including 8/256GB for CNY 3,700, 12/256GB for CNY 4,000, and 12/512GB for CNY 4,300.