The Moto Edge X30 has gone official as the first smartphone to pack the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood, alongside the Moto Edge S30. The Edge S30 is another flagship phone from the Telecommunications giant. Before its announcement, the Moto Edge S30 made multiple appearances online, while grabbing certifications from various websites. To recall, the phone arrived on AnTuTu with about 860,000 points last month. Likewise, it was spotted on TENAA alongside the Moto Edge X around the same time.
Now, the Motorola Edge S30 smartphone has been finally launched in China. The company also divulged key details about the phone’s specifications, pricing, and availability during the recently concluded launch event.
Moto Edge S30 Launched In China: Price & Availability
The base model that ships with 6GB of RAM and offers 128GB of onboard storage will set you back CNY 1,999 (about INR 23,700). Alternatively, you can go for the 8GB RAM+128GB storage variant, if you are willing to shell out CNY 1,999 (about INR 26,050). Aside from that, there’s an 8GB RAM+256GB storage variant that carries a price tag of CNY 2,399 (about INR 28,450). According to a report from MoneyControl, the highest-end Edge S30 model that offers 12GB of RAM and 256GB of built-in storage capacity carries a slightly steep price tag of CNY 2,399 (about INR 30,850).
Motorola will be offering a discount of up to RMB 200 (about INR 2375) on the aforesaid variants as part of an introductory offer. The pre-order will start on December 12. However, the phone will go on sale in China starting from December 21.
Specifications & Features
The front panel of the Moto Edge S30 houses a mammoth 6.8-inch IPS LCD display that delivers a full HD+ resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. Moreover, the display offers a 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+, and a touch sampling rate of 576Hz. It weighs about 202 grams and its thickness is 8.89mm. Under the hood, the Moto Edge S30 packs a Snapdragon 888+ SoC. Furthermore, the phone ships with up to 12GB of RAM and offers a hearty 256GB of onboard storage capacity.
Aside from that, it has a three-cluster architecture featuring a 1.8GHz Cortex A55 energy efficiency core, a 2.4GHz Cortex A78 large core, and a 0GHz super core. The phone uses an Adreno 660 GPU to provide a superior graphic and video watching experience. Furthermore, the phone runs Android 11 OS based on the company’s own My UI 3.0. On the photography front, the Edge S30 houses a triple camera setup at the back. This comprises a 108MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide lens, along a 2MP depth sensor.
The front panel accommodates a 16MP shooter that comes in handy for capturing selfies and video calling. Moreover, the phone draws its juices from a robust 5,000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. The side edge of the IP52 rated smartphone houses a fingerprint sensor. Other notable features include Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4GHz/5GHz) MIMO support, Bluetooth 5.2 support, NFC, and more.