Motorola’s Edge 30 is the thinnest 5G phone to date

Motorola has unveiled the Motorola Edge 30, which describes the mid-range smartphone as the “thinnest 5G smartphone in its class” at only 6.79 mm thick.

Not only is it a slim phone that heralds premium features, including a 6.5-inch 144Hz OLED screen and dual 50Mp snappers on the back, but is it enough to tempt users from popular midrange rangers like the OnePlus Nord 2?

Here’s all there is to know about the Motorola Edge 30 right now, from the release date and price details to an overview of key features and specifications.

When will the Motorola Edge 30 be released?

Motorola Edge 30 is ready to be launched in selected markets in the UK and Europe per early May, while select markets in Asia, Australia, India, Latin America and the Middle East will be able to get their hands on the phone “in the coming weeks”.

We’re still awaiting a specific release date, but we’ll update this section as soon as we hear more. It is not to be released in the US, though the upgraded Motorola Edge 30 Pro is.

Motorola Edge 30

How much does the Motorola Edge 30 cost?

Despite premium features, including a 6.5-inch OLED display with a buttery 144Hz refresh rate and dual 50Mp snappers at the rear, the Motorola Edge 30 comes with a tempting price tag of £ 379.99 in the UK and € 449.99 in Europe .

As with other Motorola smartphones, we expect it to be available from e.g. Motorola, Amazon and Argos in the UK when it is released in the coming weeks.

At that price, the Motorola Edge 30 goes up against popular mid-range smartphones, including the OnePlus Nord 2 and Motorola’s own Moto G200, though none of them can compete with the impressively sleek construction on offer.

Motorola Edge 30 design and features

Highlights of the Motorola Edge 30 are its design, with Motorola calling it the “thinnest 5G smartphone in its class” with an impressive thickness of 6.79 mm, just under a millimeter slimmer than Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S22 and an impressive 2.11 mm thinner than Motorolas. equivalent price Moto G200.

Motorola says this helps the phone take up less space in the pocket, while feeling more comfortable in the hand than thicker alternatives – and more importantly, it does not affect other parts of the smartphone.

Motorola Edge 30 thickness

It has a jewel-like pattern on the back that captures the light in an interesting way, creating the illusion of depth on the ‘premium plastic’ back. In fact, the all-plastic body is one of the few design gifts that detracts from an overall premium look that matches the premium Motorola Edge 30 Pro.

It is available in three new color options – Meteor Gray, Aurora Green and Supermoon Silver – to suit different tastes.

There’s also a 6.5-inch FHD + 10-bit flagship-level OLED display with HDR10 + support and a buttery 144Hz refresh rate that makes games and apps feel more responsive to the touch.

It’s flanked by a pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and for those on high-definition audio, the Edge 30 sports Snapdragon audio with aptX Lossless support, allowing for high-definition wireless audio playback.

Cameras are a big focus for the Motorola Edge 30, which has a 50Mp f / 1.8 head sensor with optical image stabilization and ‘All-pixel’ focus that utilizes 100% of pixels to achieve accurate focus.

Motorola claims great performance in both well-lit and dim lighting conditions thanks to a combination of pixel-binning technology and the ability to take low-light images in 10-bit RAW and instantly convert them to a jpg for better colors, deeper blacks and improved clarity. It is also capable of recording HDR10 + video with enhanced color gamut, brightness and contrast.

It is paired with a 50Mp 144-degree ultra-wide – one of the highest resolution ultrawides – that acts as a macro camera capable of taking pictures from as close as 2.5 cm away. There is also a 2Mp depth sensor on the back, giving the illusion of a triple camera setup when only two of the three are usable.

Motorola Edge 30

There is also a 32Mp selfie camera with pixel-binning technology that aims to enhance performance in low light.

In addition to improved camera hardware, Motorola claims it will play well with third-party apps like Instagram and TIkTok – something that many Android smartphones cannot.

The Edge 30 also offers top-end connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G.

But while the Edge 30 has a distinctly premium screen and camera setup, the same cannot be said about the processor. At its heart, you’ll find Qualcomm’s mid-range 6nm Snapdragon 778 5G along with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage – though select Qualcomm Elite Gaming features are available to enhance the mobile gaming experience.

Other key features include a 4,020 mAh battery with 33 W TurboPower charging (a charger included in the box!), An on-screen fingerprint reader, software support for Android 12 features, including Material You and Lenovo’s ThinkShield technology to provide additional data protection.

The smartphone is set to come with Android 12, with Motorola committing to at least 2 OS upgrades and three years of security updates every two months.

Motorola Edge 30 specifications

  • 4 x 74.2 x 6.79 mm
  • 155 g
  • IP52 waterproof
  • Plastic crop
  • 5 inch 144Hz AMOLED display (10-bit, HDR10 +)
  • Fingerprint reader below the screen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 5G with 8 GB RAM
  • 128/256 GB storage space
  • 5G connection
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX Lossless support
  • Rear cameras: Main wide 50Mp, OIS, all-pixel focus, f / 1.8. 50 MP ultra-wide, 114 degrees, f / 2.2, macro mode support. 2 MP depth camera.
  • Front camera: 32Mp, f / 2.4
  • HDR10 + video recording
  • Up to [email protected]
  • 4020mAh battery
  • 33W TurboPower charging (included)
  • Android 12 with 2 OS upgrades and three years of security updates
  • Lenovo ThinkShield for mobile support
  • Available in Meteor Gray, Aurora Green & Supermoon Silver

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