This is the thinnest 5G phone in its price segment!
In February, Motorola launched its flagship, the Edge 30 Pro, in the US, Europe, and India. The phone launched at ₹49,999 / €799 / $999, and now, the company is all set to bring the vanilla Edge 30 to the Indian market. It is worth mentioning that the Motorola Edge 30 was officially announced last month for €450. The launch in India is happening on the 12th of May, i.e., in less than a week. This is the successor to Motorola Edge 20, which launched in India in August last year.
Design-wise, the main difference between the Edge 20 & Edge 30 is in the rear design. The camera module of the Edge 30 has more rounded corners, and the Motorola logo is present in the middle instead of on the upper half. There is also the company’s logotype on the bottom, something missing on the Edge 20.
The Edge 30 is just 6.79mm thin which makes it the thinnest 5G phone in its price segment. This was the case with Edge 20 as well since, at 6.99mm, that was the thinnest 5G phone when launched last year. While the thickness is reduced even further this time, the battery size is a bit larger at 4,020mAH (vs. 4,000mAh). There is no 3.5mm headphone jack just like last year, but the phone does have stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos.
The camera module on the rear includes a primary 50MP sensor with an All-Pixel AF and OIS, a secondary 50MP sensor with an ultrawide lens that can also take macro shots, and a third 2MP depth sensor. For comparison, the Edge 20 of last year had an 8MP telephoto with 3X Optical Zoom, so that’s missing this time. The selfie camera remains the same, so it has a 32MP sensor. So, in terms of cameras, the ultrawide camera is upgraded from 16MP to 50MP, the primary camera seems like a downgrade from 108MP to 50MP (unless the sensor is better), and there is no telephoto lens this time.
There is a 6.5-inch FHD+ AMOLED with 144Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and 10-bit color depth.
In terms of performance, Motorola Edge 30 features the Snapdragon 778G Plus SOC which should offer a slight performance boost over the Snapdragon 778 of Edge 20. The CPU clock speed is increased by 0.1GHz, but the main upgrade comes in the GPU as that is 20% faster.
Other features include 33W charging, Android 12, IP52 rating, NFC, WiFi 6E, and 5G.
We do not know at what price the phone is launching in India but looking at the specs, we are hoping the price to start around ₹30,000.