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Moto Edge S30 brings Snapdragon 888+ and 108MP camera for less than $350

Moto Edge S30

The Moto Edge S30 gets unveiled today as a flagship killer with its powerful Snapdragon 888+ chipset and its 108MP triple rear cameras. It is unlike any device that the firm has released, yet at a moderate price.

What is the trade-off? You don't get that shiny all-glass design but a plastic back and a plastic frame. It uses LCD too for its screen, although it supports 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+.

At the back is a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged 0% to 100% within few minutes with a 33W charger supplied in the box. Like most Motorola smartphones, the Moto Edge S30 is splash-resistant certified with IP52 rating.

When we look keenly at the Moto Edge S30, we couldn't but notice that it is completely similar to the Moto G200 5G in specs and features.

It does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, but instead you get USB-C audio and side-mounted fingerprint sensor. It runs Android 11, supports 5G on its dual SIM slot, and has WiFi 6 wireless connectivity.

Moto Edge S30 Specifications

  • Display: 6.8-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) IPS LCD, 144Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • RAM: 6GB / 8GB /12GB LPDDR45
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 108MP, f/1.9 aperture, PDAF, dual LED flash; 13MP ultra-wide angle (120°) lens with f/2.2 aperture; 2MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 16MP, f/2.2 aperture
  • Audio: USB-C audio
  • Water Protection: IP52
  • Operating System: Android 11
  • Biometrics: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Galileo, USB Type-C (3.1), NFC
  • Dimensions: 168.1 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 202 grams
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 33W TurboPower fast charging
  • Color(s): Glacier Blue, Phantom Black

Price starts at CN¥1999 (US$313) and CN¥2199 (US$344) for the 6GB/128GB and 8GB/128GB versions, while the 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB versions costs CN¥2399 (US$376) and CN¥2599 (US$407), respectively.

The firm is offering CN¥200 discount in first sale that is scheduled to begin on December 21st in China. It can be pre-order from December 12th.

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