Moto X40 officially backed to become Motorola's first-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-powered Android smartphone
Motorola has started to tease the Moto X40 as an upcoming Android flagship smartphone that will upgrade to the latest top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 platform from Qualcomm. The device - likely to launch as the Edge 40 Pro for the international market - is now backed as an all-round performer thanks to its new silicon with signature profound curves as a primary design cue.
The Moto 'Edge X40' has officially re-branded to the snappier title of Moto X40, as per its new official teasers. Its predecessor became the world's inaugural Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered Android flagship smartphone thanks to a very late 2021 debut on the Chinese market. Now, it looks like Motorola is rushing to do the same with its officially Gen 2-powered successor.
Despite dropping its Edge on the Chinese market, as did the X30 Pro before it, the pronounced curvature that inspired the X40's original series name is still definitely present, as evidenced by its snazzy new rear panel teaser. According to the device's leaks, they also apply to its potentially high-end AMOLED display, not to mention its more than vaguely iPhone-esque camera hump.
Motorola now also asserts that the Moto X40 will deliver an "all-round experience" as a flagship through its freshly confirmed processor upgrade. Then again, the company has yet to reveal whether it can once again beat potential rivals such as the Xiaomi 13 Pro or OnePlus 11 to launch or not.
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