Motorola Edge 40 Pro with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2-driven 165Hz display makes global debut
Motorola asserts that its Edge 40 Pro deserves its new name for the European market by packing (nearly) every Android flagship smartphone upgrade out there into its "beautiful" Gorilla Glass Victus-covered, IP68-rated design. This effect is sealed with a 6.67-inch screen that can outshine its biggest rivals on paper, boosting its 165Hz pOLED specs with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
The Edge 40 Pro also still retains Motorola's 60MP punch-hole camera, joined by main and ultrawide-angle rear cameras graced with an on-trend 50MP resolution. The remaining shooter is no afterthought either, being a 12MP sensor with potentially useful 2x optical zoom and portrait-photo use-cases.
Then again, of those 4, only the primary lens has OIS and 8K recording. In addition, that stand-out display is FHD+, and of the potentially polarizing quad-curved "endless edge" variety; its ability to hit that "borderless" note remains to be seen. Furthermore, the Edge 40 Pro does not have FM radio support (or a headphone jack) to go with its Wi-Fi 6E (for now), Bluetooth 5.3 and NFC connectivity options.
The 40 Pro might re-take the Edge with a power brick in the box so that its 4,600mAh battery can charge at up to 125W, and support wireless and reverse wireless charging on top of that. On that note, its type-C port also supports the USB 3.2 standard and a DisplayPort 1.4 mode - not to mention Motorola's Ready For PC mode.
The Edge 40 Pro drops elaborate custom OS branding to specify Android 13 support out of the box, albeit "with unique Motorola experiences" in this generation. However, for all that, it has indeed gotten more expensive than its 30 Pro predecessor, to be released "in the coming days" for MSRPs starting at €899.99 (~US$979) with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage in Interstellar Black or Lunar Blue.
Motorola Press Release