Motorola Edge 40 launches as new 'flagship killer' with 144 Hz display
Motorola has unveiled the Edge 40 in Europe, a few days after presenting the Moto G 5G and the Moto G Stylus 2023 in the US. Arriving as a cheaper alternative to the Edge 40 Pro, known as the Edge Plus 2023 in the US, the Edge 40 combines a 6.55-inch pOLED display with MediaTek's new Dimensity 8020 chipset and 8 GB LDDR4X RAM. For reference, all editions of the Edge 40 feature 256 GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage but with no MicroSD card expansion.
According to Motorola, the Edge 40 has an 'Endless Edge' display, which refers to its 92.7% screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, the pOLED outputs at 1080p with a 402 PPI, a 20:9 aspect ratio, a 144 Hz refresh rate and 1,200 nits peak brightness. Moreover, Motorola pairs the bright display with a 4,400 mAh battery that supports 68 W TurboPower wired and 15 W wireless charging. A USB Type-C port is also onboard, albeit only one that conforms to the slow USB 2.0 standard.
As expected, the Edge 40 has a 50 MP primary camera with OIS, a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle camera that supports a macro mode and a 32 MP front-facing sensor. Also, the Edge 40 is IP68 certified and measures 158.43 x 71.99 mm. However, the Lunar Blue edition is slightly lighter and thinner than its Eclipse Black and Nebula Green counterparts because of the latter's reliance on a vegan leather back.
The differences are minor though, with 4 g and 0.9 mm in the Lunar Blue's favour. For some reason, Motorola has elected against offering the Viva Magenta colourway at launch, which leaked last month. The Edge 40 is available for €599.99 in the Eurozone or £529.99 in the UK. The company has not confirmed when it will release the device in other markets, though.