Motorola closes the Moto Edge X30's first pre-sale event early as all stock of the new flagship phone sells out
Motorola has made history by getting its Moto Edge X30 on the market ahead of any other OEM with a similarly Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-based flagship smartphone (albeit in China only). Its inaugural pre-sale event was originally slated to run from the date of its launch (December 9, 2021) until that of its first general sale (6 days later). However, this has not panned out - for the best reasons possible, according to a representative of the brand's owner, Lenovo.
Chen Jin, who leads the OEM's Mobile Division in China, claims to have woken up to notifications that the Edge X30's entire "5-figure" inventory had sold out about only 1 day after its release to pre-sale. The executive did not mention whether this also applied to the smartphone's "Special Edition" variant, which swaps the normal punch-hole selfie camera for an under-display shooter instead, or just to all SKUs of the phone.
In any case, it is now only possible to pay a deposit that ensures the ability to order the new Android flagship on December 15, 2021 via Lenovo China's own website,at a starting price of 3,199 yuan (~US$502) for an 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage SKU. In the meantime, Chen Jin has promised that the brand will try to get the pre-sale going again - provided it can get new units out of the factory in time, that is.