Motorola officially starts to tease the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered Edge X30, seeks to beat Xiaomi with its release
Motorola has been linked to a smartphone powered by the latest and greatest Qualcomm chipset, now officially introduced as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Similarly, the Lenovo-owned mobile brand has now cleared up some protracted ambiguity by announcing that the flagship device in question is the Edge X30.
This premium Android phone also now has a launch date, the choice of which might have been driven by Motorola's reaction to Xiaomi's recent assertion that it would be the first OEM to have an 8 Gen 1-powered phone.
An already outspoken representative of the OEM in China, Chen Jin, has gotten rather vociferous on the subject in a new Weibo post ("First is the real first; the first to sell is the real first - it’s the real first when it’s in stock!"). To this end, the Edge X30 will launch alongside the Edge S30 on December 9, 2021, for a release to the market 6 days later.
Accordingly, this schedule would indeed beat Xiaomi's rumored December 16 slot for the launch of the 12 series. In the meantime, Motorola offers a 'production-run' video highlighting the 8 Gen 1's incorporation into the X30.