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Motorola releases the Moto Edge X30 Special under-display camera Edition to the Chinese market

The X30 Special Edition is here. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
The X30 Special Edition is here. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
Motorola promised a forthcoming special edition of its Moto Edge X30 flagship smartphone on its late-2021 launch in China. Today (March 17, 2022), this new version has arrived with an upgrade on its punch-hole selfie camera as expected. It adds a truly edge-to-edge screen to the X30's existing specs, its Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC included - and for a potentially surprising price, too.

Today (March 17, 2022) has already been a bumper day for new mobile devices. Motorola has made sure to get in on this game with a long-awaited announcement for the "X30 Special Edition". It exhibits the punch-hole free version of its 144Hz display as promised back in September 2021, although the rest of its series' specs remain the same.

This means the camera now capable of hiding under an X30 front panel is still 60MP, and is still controlled with the help of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. The Special Edition also still comes in Glacier Blue and seems to have just 1 12GB RAM/256GB SKU.

That is where its pricing gets interesting. Motorola has set its cost through retail at 3,999 yuan (~US$630) - however, those who reserve it from now until March 30, 2022 can do so for just 3,499 yuan (~$551). This may come as a puzzlement, to say the least, to owners of a 'normal' 12/256GB X30, as that option originally started at 3,599 yuan (~$567) in China.

There is no word of a Special Edition of this kind for the Edge Plus or 30 Pro to date; however, even if one will launch globally, there is no guarantee that this arguably amazing deal on an all-new under-display-camera premium phone will translate on an international scale.

Motorola unveils its X30 Special Edition. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
Motorola unveils its X30 Special Edition. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-03-17 (Update: 2022-03-17)