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Motorola's "Edge X30" pops up in a new leak, sparking fresh rumors of a next-gen flagship smartphone

A next-gen Motorola render. (Source: OnLeaks)
A next-gen Motorola render. (Source: OnLeaks)
An executive associated with Motorola in China has apparently posted on the social media site Weibo using one of the brand's smartphones - just not one released in 2021 as yet. This new official leak has given rise to speculation that the device used is an upcoming flagship powered by the next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor.

Qualcomm has already confirmed that it will rename its Snapdragon 888 successor to the 8 Gen1 rather than the 898 ahead of this top-end mobile processor's launch later in November 2021. Motorola is said to debut a smartphone based on the cutting-edge silicon soon after.

An executive with the mobile division for Lenovo (Motorola's owner), Chen Jin, may have sought to keep this hype stoked by referencing a raft of specs and features, a "sandwich" of Gorilla Glass and a new "process" that "feels cool in your hand" included.

Those hints might sound encouraging in terms of 8 Gen1 performance and thermal management compared to the 888; then again, it might also easily refer to a new rear panel finish. Nevertheless, Chen Jin does also now purport to confirm a "powerful core" for improved "performance", while also intimating there would be some never-before-seen features in the offing.

This has led to speculation that these attributes will all be found in the novel product name attached to the post in which all these radical claims are found: Edge X30, in a position indicating that such a device was also used to send the message.

Accordingly, it has also led to suspicion that Motorola's 8 Gen1-based phone will launch under this name, and not the Moto Edge X or 30 Ultra as thought previously. However, it could also be the device formerly believed to be the Edge S30, the rumored Chinese-market version of the Moto G200 that is yet to launch at present.

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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-29 (Update: 2021-11-30)