Motorola, according to leaker Digital Chat Station, will launch the Moto Edge 40 Pro with SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the same chipset that will equip the entire Galaxy S23 lineup. If the information is confirmed, the Chinese manufacturer would also be one of the companies to debut the new Qualcomm processor, whose presentation will take place within a month.
In 2021, Motorola and Xiaomi were the first companies to launch the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In the case of the first, the chip equipped the flagship Moto X30, sold in the west as Edge 30 Pro and predecessor of the Edge 40 Pro.
Moto Edge 40 Pro will be a typical Chinese smartphone
Speculated specifications for the Edge 40 Pro follow the “rice and beans” of flagships from Chinese manufacturers: a camera with high resolution, large screen and fast charging.
O Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the chip that will equip the Edge 40 Pro, will be manufactured using TSMC’s 4nm process — Qualcomm ended its partnership with Samsung. Little has been “leaked” about the SoC, but the manufacturing change already indicates that the SD 8 Gen 1’s problems, such as lack of performance, will not show up in Motorola’s next flagship.
One of the Edge 40 Pro’s main rivals will be the Galaxy S23smartphone that Samsung is expected to present in February 2023, and it will use the same processor in all its versions. The reason is that the South Korean will reformulate its line of Exynos chips, aiming to develop a more competitive and exclusive to your smartphones.
Something interesting about Qualcomm’s new processor is that the company should release two versions, changing only the frequencies of the models. That way, Samsung, Motorola and any manufacturer that uses the chip will have another way to segment their lines. For example, the Edge 40 Pro will be able to use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 “weaker”, in addition to some absences on camera. A possible Edge 40 Ultra may arrive with the highest clocked processor and a more robust camera set.
Leaker Digital Chat Station also reports that Edge 40 Pro will have a 50 MP main camera, same configuration as its predecessor. The screen should continue to use an OLED panel and measure 6.7 inches. On the charging side, nothing new: the same 68 W seen in 2021.
Qualcomm is expected to present its next SoC at the Snapdragon Summit event, which will be held from November 15th to 17th.
With information: Gadgets360