The launch of the Moto X40 in China is expected to take place soon, after the smartphone maker began teasing the arrival of a successor to the Moto X30. The company has confirmed the release of its next flagship smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC that was unveiled earlier this month. The exact launch date of the device has not yet been announced. The Moto X40 will be one of the first smartphones to feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is claimed to offer a 25% increase in performance and a 45% improvement in energy efficiency.
Ahead of the launch of the Moto X40, Lenovo Group’s general manager for the mobile division, Chen Jin, shared the results of AnTuTu tests for the upcoming phone. Screenshot shared by Jin (via Weibo) shows that the Moto X40 scored 13,12,901 on AnTuTu, the highest of any smartphone to date. The new phone based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC also beats the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, which was unveiled on November 8, with a score of 12,66,102 on AnTuTu. While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC scored slightly higher, the performance difference shouldn’t be that big.
One reason for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC to score higher may be the new cluster configuration. Both 4nm SoCs are tri-clustered, but their layout is different. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC has a Prime core clocked at 3.2GHz and four high-performance cores clocked at 2.85GHz. It also has three efficient cores clocked at 2.0GHz.
In comparison, the Dimensity 9200 SoC has a main core clocked at 3.05GHz and three high-performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz. MediaTek’s flagship SoC also has four efficient cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The benchmark numbers may also vary depending on how the respective SoCs are configured for the various flagship smartphones.
Considering both SoCs pack a lot of power, it would be interesting to see how effective they are in day-to-day use once they hit flagship smartphones.
Other specs of the Moto X40 have recently been leaked. The phone is said to feature a 6.67-inch OLED display with curved edges on all four sides. It will have Full HD+ resolution and 165Hz refresh rate support. The display is also said to support a billion colors.
The phone is speculated to have a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto lens. The notch at the top of the display is said to house a 60-megapixel front-facing camera. The Moto X40 is rumored to have a 5,000mAh battery with support for 68W fast charging. It will run MyUX 5.0 based on Android 13 out of the box.
The Moto X40 may arrive in India and other international markets as the Moto Edge 40 Pro.