The Moto X40 is expected to launch in China soon, after the smartphone maker began teasing the arrival of the Moto X30 successor. The company has confirmed the launch of its upcoming flagship smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which was unveiled earlier this month. The exact launch date of the device has not yet been announced. The Moto X40 will be among the first smartphones to feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is claimed to deliver a 25 percent improvement in performance, and up to 45 percent better power efficiency.
Ahead of the Moto X40’s launch, Chen Jin, Lenovo Group General Manager for Mobile Division, shared the AnTuTu benchmark score for the upcoming phone. The screenshot Shared by Jin (via Weibo) shows that the Moto X40 has a score of 13,12,901 on AnTuTu, which is the highest of any smartphone to date. The new phone powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC also beats the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC, which was unveiled on November 8, with a score of 1,266,102 on AnTuTu. While the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC scored slightly higher, the difference in terms of performance shouldn’t be as much.
The new cluster setup could be one of the reasons why the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC scores higher. Both 4nm SoCs feature a tri-cluster setup but the arrangement differs. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC has two Prime cores clocked at 3.2GHz and four performance cores clocked at 2.85GHz. It also has three efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz.
In comparison, the Dimensity 9200 SoC has two primary cores clocked at 3.05GHz and three performance cores clocked at 2.8GHz. MediaTek’s flagship SoC also features four efficiency cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Benchmarks can also vary depending on how the respective SoCs are set for the various flagship smartphones.
Given that both SoCs pack a lot of power, it will be interesting to see how effective they are in everyday use, once they make their way to flagship smartphones.
Other specs of the Moto X40 were recently leaked. The phone is said to sport a 6.67-inch OLED display with curved edges on all four sides. It will come with Full HD+ resolution and support for a 165Hz refresh rate. The screen is also said to support 1 billion colours.
the phone Tends It features a triple rear camera setup with a 50MP primary camera, a 50MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP telephoto camera. The hole-punch cutout at the top of the screen is said to house a 60MP front camera. The Moto X40 is also rumored to pack a 5,000mAh battery with support for 68W fast charging. It will run on Android 13 MyUX 5.0 out of the box.
Moto X40 may arrive in India and other international markets as the Moto Edge 40 Pro.