The Motorola Edge 30 is coming to Europe with a lower price and pared-back specs compared to the premium 30 Pro. It features a 6.5-inch OLED with a fast 144Hz refresh rate, a stabilized 50-megapixel main camera, and a Snapdragon 778 chipset. Motorola has announced the Edge 30, a pared-down version of its pricier Edge 30 Pro, coming to Europe for €449 (about $475) before reaching other markets in Asia and the Middle East later this year. North America is not on that list, but Motorola
The Motorola Edge 30 offers a smaller screen and thinner build than the Edge 30 Pro — also known as the Edge Plus in North America. Its 6.5-inch 1080p OLED supports a fast 144Hz refresh rate, like the 30 Pro, but uses a Snapdragon 778 chipset that’s a step down from the 8 Gen 1 processor in the flagship. Rear cameras appear to be the same configuration of a stabilized 50-megapixel f/1.8 wide, 50-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There’s a lower-res 32-megapixel selfie camera (compared to the 60-megapixel unit on the 30 Pro), and rear camera video recording tops out at 4K rather than 8K.
The Edge Plus’ / Edge 30 Pro’s higher price tag of $999 in the US and €799 in Europe pits it against some very capable competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, and it doesn’t really keep up. Swapping in a less expensive processor and paring back a few features here and there makes it a more tempting proposition with midrange pricing. But in the US, the midrange competition is steep, too, dominated by — you guessed it — Samsung. If a version of the Edge 30 comes to the US, the price will have to be right to compete with the very good (and, at $449, well-priced) Galaxy A53 5G.Motorola launches Edge 30 in Europe, tells US to sit tight View Story