Alongside the announcement of the premium flagship Moto Edge X30, Motorola also took the unveiled a second flagship device. The second model is the Motorola Edge S30 5G, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset.

motorola edge S30 unveiled

The Motorola Edge S30 5G is the second model under the new Edge S series with the first model, the Edge S 5G launched at the beginning of the year. The new model comes with a refined design and an impressive specs lineup.

The Edge S30 features a 6.8-inch straight-edge LCD screen with an FHD+ resolution of 2460 X 1080 pixels. The display also supports a high refresh rate of 144Hz, a touch sampling rate of up to 576Hz, and also supports HDR. In terms of eye protection, the display is certified by SGS meaning it is friendly to the eyes.

Motorola Edge S30 in Glacier Blue

Under the hood, the Moto Edge S30 is powered by a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset. The processor is built on Samsung’s 5nm process. It still uses a three-cluster architecture consisting of a 3.0GHz super core, a 2.4GHz Cortex A78 large core, and a 1.8GHz Cortex A55 energy efficiency core. The main frequency has been increased from 2.84GHz on the Snapdragon 888 to 3.0GHz, but the GPU is still the Adreno 660. In addition, AI performance has also been greatly improved, with computing power soaring to 32TOPS, an increase of up to 20%.

The device comes in three memory versions- 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM versions as well as 128GB and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.

As for optics, the Motorola Edge S30 comes with a triple camera setup at the rear arranged vertically at the top left corner of the device. The camera setup consists of a 100MP main camera, teaming up with a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera setup also integrates the moto AI camera algorithm.

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Motorola Edge S30 cameras

In terms of sound, Motorola edge S30 supports Dolby Atmos technology, and also adds Qualcomm’s latest Bluetooth audio sharing technology (QSS). Compared with the traditional Aptx, the upper limit of QSS delay is reduced to 170ms, and the lower limit of sound quality is increased by 100%.

Motorola Edge S30 specs and features

Keeping the lights on is a mammoth 5,000mAh battery and the device also supports 33W fast charging. It runs on the Android 11 operating system.

Motorola Edge S30 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat20 2000/150 Mbps, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, December 12
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, December 21

Design

  • Dimensions: 168.1 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm (6.62 x 2.97 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 202 g (7.13 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • Colors: Glacier Blue, Phantom Black
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Water-repellent design

Display

  • Type: LCD, 144Hz, HDR10
  • Size: 6.8 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~86.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels (~395 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, MYUI 2.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.99 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30ps, 10-bit HDR10+, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1.0µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
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Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: USB Type-C 3.1

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Ready For support

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 33W

Motorola Edge S30 Price and Availability

Motorola Edge S30 in Phantom Black

Motorola Edge S30 will retail for CNY 1,999 ($313) in its baseline 6/128GB trim. The top of the line 12/256GB variant will cost CNY 2,599 ($407). Official sales tip-off on December 21.

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