Motorola Moto S30 Pro with SD888 Plus launched: Specs & Price

After teasing for days, Motorola has finally unveiled the Moto S30 Pro in China today. The latest upper mid-range smartphone from the Lenovo-owned brand was announced alongside the Moto Razr 2022 and Moto X30 Pro.

Motorola Moto S30 Pro launched

The Motorola Moto S30 comes with a metal frame with either a layer of Corning Gorilla 6 on its back or a leather finish. It measures around 7.45mm in thickness and weighs about 167.

The device features a 6.55-inch centered punch-hole 10-bit curved OLED display with FHD+ resolution, up to 144Hz refresh rate, and 360Hz touch sampling. There’s support for HDR10+, DCI-P3 color gamut, DC dimming, and SGS-certified low blue light mode.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset paired with LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, and VC liquid cooling system. It boots MyUI based on Android 12 and supports Ready For 3.5.

It houses a triple camera system on the rear comprising a 50MP OmniVision OV50A primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide unit with auto-focus for macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 32MP shooter for selfies and video calls.

The handset arrives with dual stereo species and an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Last but not least, it is backed by a 4,270mAh battery with support for 68W fast wired charging.

Motorola Moto S30 Pro in blue

Motorola Moto S30 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, August 11
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, August

Design

  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 71.2 x 7.5 mm or 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 172 g / 167 g (5.89 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
  • Colors: Blue, Black
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Splash and dust resistant

Display

  • Type: P-OLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.55 inches, 103.6 cm2 (~91.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 12, MYUI 4.0

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888+ 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.99 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.55″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30ps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.8″, AF
  • Video: Yes

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm 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. Up to dual-band: GLONASS, BDS (2), GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C

Connectivity

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4400 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 68W

Motorola Moto S30 Pro Price and Availability

Motorola Moto S30 Pro in black

The Motorola Moto S30 Pro will retail at the following price tags in China.

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥2,199 ($326)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥2,699 ($401)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥2,899 ($430)

The smartphone will be available for purchase starting tonight at 8 PM. For a limited time, all the variants will be discounted by ¥200. It can be availed in either black (glass) or blue (leather) color options.

The Moto S30 Pro will launch in international markets as Motorola Edge 30 Fusion.

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