Moto X40 Launch Timeline Officially Teased; To Come with IP68 Rating For Water and Dust Resistance

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Motorola is gearing up for the launch of its next flagship phone. The company is likely to launch the Motorola Moto X40 in the coming weeks in China. The device is also expected to launch globally in the form of the Moto Edge 40 Pro. While we wait for the global launch details, Motorola has teased the launch of the X40 in China. Chen Jin, General Manager of Lenovo’s Mobile Division, confirmed (via) that the Moto X40 will launch in China in December. For the uninitiated, Motorola is owned by Lenovo.

Jin also revealed that the upcoming Motorola flagship smartphone will come with an IP68 certification. This means that the X40 will come with water and dust resistance out of the box.

Jin did not reveal the launch date or any other specifications of the phone. However, the rumour mill has been working actively to churn out more details before the phone launches in China. Let’s take a look at the Moto X40 specification, features and other details known so far.

Moto X40: Launch Timeline and Specifications 

The Moto X40 is likely to make its global debut early next year in the form of the Motorola Edge 40 Pro. It will first debut in China in December 2022. The company is yet to confirm the exact launch date. It has, however, confirmed that the X40 will feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The device reportedly scored 1312901 on AnTuTu, outperforming the Dimensity 9200 SoC’s score of 1266101.

The Motorola X40 was also spotted on the TENAA website, which revealed its design and other key specifications. The phone will sport a curved display with a hole-punch cutout at the top centre. The rear panel will sport a square camera module for the triple-camera setup. An LED flash is also located inside the module.

According to the rumour mill, the Moto X40 will sport a 6.67-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The screen will have a refresh rate of up to 165Hz. We can also expect the phone to offer features like Dolby Atmos for the dual speaker setup and support for HDR10+ content.

The rear camera setup is likely to feature a 50MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera and a new 12MP telephoto camera. In comparison, the X30 features a 2MP macro sensor in place of the telephoto camera.

The device is likely to launch with up to 12GB of RAM under the hood. It will offer 256GB of internal storage. Motorola is also likely to launch the phone with a 5000mAh battery and 68W fast charging support. The device will feature a 32MP front camera. Lastly, it will boot Android 13-based MyUX 4.0 out of the box.