Motorola Edge 40 Neo: Motorola’s mid-range evolves in power and design with a leather back

Motorola’s mid-range is renewed with the next generation of the Edge Neo. Now, up the ante with better lenses and better photographic processing, in addition to adding more battery to the set

The adventure of the new Motorola continues from strength to strength with full sail, with important additions to your catalog like the Moto G84 for its most popular range, and others like the Motorola Edge 40 raising the bar for the mid-range. Without forgetting the avant-garde in the form of folding phones with their Motorola Razr 40.

However, in recent years, the Edge family has gained strength by bordering on the limit between the mid-range and the high-end, with some submodels like the newcomer. Its about Motorola Edge 40 Neoa sincere evolution that aims to meet the expectations, at least on paper, of those who asked for something more from the Edge 30 Neo.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo data sheet

  MOTOROLA EDGE 40 NEO
dimensions and weight 159.63 x 71.99 x 7.89mm

172 grams

screen 6.55 inch pOLED

FullHD+

144 Hz refresh rate

360Hz touch sampling

1,300 nits

processor Mediatek Dimensity 7030
RAM 12GB

LPDDR4X

storage 256GB

uMCP

frontal camera 32 megapixels, f/2.4
rear cameras Main: 50 megapixels, f/1.8

Wide angle: 13 megapixels, f/2.2, 120º

battery 5,000 mAh

68W fast charging

software MyUX 4.0 based on Android 13
connectivity 5G SA/NSA

WiFi 6E

Bluetooth 5.4

NFC

GPS

USB-C

others Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos

Fingerprint reader under the screen

IP68 certification

Price From 399 euros

Premium specifications and design to border on the high-end

To begin with, the aesthetic section stands out, which presents us with a very attractive color design. As Motorola itself confirms, the most differentiating element of the design is its Pantone colors. It comes with vegan leather backs in the blue and green editions, while the black model has an anti-fingerprint acrylic finish.

 

We see some rounded finishes in its corners, but what really has curves is its screen. A pOLED panel which grows this time to go from 6.2 to 6.55 inches if we compare it with the Edge 30 Neo. It more than meets a refresh rate of 144 hertz and 360 hertz touch sampling rate.

The heart is now signed by Mediatek. Motorola ditches Qualcomm from its mid-range to add the Dimensions 7030, a moderately powerful 5G chip. It comes with generous amounts of memory: 8 or 12 GB for RAM and 128 or 256 GB for internal storage.

A main camera with fewer megapixels but with a better quality lens

The American firm has reduced the resolution of its main sensor, and we see how the 64 megapixels are 50 on this occasion. But none of this should mean a worse photographic section, in fact, the manufacturer comments that they have preferred improve both the lens and the processing by software.

We will see if the final result meets expectations with the main sensor on the rear reaching 50 megapixels, with f/1.8 aperture. This is accompanied, as it could not be otherwise, by an ultra wide angle that reaches a resolution of 13 megapixels, similar to the previous generation.

Motorola Edge 40 Neo

The autonomy of this Motorola Edge 40 Neo is determined by a 5000 mAh battery, considerably larger than its predecessor. In addition, Motorola does not skimp on fast charging, with about 68 watts to fill it up quickly. On the side of softwarewithout any notable new features: Android 13.

The rest of the specifications continue to maintain the level, with WiFi 6E, 5G, NFC, Bluetooth 5.4, IP68 certification and for biometric authentication, a fingerprint sensor under the screen.

Versions and prices of the Motorola Edge 40 Neo

Motorola has made official the arrival of this new model to European lands, so it will be available in Spain. arrives in three colors: blue, green and black, with the first two editions being the ones that use the vegan leather material.

The price remains in relation to the previous generation: 399 euros in a single version (12 + 256 GB). This Motorola Edge 40 Neo goes on sale starting today, so we can reserve it now.

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