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Motorola Edge 30 offers midrange specs for €449

Motorola has announced the Edge 30, a low-end version of the Edge 30 Pro, coming to Europe for € 449 (approximately $ 475) before reaching other markets in Asia and the Middle East later this year. North America is not on that list, but Motorola says the state will get another Edge family (unspecified) device next year.

The Motorola Edge 30 offers a smaller screen than the built-in Edge 30 Pro – also known as the Edge Plus in North America. Its 6.5-inch 1080p OLED supports high-speed 144Hz speeds, like the 30 Pro, but uses a Snapdragon 778 chipset which is a step below the flagship 8 Gen 1 processor. The rear cameras appear to be the same as the 50-megapixel f / 1.8 wide, 50-megapixel f / 2.2 ultrawide, and 2-megapixel sensor depth. There is a lower 32-megapixel selfie camera (compared to the 60-megapixel unit of the 30 Pro), and the rear video recording goes up to 4K instead of 8K.

The high price of the Edge Plus’ / Edge 30 Pro for $ 999 in the US and € 799 in Europe is up against some of the more powerful competitors like the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus, and it really doesn’t go away. Replacing an expensive processor and restoring a few features here and there makes for a very interesting presentation with a reasonable price. But in the US, moderate competition is very high, too, dominated by – you guessed it – Samsung. If the Edge 30 comes to the US, the price should be right to compete with the very good (and, $ 449, well rated) Galaxy A53 5G.