Leaked Motorola Edge 40 images show four colorways, three of them faux leather

Peter, 06 April 2023

We thought that the Motorola Edge 40 would be announced alongside the Edge 40 Pro, but that wasn’t the case. We have already seen detailed specs for the phone (unofficially), which unlike the Pro is brand new hardware (the Pro is based on the Moto X40).

And more importantly, the price leaked as well, €600. That’s just a leak, of course, but the rumors were correct that the Pro model will cost €900 – that €300 gap between them can have a big impact on each phone’s desirability.

Here are some new images of the Moto Edge 40, starting with “Viva Magenta” (a hue recently used for the Edge 30 Fusion). Viva Magenta was named Pantone Color of the Year 2023, hence the little Pantone badge on the back.

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Motorola Edge 40 in Viva Magenta

Here are some additional colorways, all of them shared by Roland Quandt. Notice that all but the blue one have a faux leather texture to them. These colors should be known as Nebula Green, Lunar Blue and Eclipse Black.

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Motorola Edge 40 in Nebula Green, Lunar Blue and Eclipse Black

As a quick refresher, the vanilla Motorola Edge 40 is expected to be powered by the Dimensity 8020, with 8GB of RAM and 128/256GGB storage, it should have a 6.55” FHD+ OLED display (20:9, 144Hz), a 50MP main camera (1.0µm pixels, f/1.4 aperture, OIS), 13MP ultra wide module (120°) and a 2MP macro cam, plus a 32MP selfie camera on the front (0.7µm, f/2.4).

The battery will have a 4,400mAh capacity and will support 68W wired TurboPower charging and 15W wireless charging. Both the faux leather and acrylic versions will have an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. One thing we still don’t know is when Motorola will make this model official



Reader comments

It comes down to personal preference. Curved screens are better to use when using gestures, but I personally don't like the risk of accidental touches and how it changes the image at the edges when looking at the screen from the front.

Genuine question: doesn't leather wear out faster than glass? Won't phones with leather backs look worse than ones with glass/plastic backs after the same amount of use?

I have to say that i love my curved displays. They provide a very smooth and pleasant experience. I get my hands on many phones and i have to say i have a special love for curved displays, as long as they're done well.

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