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When is the Motorola Moto X40 release date?

We discuss the Motorola Moto X40 release date in China, plus an international release date estimate for the Moto Edge 40 / Moto 40

Updated: Dec 18, 2022 2:21 pm

So, when will the Motorola Moto X40 be released? Well the Motorola Moto X40 release date has already been announced for China, but read below for the best prediction on its international release based on the latest rumors and information.

Motorola finally launched the long-awaited and teased Moto X40 in China. A few days back, the company officially announced the launch event on 15 December via a Weibo post. On the day of the event, the company revealed the Motorola Moto X40 which is the company’s flagship device. 

The device will will go on sale in China on 22th December. Motorola made no official comments on the global release of the device. But it is expected to enter the global market within a few months: early 2023 is the predicted release window.

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Motorola Moto X40 release date history

Motorola’s Moto X series flagship is fairly new. It is also marketed as the Moto Edge series globally; at least, what happened with the last year’s Moto Edge X30. The company initially launched the device in China and then it reached global markets a few months later, under the name: Moto Edge 30. 

If Motorola follows the same practice as last year’s, we may see the launch of the Moto X40 in early 2023. In the meantime, let’s check the release dates of the older Moto/Edge series devices. 

  • Motorola Moto Edge Release Date: 19th May 2020
  • Motorola Moto Edge 20 Release Date: 16th August 2021
  • Motorola Moto Edge 30 / Moto Edge X30: 28th April 2022 / December 2021 (China)

Motorola Moto X40 release date (China) 

On 15th December 2022, Motorola officially revealed the Moto X40 smartphone. The actual Moto X40 release date for the Chinese markets, i.e. when it will go on sale, is the 22nd December, 2022.

Moto X40 / Moto 40 / Moto Edge 40 release date window prediction (Global) 

Motorola didn’t officially provide any global release date for the Moto X40 at their 15th December even. Last year, the company released the Moto Edge X30 in the domestic market initially, followed by a global release a few months after. 

So, if we follow Motorola’s previous release window, the Moto X40 may enter the global in the first quarter of 2023. The company will probably remove “X” and name it Motorola Moto 40 or Moto Edge 40 for the global release.

Motorola Moto X40 Specifications 

There’s no need to speculate about the Motorola Moto X40, as the smartphone has already been announced in China. The new Motorola smartphone is all set to go up for sale in a few days in the country. 

A global is sure to follow in about a few months and may carry the moniker “Edge” for the global markets, whilst possibly losing the ‘X’ from the name.   

  • Screen Size: 6.7-inches 
  • Display: OLED, 165 Hz, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 393 PPI
  • Weight: 199g
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)
  • Memory & Storage: 128GB-8GB RAM/256GB-12GB RAM/512GB-12GB RAM
  • Camera: 50MP main + 50MP ultrawide + 12MP telephoto; 60MP
  • Battery: 4,600 mAh
  • Charging: 125W wired, 15W Wireless, 5W Reverse Wired
  • Colors: Black, Blue 
  • Software: MYUI 5.0 based on Android 13

Motorola Moto X40 release date FAQs

Is Motorola going to be discontinued in the future?

Yes, the Motorola name will be wiped off the smartphone line in 2023. Lenovo brought Motorola from Google in 2014 and is unifying their two smartphone businesses under the Lenovo banner.

Lenovo plans to keep Motorola’s Moto brand for high-end devices, and the domestic Vibe brand will continue for budget products.

Is Motorola a Chinese company?

Motorola Mobility LLC is known as Motorola. It is an American consumer electronics manufacturer. They primarily produce smartphones and other portable devices based on Android. However, currently, Motorola is a subsidiary of Lenovo, which is a Chinese multinational technology company.

Moto X40 release date / Moto Edge 40 release date : Final Word

We hope this Moto X40 release date / Moto Edge 40 release date guide has proven illuminating. Do take a look at our various other smartphone related guides whilst you’re here, for the latest release date and specification news on upcoming devices.

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