Motorola is a household name in the mobile phone industry. In fact, it is one of the oldest brands in the market. However, after losing touch with current trends some years ago, the company has been struggling to get back its past glory. Nevertheless, Motorola is still very much in the mobile phone market. The company is getting set to unveil its latest flagship device, the Moto X40. Motorola is one of the brands that is confirmed to use the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The Moto X40 will use this chip.
Just this morning, Xiaomi released a teaser which confirms that the Xiaomi 13 series will support IP68 waterproof and dustproof. Then, this afternoon, Chen Jin, general manager of Lenovo’s mobile phone business department in China revealed that the Motorola Moto X40 will also support IP68 dust and water resistance. He also confirms in his report that the Moto X40 will arrive in December. He wrote
The Moto X40 this time supports IP68 waterproofing. We would like to call it the SUV in the mobile phone. December, get ready to go!
What IP68 waterproof rating means
According to available data, IP68 is the highest level of dustproof and waterproof standards. To evaluate the solid and waterproof performance of the shell, it mainly depends on the two digits XX behind IPXX. The first X is the dustproof level from 0 to 6, and the highest level is 6. The second X is the waterproof level from 0 to 8, and the highest rating is 8. For an IP rating of 8 in the last digit, the IEC has a pretty tough requirement. Having an “8” rating for waterproof means that the mobile phone can survive in water which is 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.
Thus, IP68 waterproof does not mean that your mobile phone will survive anything water. It only means that under certain conditions of wetness (as stated above) the device will be just fine. If you must take underwater images, ensure that the phone is not immersed in water deeper than 1 meter. Otherwise, we do not see any reason to use a mobile phone to capture underwater images.
Moto X40 specs
According to information from TENAA, the Moto X40 body size will be 161.3 × 73.9 × 8.5 mm. This mobile phone will also weigh 196 grams. In terms of its display, this flagship mobile phone will come with a 6.67-inch OLED screen that supports 1080 × 2400 resolution. The display will also support 10-bit colour depth as well as an under-screen fingerprint sensor. In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, this device will also have up to 18GB of RAM. It will have 8GB, 12GB and 18GB of RAM. The internal storage will be 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
Under the hood, the Moto X40 will ship with a 4950mAh / 4450mAh battery but there is no info on its charging capacity. In the camera department, there will be a triple rear camera setup. This device will use a 50MP + 50MP + 12MP camera setup that supports 4x zoom.
In addition, the Motorola Moto X40’s AnTuTu running score hit 1312901 points. The customized MAXE system engine brings a scheduling strategy that comprehensively balances performance and power consumption through smarter scene recognition.
A previous appearance of this device has model number XT2301-5 (network access license). The listing confirms the size and weight (161.3 × 73.9 × 8.5 mm; 196 grams). It also reveals that this device will use an 8-core CPU with a main frequency of 3.0GHz. This is obviously the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.
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Motorola’s new mobile phone gets TENAA and 3C certifications
In addition to the Moto X40, the company is also working on other mobile phones. Judging from all the recent certifications, Motorola may soon announce a batch of new mobile phones. In November this year, Motorola Edge 40 Pro passed TENAA and FCC certifications. Now, there is another Motorola device on 3C and TENAA’s database. This new listings indicates that these mobile phones are in development.
In both documents, the phone is shown as the model number XT2335-3. The mobile phone also comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1600. In addition, it has an unnamed eight-core CPU chip with a main core running at 2.2GHz. This device is obviously a mid-range mobile phone.
The phone will have 4GB, 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB of RAM. It will also have 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage. These specs seem to be overkill for a low-end mobile phone. Thus, it will pass as a low-end mid-range phone. This device will also The phone also has a built-in 5000 mAh battery that supports 10W charging. In the camera department, this device will use a 50MP main camera and a 2MP auxiliary camera. On the front, there will be an 8MP selfie shooter.
Lenovo – Motorola’s global smartphone shipments will drop by 15% year-on-year in Q3 2022
Strategy Analytics reported that in 2022 Q3 Lenovo – Motorola global mobile phone shipments fell by 15% year-on-year. However, wholesale revenue increased by 4% year-over-year. Also, its double-digit wholesale ASP growth was at an all-time high. The company managed to remain profitable for eight consecutive quarters. The U.S. continues to hold the majority of the market share, but Asia Pacific and Western Europe are catching up.
Lenovo – Motorola delivered its highest-ever wholesale earnings in the third quarter of 2022. This is mainly due to the launch of the G-series and Edge series models. Wholesale revenue rose 4% year-over-year. This is driven by an increase in average selling price, despite a 15% year-over-year decline in shipments.
The Americas (North, Central, and Latin America) are still the sweet spot for Lenovo – Motorola, but Western Europe and Asia-Pacific (mainly India) are catching up. Lenovo Motorola scored 3.1 (out of 5 points), and the evaluation believes that Lenovo is a manufacturer that is rapidly rising and changing the rules of the game.