Phone Specifications

Motorola debuts Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chipset

We have the first phone to officially use Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. Motorola is the first company to host the latest and greatest chip, just over a week after its first announcement.

Motorola Edge X30 is the first phone to use Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. The company released two versions. The X30 and X30 Special Edition. Another shocker was the news from Realme with the launch of Realme GT 2 Pro in the same day as Motorola.

Xiaomi is right behind Motorola. Xiaomi 12 is set to debut later this month as well.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Chipset

Motorola Edge X30 and X30 Special Edition

The X30 version has a 6.7 inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. A 50MP main camera with OmniVision’s OV50A 1/1.55 inch sensor is a real treat as well. It has a 2.0μm sized pixels when 4in1 binning is applied.

There is a 50MP ultrawide shooter while the third sensor is 2MP depth of field module. The phone is able to record up to 4K video natively.

The device is powered with 5,000 mAh batter with 69W wired charging support. And it is run by Android 12.

The only difference between the two models is the under-display selfie camera. The rest of the specs are pretty much identical.

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Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Specifications

Announced on December 1, 2021, the 8-core chipset is manufactured using 4-nanometer process technology. It has 1 core Cortex-X2 at 3000Mhz, 3 cores Cortex-A710 at 2500Mhz, and 4 cores Cortex-A510 at 1800Mhz.


Architecture 1x 3 GHz – Cortex-X2
3x 2.5 GHz – Cortex-A710
4x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A510
Cores 8
Frequency 3000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv9-A
Process 4 nanometers


GPU name Adreno 730
Architecture Adreno 700
Vulkan version 1.1
OpenCL version 2.0
DirectX version 12


Memory type LPDDR5
Memory frequency 3200 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Max size 24 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon
Storage type UFS 3.1
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Max camera resolution 1x 200MP, 2x 64MP
Video capture 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video playback 8K at 30FPS, 4K at 120FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Audio codecs AAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV


Modem Snapdragon X65
4G support LTE Cat. 24
5G support Yes
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.2
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NAVIC


Announced December 2021
Class Flagship
Model number SM8450
Official page Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 official site



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