19 May 2020
Motorola has finally made official the Edge and the Edge+ smartphones. The Motorola Edge is somewhat cheaper than the Edge+ and they have some similarities to offer. Both the phones have a curved display with hole-punch design and triple rear cameras. They both are equipped with dual stereo speakers tuned by Waves.
Both the Edge and Edge Plus phones have three cameras on the back and all of them are aligned vertically, though their configurations are different. While the Edge phone has 64MP primary snapper, the Edge Plus gets the 108MP sensor. Both the phones have a 6.7-inch full HD+ OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate support for smoother navigation. Also, both the phones support 5G as well.
Apart from them, Motorola has added a few things on the software side. Both the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus run stock Android 10, so expect to see the features of the latest version of the operating system and a few new features, including several customizations. The edge of both the phones shows battery charging status and notifications for incoming calls, messages, and alarms. The curved portion of the edge shows two customizable buttons at the top and bottom that can be used as triggers while gaming in landscape mode.
The Motorola Edge is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 SoC paired with up to 6GB RAM and Adreno 620 GPU to handle graphics and 128GB onboard storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card. It has a 64MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, accompanied by a 16MP wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and 117-degree field of view. The third camera sensor includes an 8MP telephoto sensor that has an f/2.4 aperture and is capable of delivering a 2x optical zoom. There is a ToF sensor as well and on the front, the device has a 25MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
It packs 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W TurboPower charging tech, but no wireless charging support. The Motorola Edge features sub-6GHz 5G frequencies.
The Motorola Edge+ display carries a cinematic 21:9 screen ratio and supports HDR10+. It is powered by Snapdragon 865 processor with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. It carries 108MP primary snapper with f/1.8 aperture which is capable of recording 6K videos at 30fps. The primary snapper is assisted by a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and 117-degree field of view. The third snapper in the module is an 8MP telephoto camera that comes with OIS support and provides a 3x optical zoom output. On the front, it carries the same 25MP snapper. It retains 3.5mm headphone jack and the phone is a single SIM phone as compared to the Edge that comes in dual SIM support option.
The Motorola Edge+ comes with a slightly bigger battery capacity which is 5,000mAH and it features TurboPowerTM wired charging and wireless charging. It supports18W fast charging and 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging. The Motorola Edge+ features both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies for global 5G compatibility and future speeds.
Motorola has also introduced My UX hub in the Moto app for both the phones to allow users to customize fonts, icon shapes, and fingerprint sensor animations.
The price of the Motorola Edge+ is $999 but the price of the Motorola Edge for the US hasn’t been disclosed yet. The Motorola Edge+ will come in Smoky Sangria and Thunder Grey color options. It will go on sale from May 14 via Verizon. It will be available across Europe and UAE beginning in May. And, it will reach India in the coming months.
The Motorola Edge, on the other hand, comes in Solar Black and Midnight Magenta shades. The exact availability details of Motorola Edge are unknown but Motorola has said to make it available “this summer.” The price of the Motorola Edge in Italy is €699 (approx. $755). Motorola Edge will be available in the US later this year. And, in the coming months, Motorola edge will begin to roll out across select markets in Latin America and the Asia Pacific.