Motorola Edge, Motorola Edge+ Launched: Curved 90Hz OLED Display, 5G Support, Waves MaxxAudio and More

Photo Courtesy: Motorola

This is 2020. One of the best times of the twenty-first century. This is a time when technology has made human life more beautiful with its new innovations and positive aspects. Among these innovations, 5G connectivity is one of the best blessings of technology that brings new power to ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sectors. Needless to say, 5G connectivity brings a revolution in the mobile technology as it is stronger, simpler, more intelligent, and more secure. Being a cloud-based technology, 5G connectivity provides seamless, ubiquitous, and limitless experience across all scenarios.

In the last few years, companies like Samsung, Apple, Motorola, Xiaomi, Huawei, Asus, Oppo, and Vivo have completely updated their smartphone portfolio with a plethora of new features such as pinch hole display / bindi-notch display with 120Hz refresh rate, curved display, 108-megapixel camera, in-display fingerprint sensor, and a super performing chipset. However, this article is also about a 5G device that comes fresh from the Motorola’s production house.

After a series of many leaks and revelations, the Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday officially announced the launch of its much-awaited Edge series – Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ – at an online event on the company’s official website. The new ‘Edge’ branding is derived from Motorola’s ‘Endless Edge’ design display that wraps 90 degrees around the edges. These smartphones are the company’s true flagship devices since the first-gen Moto Z, which launched back in 2016. These phones are not only provide genuine features but also support 5G connectivity. Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ are designed to put Motorola company back into the premium segment and these devices will definitely compete against the likes of the Samsung premium smartphones and recently launched OnePlus 8 Series.

Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ Pricing and Availability:

Carried a base price tag of €699 (US$ 751 / Rs. 57,380 approx.), the Motorola Edge will be made available for purchase in Italy first other European countries in the coming weeks in Solar Black and Midnight Magenta colour options. The same will be available in Latin America and Asia Pacific in the coming months. On the other hand, the high-end product – Motorola Edge+ has been launched with a price tag of $999.99 (Rs. 76,404 approx.) and it will go on sale starting from May 14 in the US exclusively via Verizon, whereas Motorola Edge will be going on sale in May.

Motorola Edge+ will be available in Thunder Grey and Smokey Sangria body shades options. With a contract, it will cost $41.66 per month on a 24-month payment plan. According to Motorola, in addition to the US, Motorola Edge+ will roll out in various European countries, UAE at Etisalat, and Latin America. Motorola Edge will be released in Latin America, Asia Pacific and European countries. As of now, the company has made no official announcements about the Moto Edge series India pricing details and availability but both the phones will be available in the Indian market pretty soon.

Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ Features:

Both the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ run stock Android 10 OS with My UX feature that enables users to pick what gestures they want, custom settings and advanced controls for music, video, and game and create their own device themes by choosing from extraordinary fonts, colors, icon shapes, and fingerprint sensor animations. The new OS also includes moto experiences like swipe up or down on the edge to check notifications or quickly switch apps, and launching the camera app with the twist of a wrist.

The edge also offers new edge display interactions like battery charging status and notifications for messages, incoming calls and alarms. Another feature on the Moto Edge series is dual stereo speakers with Waves MaxxAudio-tuned high definition audio support that delivers rich, deep and professional-quality sound experience to users in music, movies, and even gaming.

The new Motorola Edge comes equipped with a 4,500mAh non-removable battery with 18W TurboPower charging technology support. Photo Courtesy: Motorola

Motorola Edge Specifications:

Phone Model Motorola Edge
Display 6.7-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ OLED display with HDR 10+ support, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and a scratch resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Processor 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core processor (7nm)
RAM 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
Internal Storage 128GB (UFS 2.1), expandable memory up to 1TB with microSD
GPU Adreno 620 GPU
Operating System Android 10
Camera Module No.1 Rear Camera: 64-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, Laser auto focus and LED flash.

No.2 Rear Camera: 16-megapixel 117-degree ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

No.3 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel telephoto sensor for 2x optical zoom with f/2.4 aperture.

Front Camera: 25-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, Dual Stereo speakers, USB Type-C port and In-display Fingerprint sensor.
Network 5G, 4G VoLTE
Battery 4500mAh non-removable battery with 18W fast charging support.
Colors Solar Black and Midnight Magenta
Dimensions 161.64 x 71.1 x 9.29 mm
Weight 188 grams
Pricing Details €699 (US$ 751 / Rs. 57,380 approx.)
Moto Edge+ comes decorated with an optically stabilized 108-megapixel main camera. Photo Courtesy: Motorola

Motorola Edge+ Specifications:

Phone Model Motorola Edge+
Display 6.7-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ OLED display with HDR 10+ support, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, and a scratch resistance Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
Processor 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor (7nm)
RAM 12GB LPPDDR5 RAM
Internal Storage 256GB (UFS 3.0)
GPU Adreno 650 GPU
Operating System Android 10
Camera Module No.1 Rear Camera: 108-megapixel Samsung sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, an f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Laser autofocus and LED Flash.

No.2 Rear Camera: 16-megapixel 117-degree ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture.

No.3 Rear Camera: 8-megapixel telephoto sensor for 3x optical zoom with f/2.4 aperture.

*The rear camera is also capable to capture 6K video at 30 fps, and 4K video at 60fps.

Front Camera: 25-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity Dual SIM (nano + nano), 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.1, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, NFC, a 3.5mm audio jack, Dual Stereo speakers, USB Type-C port and In-display Fingerprint sensor.
Network 5G, 4G VoLTE
Battery 5000mAh non-removable battery with 18W wired and 15W wireless fast charging support.
Colors Thunder Grey and Smokey Sangria
Dimensions 161.07 x 71.38 x 9.6 mm
Weight 203 grams
Pricing Details $999.99 (Rs. 76,404 approx.)

 

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