Motorola Edge, Edge+ revealed: All you need to know

By Ritik Banga - April 23, 2020
Where the Motorola Edge + is a flagship-grade phone, the Edge is its toned-down version. Both the phones feature a curved OLED display with 90Hz refresh rate and a punch-hole camera amongst other thi....

The Edge and Edge + both fall under the Edge brand from Motorola, which marks the return of the Lenovo-owned brand in the flagship smartphone space after a long time. Where the Motorola Edge + is a flagship phone, the Edge is its toned-down version. Both phones run on the stock version of Android 10 with minimal modifications.

Motorola Edge +

Motorola has left no stones unturned when it comes to the Edge+. The main highlight of every smartphone is its display, and the Edge+ gets a curved 6.7” FHD+ HDR10+ AMOLED panel with 90Hz refresh rate. It is touted as the 'Endless Edge' display by the brand. According to Motorola, the display wraps at almost 90° around both sides of the phone. Moreover, there's a 25MP selfie camera that sits in a hole punch and an in-display fingerprint reader beneath the display.

Motorola Edge Back1

It comes powered by Snapdragon 865 coupled with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The international-spec Edge+ features 5G connectivity, however, it will not feature in the India-spec device. As for cameras, the Edge+ sports a triple camera setup that comprises a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. All this is powered by a massive 5,000mAh battery.

Other than that, it also features fast wired and wireless charging. The Edge+ can also wirelessly charge other devices with reverse wireless charging.  Above all this, it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and dual stereo speakers. The Edge+ is priced at $999 in the US (₹76,000 approx.) and at €1,199 globally. It will be available in two colours (smokey sangria and thunder grey) starting May 14.

Motorola Edge

The Motorola Edge shares a lot of good stuff with its flagship sibling but with a few compromises. There's still a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the front, but it now misses out on HDR10+ support. Moreover, the Edge is powered by the Snapdragon 765G with 5G connectivity, but it's here limited to sub-6GHz networks, unlike its sibling.

Motorola Edge Front1

Along with the mid-range flagship processor, the Edge features 6GB of RAM (4GB in some regions) and 128GB of storage. As for the cameras, the Edge gets a 64-megapixel primary shooter accompanied by the same telephoto and ultrawide lens as its siblings, plus a ToF module. The battery capacity here is 4,500mAh, although it supports 18W fast wired charging. Wireless charging, however, is omitted from the Edge.

Apart from all the abovesaid differences, the Edge retains the same features as the Edge +. The Motorola Edge is priced at €599 globally (₹49,000 approx.) and will be available in solar black and midnight magenta colours.

With no official confirmation regarding the launch of the Edge and Edge + in the Indian market, expect Motorola to drop the launch date and prices in the upcoming weeks.

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