Motorola‘s flagship series comprising the Edge and Edge+ smartphones have been talked about a lot lately. Notably, the latter comes in as the latest flagship device from the brand and marks Motorola’s re-entry in the flagship segment after a gap of three years, following the Moto Z2 Force from 2017. Usually, the Lenovo-owned brand launches its flagship devices under the Z-series but this time it has introduced an entirely new line-up. The Motorola Edge+ and its more affordable variant, the Motorola Edge just went official through an online-only event. These smartphones flaunt “Endless Edge” 90Hz displays, stock Android 10, beefy batteries, fast charging and loaded spec-sheets as their highlights.
Motorola Edge+ and Edge specifications and features
Let’s talk about the flagship Motorola Edge+ first. The handset comes with a 6.7-inch Endless Edge display, which is a waterfall-style screen with dramatic curves on both edges. The display flaunts full HD+ screen resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ and optical in-display fingerprint sensor. The flagship device is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC with the X55 modem for 5G connectivity. The processor is further accompanied by 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3,0 storage. Out of the box, the handset boots stock Android 10, which is standard for Motorola devices. Powering the Motorola Edge+ is a beefy 5,000mAh battery with support for 15W Turbocharge wired as well as wireless charging. The device also features Wireless PowerShare, which is reverse wireless charging to charge compatible accessories and smartphones.
In the camera department, the phone offers a 108MP primary camera with OIS, 8MP telephoto lens with OIS, 16MP ultra-wide camera which doubles up as a macro camera and ToF sensor. The camera setup flaunts features like 3x optical zoom and laser autofocus. The punch-hole cutout on the front houses a 25MP selfie snapper.
Coming to the more vanilla Motorola Edge, the smartphone share most of its specifications with the Plus variant except for a few downgrades. You get a Snapdragon 765 SoC with 5G, 6GB RAM, 128Gb storage, 64MP primary camera (the remaining setup remains the same), and smaller 4,500mAh battery with 18W Turbocharge technology. Both devices feature 3.5mm audio jack, My UX app integrating signature Moto experiences and new Edge interface controls, and splash-resistant coating.
Motorola Edge+ and Edge price and availability
Motorola is offering the Edge+ in Thunder Grey and Smoky Sangria colours, whereas, the Edge will come in Midnight Magenta and Solar Black paint jobs. The Motorola Edge+ and Motorola Edge have been priced at $999 (~Rs 76,000) and €699 (~Rs 57,600), respectively. There’s no word on the Indian pricing and availability as of now, but we can expect it to launch in the country soon.