Motorola’s Newest Flagship Phones Pushes Android to the Edge

The Edge+ phone in a red color.
Motorola

For a while now, Motorola focused on budget level Android phones, leaving the flagships to Samsung and now OnePlus. But now it’s ready to reenter the fray with two 5G phones, the Edge and Edge+. Naturally, the latter is the more impressive variant. And that’s due to its 108 MP camera, giant battery, and wireless charging.

The Edge phone in a black colorl
Motorola

Of the two phones, the Motorola Edge is the more down to Earth device. The 5G phone runs Android 10 out of the box, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor powers it, along with 4 or 6 GBs of RAM. In either case, you get 128 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

The Motorola Edge features a triple camera array, with a 64 MP main lens, a 16 MP ultrawide angle lens, and an 8 MP telephoto lens. A 24 MP lens powers the front-facing camera. The display itself should attract attention, thanks to its y 6.7-inch FHD+ curved screen that reaches almost to the edge of the phone (Motorola calls this endless edge).

You’ll also get other features expected of a flagship, like wireless charging and a fingerprint sensor. The phone comes in Solar Black, Midnight Magenta, and while it uses USB-C to power its 4500mAh battery, you also get a headphone jack.

Motorola didn’t comment on pricing or carrier availability at this time. The phone is due out later this summer.

But if you want to step up to something even more flagship, then the Edge+ is for you. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor powers the phone, along with 12 GBs of RAM, and 256 GBs of storage. The screen is a 6.7-in FHD+ OLED “endless edge” display that curves around to the edges.

A closeup of the Edge+ camera array.
Motorola

You’ll pick up fast charging, wireless charging, and an in-display fingerprint with the more powerful phone. But the real step up is the cameras. This triple-array camera system starts with a 108 MP main lens followed by a 16 MP ultrawide angle lens, and an 8 MP telephoto lens. The sample images Motorola is providing are impressive, but the real test is seeing what the phone does in the average user’s hands.

Like the Edge, the Edge+ runs Android 10 out of the box and sports both USB-C and a headphone jack. You can purchase the phone in Smoky Sangria and Thunder Grey colors.

In the U.S., the Motorola Edge+ will be a Verizon exclusive, and available starting May 14. You can either purchase it outright for $999 or grab one of Verizon’s payment plans at $41.66  a month for 24 months.

 

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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