Motorola Edge/Edge+: All you need to know

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As with most devices, the Motorola Edge and Edge+ have been leaked to death by serial leaksters @Steve H. McFly aka @OnLeaks (and PriceBaba) and Evan Blass aka @evleaks, with renders appearing as early as March.

Design and build

From an aesthetics standpoint, the Motorola Edge+ looks like a sleek slab of metal and glass, also housing a dual-curve display. The phone is said to measure 161.1 x 71.3 x 9.5mm, making it similar to a Samsung Galaxy S20+. It will come in two colourways, grey and burgundy (this looks great).

Motorola is a little late to the party in terms of curved displays, which Samsung is gradually edging its way out of. That said, based on the renders and leaked official press images, the “waterfall” display does look good.

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The display is purportedly a 6.67-inch 2340×1080 90Hz display, as suggested by Mishaal Rahman, another credible source of leaks. There’s a tiny punch hole camera on the top left of the display although there seems to be a slight difference in renders versus official press materials.

Features and specs

Around the back, you’ll find a triple-camera array with quite a notable bump. Looks like it will feature Samsung’s 108MP whopper as its main shooter.

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The rear seems to sport a glowing Motorola logo. I’ll be disappointed if it didn’t also house a fingerprint sensor like Motorola has done with some of its mid-range devices.

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Mishaal also spilt the beans on the Edge+’s beefy internals, as far back as late February. The device will pack a top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865, making it 5G-ready from the get-go, paired with up to 12GB of RAM. No details on storage options, although I wouldn’t bet on anything lower than 128GB based on current trends.

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It is speculated that the battery capacity is 5,000mAh, which isn’t too surprising seeing that the phone is relatively thick.

At the bottom of the device, there’s a speaker grille and a USB-C port, while on the top, Motorola has retained the analogue 3.5mm headphone jack.

What’s disappointing is the complete absence of Moto Mods, one of the key unique selling propositions of Moto’s past flagship devices.

Renders

Pricing and availability

No price indication yet but it is expected to launch in the US via Verizon as well as globally.

Official launch

Motorola is officially launching the Motorola Edge/Edge+ at 11AM, 22 April 2020.


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