When you think of flagship Android smartphones, chances are you think of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, or maybe the Pixel. Most people don’t think of Motorola when it comes to $1000 flagship smartphones, but that’s exactly what the company launched today.
The Motorola Edge+ is the company’s flagship for 2020, and it’s a $1000 smartphone that’s actually really good. It packs in everything you’d expect from a flagship smartphone in 2020, and it seems well on track to take on the precious few Android flagships that are up on the mantle (mostly the Galaxy S20 series).
Motorola Edge+ Specifications
As expected of a flagship smartphone, the Edge+ comes with a Snapdragon 865 Mobile Platform with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Of course, the SD865 chip means there’s 5G support here, and the Motorola Edge+ supports both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks.
There’s a 6.7-inch OLED display up front, pushing FullHD resolution at 90Hz. All of this is powered by the 5,000mAh battery that Motorola has stuffed within the sleek looking smartphone.
The phone also doesn’t hold back any punches in terms of cameras. There’s a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide angle that also doubles up as a macro lens if needed. The 108MP Samsung sensor here outputs 27MP images after pixel binning, but the phone is also capable of shooting 6K video, which is pretty impressive. The front holds a 25MP selfie shooter in the punch-hole on the display.
Launch Timeline and Price
Motorola will make the Edge+ available in the US starting from May 14, but the phone will be a Verizon exclusive in the country which could mean a lot of people simply won’t be able to buy it. The phone is priced at $1000, but it seems to be one of the few phones that seems (at least on paper) to be worth the money.
The company also launched the Motorola Edge, which is a more affordable version of its flagship. The ‘Edge’ comes with the same screen, but replaces the Snapdragon 865 with a Snapdragon 765. It also packs in only 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage.
The Motorola Edge comes with a triple rear camera as well, but the primary sensor on this phone is a 64MP sensor, while the other two are the same telephoto and ultra-wide lenses as seen on the flagship Edge+.
The phone features a 4,500mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging, but no wireless charging support. Moreover, even though it does support 5G, the modem only supports Sub-6GHz 5G networks.
Motorola hasn’t given away details about the price or availability for the Motorola Edge, but rumours suggest a ~$700 price tag for the phone.