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Motorola Edge + marks the company's return to the premium smartphone market

Check out the details about the launch of Motorola Edge +, the new flagship that comes to compete with Galaxy S20 and iPhone 11

THE Motorola launched on Wednesday (22) the top-of-the-line smartphone Edge +. the first flagship of the company in four years, and marks the return of Motorola to the premium smartphone market. O Edge + come to compete with smartphones Galaxy S20, gives Samsung, and iPhone 11, gives Apple. The new line will also have the model Edge, with more affordable price and simpler specifications. The devices were presented during the online event Motorola Flagship Launch E-vent.

The company brings in the new Edge + a specification package with high quality cameras and processor, infinity screen, and connectivity 5G. The entire hardware and software structure of Edge + was developed with the best and latest mobile engineering technology together with a 5G mindset. According to Motorola, this guarantees state-of-the-art 5G connectivity to networks mmWave, which offer the highest data transmission speeds, and sub-6GHz.

Check below the details of the launch that Motorola brings to the market.

Design and Canvas

Motorola Edge +Motorola Edge + brings 6.7 ? screen with infinite edge

The design focused on simplicity and usability. What draws the most attention and fills the eyes in Motorola Edge + the screen 6.7 inches, which completely fills the front of the device and has rounded edges that give the ?infinite edge? print. According to the Motorola, the edge angle reaches 90, in a waterfall style design.

The display follows the curvature of the edge, which brings a series of features that explore this space of the screen such as the battery level (when the smartphone is charging), display shortcuts to apps and notifications and even virtual buttons in games. For those who do not like this feature, the smartphone has a function to disable the curved part of the display, leaving only the flat part active.

Motorola Edge + screenMotorola Edge + brings screen with Full HD resolution and 90Hz refresh rate

The screen has a display OLED with resolution Full HD (1080p) and refresh rate 90Hz, which promises to offer a very fluid experience of navigation and gameplay.

In the upper left corner of the screen is the front camera in the style hole punch. Despite its high capacity, it takes up little space in the design and is surrounded by the smartphone screen.

Cameras

Motorola Edge + camera systemMotorola Edge + brings triple camera system and ToF sensor

The new camera system from Motorola has optical image stabilization and is composed of:

  • A main lens, with sensor 108MP (which at first produces images of 27MP, combining 4 pixels in 1, but the user can take pictures using the available 108MP) and focal length f / 1.8;
  • A wide-angle (ultra-wide) lens with 16MP, Built-in Macro Vision, aperture angle 117 and focal length of f / 2.2;
  • A telephoto lens, with 8MP, optical zoom up to 3x and focal length of f / 2.4;
  • Front camera 25MP.
Couple photo taken with Motorola Edge +Time-of-flight sensor lets you take enhanced portraits with blurred background
Surfer photo taken with Motorola Edge +Main camera brings 108MP sensor
Flower photo taken with Motorola Edge +Macro Vision allows you to take close-up photos and close up details

The sensor time-of-flight (ToF) allows you to capture enhanced portraits with a blurred background. The cameras Motorola Edge + are able to record videos even at resolution 6K, it is also possible to record videos in 4K, FullHD and HD.

Hardware and Software

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processorMotorola Edge + brings Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor

O Motorola Edge + brings the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, which equips smartphones in the line Galaxy S20 in markets outside Brazil and considered the most powerful processor in the world, according to the global marketing manager at Motorola, Chris Francica. Micron DDR5 memory and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity also play a role in the device's performance.

Internal storage of 256 GB, with 12GB of RAM memory. The battery 5000mAh lasts up to two days, according to Motorola, and can be charged with either wire (with 18W) and wireless (with 15W).

Motorola Edge + smartphones sharing batteryPower sharing lets you share battery power between Motorola Edge + smartphones

Regarding the operating system, the Motorola Edge + comes with Android 10 and installed native applications, with guaranteed update to the Android 11.

The smartphone also features dual stereo speakers, with precise audio Waves, which has already won a technical award from the Grammy the loudest and most powerful audio on a smartphone.

Motorola Edge: more affordable quality

Motorola Edge + SmartphonesMotorola Edge brings more modest configuration and affordable price

THE Motorola also presented the model Edge, the company's new premium intermediary, with simpler specifications.

While bringing the 6.7 inch screen and audio system equal to those of the Edge +, O Motorola Edge equipped with the processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, with 5G connectivity at sub-6 GHz frequency (that is, it does not support mmWave, which offer the highest data transmission speeds), battery 4500mAh, and a triple camera system with a main lens of 64MP, a wide angle of 16MP with Macro Vision and a telephoto lens 8MP.

Price and availability

O Motorola Edge + will be released in the USA on May 14, $ 999 (about R $ 5.4 thousand, at current quote) by the operator Verizon. In case of Edge, the device should be launched in the middle of the year, but has not yet defined a date. THE Motorola has not yet informed price and availability in the Brazilian market.

Technical specifications

Model Motorola Edge +
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Screen 6.7 ? Full HD OLED display 90 Hz refresh rate Built-in digital sensor
Cameras Triple Camera: 108MP f / 1.8 – Main16MP f / 2.2 117 – Wide angle (ultra-wide) with Macro Vision8MP f.2.4 – Telephoto
zoom 3x optical zoom
Camera (videos) 6K, 4K, FullHD and HD
Front camera 25MP f / 2.0
RAM memory 12GB
Internal storage 256GB
audio Stereo sound (two speakers)
USB-C input Yes
Drums 5000mAh
System Android 10
Colors Thunder Gray (dark gray) and Smoky Sangria (bord)
Price US $ 999 (approximately R $ 5.4 thousand, at current quote)
Model Motorola Edge
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
Screen 6.7 ? Full HD OLED display 90 Hz refresh rate Built-in digital sensor
Cameras Triple Camera: 64MP f / 1.8 – Main 16MP f / 2.2 117 – Wide angle (ultra-wide) with Macro Vision8MP f.2.4 – Telephoto
zoom 3x optical zoom
Camera (videos) 6K, 4K, FullHD and HD
Front camera 25MP f / 2.0
RAM memory 4 to 6GB
Internal storage 128GB
audio Stereo sound (two speakers)
USB-C input Yes
Drums 4500mAh
System Android 10
Colors Thunder Gray (dark gray) and Smoky Sangria (bord)
Price Not informed

Sources: Motorola, Engadget and The Verge