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With 5G, Edge smartphone line brings Motorola back to premium market

The Motorola Edge +: high-end processor and 108 MP lens camera

The Motorola Edge +: high-end processor and 108 MP lens camera

In the past decade, the smartphone maker Motorola won over consumers all over the world with a great premise: to bring reliable devices at a good cost-benefit. Names like Moto G, Moto X and Moto Z have made consumers happy over the years, helping, for example, to popularize functions such as 4G or dual / triple lens cameras, until then only available on more expensive devices. Investing in a premium line, however, was something Motorola did not do in those years. In 2020, this will change: on Wednesday, 22, the company controlled by the Chinese company Lenovo announces the launch of the Motorola Edge line.

For now, the line will have two devices: Edge and Edge +. Both have heavy batteries, an optimized sound system, a set of cameras with four lenses and even 5G connectivity, something that is still far from being available in Brazil. In addition, the devices feature bold design, with infinite screen and curved edges, and edge processors Edge +, for example, equipped with the Snapdragon 865, also used by Samsung in the Galaxy S20.

It is important to have a portfolio with handsets in all ranges and we hear a lot from consumers asking for a high-end cell phone. We work abroad in this sense, says Thiago Masuchette, Motorola's product manager in Brazil. According to him, the two devices will be produced at the company's factory in Jaguarina, in the interior of São Paulo. Questioned by state in a session with journalists, the executive stated that there is still no price or date for products to arrive in Brazil, but that will happen soon. In the USA, the Motorola Edge + will cost US $ 999. The Motorola Edge will initially be launched in Italy, for 699.

According to Masuchette, cell phones sold in Brazil will have a 5G modem and will be ready to work with the network when it is enabled in the country, the most optimistic forecasts that this will only happen in 2021. However, when the user can travel to a location that has 5G, the phone will work fine. Another feature that helped Motorola to gain market share in recent years is the preference for not modifying the Android system, in what many people call pure Android also being present in the two new devices.

Motorola Edge + has powerful camera

With a 6.7-inch screen, the Motorola Edge + is the most expensive and robust brother of Motorola's premium handset pair. The smartphone features a Snapdragon 865 processor, as well as 12 GB of RAM and a set of triple lenses, including a 108 MP lens, combined with a 16 MP wide angle and an 8 MP telephoto lens. The front camera has 25 MP and the device has a headphone jack, something rare in premium phones.

The battery already has 5,000 mAh (milliAmpre / hour), one of the largest on the market and that Motorola promises to be able to last for up to two days. 256 GB internal storage.

The Motorola Edge has less powerful specifications, but it can bring interesting cost-benefit, depending on the price that arrives in Brazil

The Motorola Edge has less powerful specifications, but it can bring interesting cost-benefit, depending on the price that arrives in Brazil

Motorola Edge less robust, but interesting

Motorola Edge has a little more simple specifications, but still very interesting. The processor is a Snapdragon 765, with 6 GB of RAM. It also has a 6.7-inch screen, 5G connectivity and a triple camera set on the rear, the only difference being a 64 MP lens, versus the 108 MP on the Edge +. The front camera also has 25 MP and there is a headphone jack.

The 4,500 mAh battery, which Motorola also promises, is capable of lasting up to two days. The internal storage is 128 GB, with expansion option with memory card.