We’ve heard rumors that Motorola was preparing to launch a new high-end flagship phone called the Motorola Edge Plus, and now it appears that the upcoming handset could be joined by a second, slightly less premium flagship called simply the Motorola Edge.
The new phone has surfaced in images leaked to XDA developers (opens in new tab), and they suggest the Edge will boast premium features including a ‘waterfall’ curved-edge display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
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The images also suggest that, like the Edge Plus, the Motorola Edge will feature three rear cameras arranged vertically, while a shot of the phone’s settings menu seems to confirm that these will comprise a 64-megapixel main camera, a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera, and 8-megapixel telephoto camera.
The cameras are one area where we’d expect the Edge Plus to outgun the Edge, with rumors suggesting the Edge Plus will get a 108PM main camera.
It also looks like Motorola will join the growing list of manufacturers to include a display with a high refresh rate option, with the Edge set to feature a 90Hz mode if another settings image is to be believed.
As with other models that support high-refresh-rate displays, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Razer Phone 2, is appears that users will be able to choose between the standard 60Hz refresh rate, or enable 90Hz for a more silky-smooth experience.
It looks like Motorola has opted for an optical under-display fingerprint scanner this time around, as there doesn’t appear to be a capacitive scanner on the back of the phone. The images also show two speakers at the top and bottom of the device, allowing for stereo sound, plus a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microSD slot for expandable storage.
According to the source, the Motorola Edge will be powered by a Snapdragon 765 SoC, and will come packing 16GB of RAM and a powerful 4,500mAh battery. It’s unclear as to whether the handset (or the Edge Plus) will include 5G connectivity, however.
While leaked photos don't prove the existence of a device, these look pretty convincing, and we're cautiously optimistic about what to expect from Motorola's upcoming flagship phone/phones – we'll bring you more details as and when we get them.
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Via XDA Developers (opens in new tab)