Motorola launches Edge 20 sequence with out Edge display screen, however with 5G

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On July 29, Motorola unveiled its newest Moto Edge units to the lots. As with the Moto One, the brand new Edge 20  would ditch the important thing defining function that gave the sequence its identify – the curved display screen (or edge!). However, all three fashions include an AMOLED show armed with a excessive refresh fee and 5G compatibility.

  • The Edge 20 vary contains of three fashions: Edge 20, Edge 20 Lite and Edge 20 Professional.
  • Curved show that outlined its identify is a factor of the previous.
  • {Hardware} specs overlap with mix the Moto G line.

Whereas the Moto G line has moved into the entry-level territory with the Moto G10 and the mid-range market with the Moto G100, the Edge household has decidedly dropped out of the flagship race by firmly establishing itself among the many premium mid-range section, based mostly on the processor used.

In brief, whereas the Moto Edge+ drew consideration for together with the quickest SoC on the time, the Snapdragon 865, the brand new excessive finish Edge 20 Professional adopts virtually the identical processor, the Snapdragon 870 chipset, which is inferior to the high-end Snapdragon 888 and Exynos 2100.

These new fashions stand out as a result of they provide a desktop mode that’s just like Samsung’s DeX – other than having excessive refresh fee shows and 5G compatibility, after all. As well as, all three of them can be outfitted with a 108-megapixel digital camera.

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The primary distinction between these fashions could be the SoC used, as all include 5G assist / © Motorola

Motorola Edge 20 Professional

On the prime of the brand new household is the Edge 20 Professional mannequin. On paper, it bears some similarities with the Moto G100, together with the aforementioned Snapdragon 870 chipset and desktop mode (wi-fi Prepared For). Nevertheless, the digital camera configuration used right here highlights the principle novelty of the gadget within the Motorola vary: a periscopic lens with 5x zoom on an 8-megapixel sensor, the telephoto digital camera additionally boasts of optical picture stabilization (OIS) and as much as 50x digital zoom.

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Periscopic telephoto lens is the spotlight of the Edge 20 Professional with its 5x zoom functionality / © Motorola

The photographic half is complemented by the 108-megapixel foremost digital camera and a 16-megapixel extremely wide-angle and macro “combo” lens.

The Edge 20 Professional will see a 30W charger included within the field (though this won’t be out there in all nations), an built-in under-screen fingerprint reader, a 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED show with a 144 Hz refresh fee.

Motorola Edge 20

The Professional mannequin’s display screen may also be discovered within the common Edge 20, which swaps out the Snapdragon 870 SoC for the newly launched Snapdragon 778G. The Edge 20 has much less reminiscence and inner storage (8GB RAM/128GB versus 12GB RAM/256GB on the Professional), along with a smaller battery albeit carrying the identical 30W charger within the field (in chosen nations).

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Edge 20 telephoto lens has 3x zoom / © Motorola

The digital camera setup is just about an identical because the one discovered within the Professional mannequin. The Motorola Edge 20, nevertheless, will throw in a conventional telephoto lens with a magnification of 3x whereas providing optical stabilization. The lower cost level was made potential by tweaking the biometrics because the fingerprint is just not an under-display one however moderately, a devoted module positioned on the facet of the handset.

Motorola Edge 20 Lite

Final however not least, we’ve got the Edge 20 Lite that won’t see any Qualcomm processor powering it, however moderately, a MediaTek Dimensity 720 chipset that by the way, can also be appropriate with 5G networks (DSS and Sub-6GHz). One other distinction of the Lite is the truth that it affords a storage enlargement choice through microSD card.

The AMOLED show has been retained, that includes the identical 6.7-inch Full HD+ decision though experiencing a slight loss in smoothness because of the 90 Hz refresh fee. The Prepared For mode, alternatively, works on the Edge 20 Lite when tethered.

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Tthe Edge 20 Lite’s digital camera module resembles many a 2021 Xiaomi gadget / © Motorola

As for cameras, the Motorola Edge 20 Lite may even provide a 108-megapixel foremost digital camera, with the remaining sensors bearing way more modest specs equivalent to an 8 MP ultrawide and macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Edge 20 vary specs

 Edge 20 ProfessionalEdge 20 ProfessionalEdge 20 Lite
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 870Qualcomm Snapdragon 778GMediaTek Dimensity 720
display screen6.7-inch AMOLED
Full HD+, 144 Hz
6.7-inch AMOLED
Full HD+, 90 Hz
Reminiscence12GB6 or 8 GB
Storage256 GB128 or 256 GB
Growth with microSD?NoSure
CamerasMajor digital camera: 108 megapixels
Extremely-wide-angle + macro: 16 MP
Telephoto (5x zoom, OIS): 8 MP
Selfie: 32 MP
Major: 108 megapixel
Extremely wide-angle + macro: 16 MP
Telephoto (3x zoom, OIS): 8 MP
Selfie: 32 MP
Major: 108 megapixel
Extremely wide-angle + macro: 8 MP
Depth sensor: 2 MP
Selfie: 32 MP
Battery4,500 mAh4,000 mAh5.000 mAh
Working systemAndroid 11
Dimensions163 x 76 x 7.99 mm163 x 79 x 6.99 mm166 x 75.95 x 8.25 mm
Weight185 g163 g185 g

Motorola Edge 20: availability and worth

The brand new Edge 20 vary has no particular launch date other than an August 2021 window, the place they may hit markets in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. There was no announcement by Motorola to launch these units within the US, though we do know that Motorola has dedicated to 2 Android OS upgrades for the brand new Edge units. We additionally know that the Motorola Edge 20 is already on sale in Italy with the next prompt costs:

  • Edge 20 Professional: €649.99
  • Edge 20 (8/256 GB): €499.99
  • Edge 20 (6/128 GB): €449.99
  • Edge 20 Lite (8/256 GB): €379.99
  • Edge 20 Lite (6/128 GB): €349.99

So, what did you consider these units? Have been you intrigued to see the Edge line lose its curved show, or have been you extra curious to know simply how Lenovo/Motorola intend to distinguish the Edge and G traces? Share your opinion with us within the feedback!

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