In April, Motorola announced that it would be returning to the flagship smartphone market with an all-new device, the Edge smartphone. Billed as their “boldest smartphone yet,” Motorola promised that this soon-to-be-released smartphone would compete with the biggest names in the industry, thanks to its long list of features and cutting-edge technologies, including a gorgeous HDR10 display, 5G support, and extra-long battery life. Today, we’re happy to announce that the highly anticipated Edge smartphone is finally available for pre-order at B&H.
The Edge is Motorola’s first true flagship in years, and to announce its return, Motorola appears to have pulled out all the stops. Start with the screen. The Edge’s 6.7" “Endless Edge” OLED display—with HDR10 support and a 90Hz refresh rate, no less—is the largest (and best) display Motorola has ever put into a phone and boldly announces that Motorola is back in the flagship game.
And then there’s the camera. Modern flagships are defined by their camera systems, and the Edge appears more than capable of living up to that standard. On the back of the phone is a triple-camera setup that includes a 64MP main lens, an ultra-wide 16MP lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The rear camera is backed by more than 20 different shooting modes and output formats, including HDR, RAW, and Macro—to name just a few. On the front of the Edge is a massive 25MP selfie camera. Both front and back camera setups utilize “Quad Pixel” technology, which combines adjacent pixels together for more detailed photos, especially in low-light environments.
You could argue that the display and camera setup are enough to earn the Edge flagship consideration, but Motorola clearly wanted to leave no doubt. In addition to its large screen and sensor, Motorola also gave the Edge 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, a 4500mAh battery they claim will give you up to two days of battery life, and something you won’t find on every flagship out there, a 3.5mm audio jack—imagine that. Rounding out its long list of highlights, the Edge will also run a near-stock version of the latest Android OS, which will help propel its blazing-fast 5G performance.
On paper, the Edge appears to be a major return to form for Motorola, one that announces the company is indeed “back” in the flagship market. The display, camera, and ultra-fast 5G performance all point to a phone that is ready to compete with the best in class.
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