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the big return to the high-end market

Motorola has just unveiled to the public the Edge and Edge +, the 2 smartphones with which the manufacturer intends to return to the high-end market. The Edge + sees itself as a competitor to the Samsung S20 Ultra.

Image 1: Motorola Edge and Edge +: the big return to the high-end marketCredits: Motorola

Since the release of Moto Z in 2016, Motorola preferred to focus on entry and mid-range markets. Even the RAZR, the flip smartphone, despite its price, does not have specifications worthy of the high-end smartphones of the moment. The constructor Game changer with Edge and Edge +.

RAZR has relaunched Motorola to conquer the high-end mobile market

We announced more than 2 weeks ago that Motorola was returning to the high-end segment with the Samsung Galaxy S20 in sight. It?s done today the official presentation of its Edge and Edge + smartphones. If they share certain points, it is the big brother who catches the attention of fans and the media. It must be said that he has what to impress.

Motorola has decided to come and walk on the platforms of Samsung and Apple and prove it with its uncompromising Edge +. At its heart, we find a Soc Snapdragon 865 equipped with 5G modem mmWave and Sub-6GHz compatible. He is paul by 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and by 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage. This available power will be used to make all the games of the moment run beautifully on its 6.7 inch 90 Hz OLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. This one offers waterfalls borders, the display continues on the side of the screen.

An Edge + without compromise, but that pays

He also ships a 5170 mAh battery that it will be possible to recharge in 18 W with a USB-C cable or in 15 W by induction. The photo aspect is not to be outdone since it is equipped with a module 4 sensors : the main sensor 108 MP, an ultra wide-angle macro compatible of 16 Mp, a telephoto of 8 Mp with a 3x zoom and a ToF sensor. The 25 MP selfie camera is hidden behind a punch at the top left of the screen.

It has a fingerprint sensor under the screen, NFC, water and dust protection certified IP68 and even dune audio jack. It will be released on May 14 in the United States for 999 dollars. If the precise date for Europe has not been specified, it should also arrive in May. You will still have to pay 1199 euros to get it.

An Edge half the price of its big brother

Those on a smaller budget can count on his little brother, the Motorola Edge sold for half the price, 599 euros. If the 2 devices are physically identical, the components differ. Aside from the screen and the selfie camera, all specifications have been revised downwards. The model release date has not been specified, but will be later than Edge +.

It takes on a SoC Snapdragon 765G capable of 5 G, but only sub-6Ghz accompanied by 4 or 6 GB of vivid memory and 128 GB storage. Its battery of 4500 mAh is not rechargeable by induction and the water protection only certifies that IP54. If the photo module always has 4 sensors, these are less efficient 64 Mp for the main sensor and only a 2x zoom for the telephoto lens.

Source: The Verge