Motorola has launched it’s latest affordable flagship device- Motorola Edge S. The smartphone comes with impressive on paper details which include the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, a big 6.7-inch LCD screen clocked at 90Hz, which can be handy for gaming, four rear cameras, two selfie cameras, and a massive 5000mAh battery which supports fast charging at 20W. The device has already been launched in China for RMB 1,999 (INR 22,527).
We have heard the rumors for Motorola Edge S for quite a while now, thanks to a ton of leaks. it was speculated that the device would run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+. Later it was found that the device would be running the latest Snapdragon 870, which makes the Motorola Edge S the world’s first-ever device to run the silicon. Currently, the smartphone is only in China for sale, a global launch is expected soon.
Motorola Edge S Specs
The smartphone packs the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC which can be paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, expandable up to 1TB via a micro SD card. Motorola has also packed a massive 5000mAh battery with fast charging support at 20W via a USB Type-C port. The device will not be getting wireless charging support which is quite obvious given its price.
The flagship phone comes with a 6.7-inch HDR 10 certified IPS LCD panel clocked at 90Hz unlike the likes of several other affordable flagships from competitors like Realme, Xiaomi, and Redmi who offer an AMOLED panel wherever possible.
Talking of cameras, Motorola has packed a total of 6 cameras in this smartphone. The rear quad-camera array comes with a 64MP primary lens assisted by a 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a ToF sensor. Coming to the front part, the selfie camera comes with a 16-megapixel primary sensor and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling.
Alongside Motorola Edge S, Motorola has introduced its new desktop client, called “My UI”. It can be accessed by connecting the smartphone to a PC/Mac via USB. The smartphone will run Android 11 out of the box and is compatible with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. The phone will come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and also a 3.5mm audio jack.
Motorola Edge S Price and Availability
Motorola Edge S comes with two color options: white and emerald blue paints. The pricing is as follow:
- 6+128GB: RMB 1999(INR 22,535)
- 8+ 128GB: RMB2399 (INR 27,045)
- 9+256GB: RMB 2799(INR 31,552)
The smartphone is currently only available in China. Global availability is yet to be known. With Motorola announcing the first-ever smartphone to run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, we can expect a whole lot of devices coming to the market in near future running on this chipset with affordable pricing.