Motorola Edge S Unveiled with Snapdragon 870 SoC (Flagship Killer)



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    The American multinational company Motorola released an affordable flagship smartphone in China mainland. Built on a 7nm process, the Motorola Edge S is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset.

    Probably, Motorola is the first company to use the Snapdragon 870 SoC. It is a slight upgrade of the recently released Snapdragon 865+ chipset. If the rum ours are to be believed, Motorola is also working on bringing another affordable flagship handset with Snapdragon 888 5G chipset.

    Back to the Motorola Edge S, this 5G handset is priced at 1999 Yuan.

    It sports 90Hz refresh rate, 64MP quad-camera setup, dual-selfie cam, and 5000mAh battery. If this handset is priced under 25K then Motorola Edge S would surely be a flagship killer with great specs.

    Motorola Edge S Specifications:

    Regarding specifications, the Motorola Edge S sports a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display of 2520x1080p resolution, and 560 nits brightness. It offers HDR10 support with 90Hz refresh rate and 21:9 aspect ratio.

    Powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC (an octa-core processor with one Cortex-A78 core), Adreno 650 GPU and 6/8GB LPDDR5 RAM, it provides UFS 3.1 storage (up to 256GB).

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    Motorola Edge S Camera Configuration:

    On the optics front, it has four sensors at the rear. The configuration includes 64MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture, 16MP ultra-wide sensor with 121-degree FoV, 2MP fixed-focus depth sensor and a Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor. The main camera supports shooting of 6K videos at 30 fps.

    For selfies, the Motorola Edge S dual camera setup includes 16MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide shooter with 100-degree field-of-view. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint scanner as well.

    Backed by a big 5000mAh battery and 20W Turbo fast charger, the Motorola Edge S packs 3.5mm headphone jack in the retail box. The handset boots Motorola MyUI based on Android 11.

    Connectivity wise, the Motorola Edge S supports 5G, dual 4G, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi, WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C port and headphone jack. With IP 52 certification, there’s only a plastic back.

    Motorola Edge S Price & Availability:

    Clad in White and Emerald Light color variants, the Motorola Edge S comes in 3 memory/storage configurations. They are priced CNY 1,999 (€250) for the 6/128GB model, CNY 2,399 (€305) for the 8/128GB and CNY 2,799 (€350) for the higher-end vriant 8/256GB.

    Starting today, the company has started accepting pre-orders for the Motorola Edge S. However, the shipping will start from February 3rd. If the same pricing (less than 25K) is maintained in the Indian market, Motorola Edge S will surely rock. But one can’t expect the same prices during the Indian lunch.

    As of now, the company is silent on its Indian launch. However, one can expect it by the third Quarter of 2021. Leaving it aside, Motorola Edge S is surely a great phone at this price. Even OnePlus is also considering a launch of affordable flagship handset.

    Let’s wait and watch!

    So, what is your opinion on the latest Motorola Edge S? Share your thoughts.

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