Motorola’s unlocked Edge gets a $700 price tag, slight spec bump


Motorola has introduced that the common Edge — the cheaper sibling to its lately launched flagship Edge Plus — will price $699.99, which places it at $300 lower than the $999.99 Edge Plus. There’s nonetheless no launch date, although, exterior of the beforehand introduced “summer” window.

Motorola has additionally introduced that it’ll bump up the specs a bit for the usual Edge. Instead of the initially deliberate 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Edge will now supply 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

The Motorola Edge contains a comparable design to the Edge Plus — together with the eponymous 6.7-inch “edge” show — however it achieves that cheaper worth level by reducing down on a number of the specs. The Snapdragon 865 on the Edge Plus is changed with a barely slower Snapdragon 765; the battery drops from 5,000mAh to 4,500; there’s no wi-fi charging; and the Edge Plus nonetheless wins out with 12GB of RAM.

Additionally, the triple-camera array has downgraded specs: 64-megapixel primary lens (as an alternative of the 108-megapixel sensor on the Edge Plus) and simply 2x optical zoom and no OIS for the 8-telephoto sensor megapixel — though the 16-megapixel ultrawide and time-of-flight sensor are the identical.

5G help is each extra restricted on the Edge — it lacks the mmWave help that the Edge Plus has, simply sub-6GHz help — and extra open. That’s as a result of, in contrast to the Edge Plus, the Edge can be bought unlocked, as an alternative of being locked to Verizon (and its mmWave-only community).