Motorola will unveil new smartphones in the coming weeks. They will take the name of Edge 20. Several concordant leaks count at least three: Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro and Edge 20 Lite. They are all equipped with 5G compatible processors. They will replace the Edge, Edge + and Edge S. The main details of their data sheets have already been leaked.
Motorola started 2021 by mainly presenting entry-level and mid-range smartphones. We presented the Moto G to you in April 2021, along with the Moto G10, G30, G50 and G100. At the opposite end of the line, we find the Legion Duel 2 from Lenovo, a gaming smartphone with a very innovative (and divisive) design. You can find the full test in our columns. Between the two, the more classic premium smartphones are missing that will replace the Motorola Edge in 2020.
The technical sheet of all Motorola Edge 20 leaked
Their launch will take place in the coming weeks. This is evidenced by the recent emergence of a multitude of leaks claiming that Motorola will launch at least three models called Edge 20, Edge 20 Lite and Edge 20 Pro. The most interesting indiscretion is that of the German blog TechnikNews. The latter published the images that accompany this article, as well as many technical details on three expected models.
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Let’s start with the Motorola Edge 20. This is the mid-size model in this series. He takes advantage of a Snapdragon 778G from Qualcomm, Qualcomm’s mid-range 5G SoC. His screen of 6.7 inches is Full HD + and benefit from a refresh rate of 144 Hz, like the Legion Duel 2. 8 GB RAM. 128 GB of storage. Drums 4000 mAh with 30 watt fast charge. Triple photo sensor 128 + 16 + 2 megapixels. Selfie sensor 32 megapixels. Note that the hole you can see in the module (above the flash) appears to be a microphone for video capture. The price of the smartphone is expected to revolve around 500 euros.
Motorola Edge 20 Pro: the direct competitor of the Vivo X60 Pro and the Find X3 Neo
Let’s continue with the Edge 20 Pro. It will be the most expensive of the three terminals. It will partly take over the Edge 20 technical sheet: photo equipment, fast charging, screen. Based on the visual below, it looks like one of the Edge 20 Pro’s upgrades is photographic, as one lens looks larger (the one on top). We can read on the module that the main sensor is still a model 108 megapixels. We have two hypotheses: either the square lens is that of the 108 megapixel sensor, here with a larger aperture than that of the classic Edge 20; either the square lens is that of another sensor (potentially with other improvements to be made).
Another change announced: the SoC. This is the same processor as the Edge S, released in January 2021: the Snadpragon 870 by Qualcomm. This is a component that we tested with the Vivo X60 Pro and that you can also find in the Motorola G100. And it’s a very relevant choice on many occasions against a more difficult Snapdragon 888 to temper. Among the other changes we find the battery of 4500 mAh, the 12 GB RAM and the 256 GB of storage. Also note that one of the dresses of the Edge 20 Pro will be in vegetable leather (see the photo above). The price also: 800 euros approximately, like the Find X3 Neo and the Vivo X60 Pro.
Motorola Edge 20 Lite: an expert in autonomy
Let’s finish with the Edge 20 Lite. No price here. No Qualcomm SoC either, since Motorola would have chosen the Dimensity 720, a 5G compatible processor from MediaTek. On this detail, all the leaks are not consistent: some say that it would rather be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G. 6.7-inch Full HD + screen here too, but refresh rate at only 90Hz. Triple photo sensor 108 + 8 + 2 megapixels (slight recoil on the sensor with wide-angle lens), and the same selfie sensor as before. 8 GB RAM. 128 GB of storage. Huge battery of 5000 mAh with 30 watt fast charge. A true king of autonomy, it seems. No price here, therefore. But we think it could be sold for between 300 and 400 euros.
Note that some leaks also evoke a certain Motorola Edge 20 Fusion. It seems that this smartphone is a local version of the Edge 20 Lite. Some countries will have the first and others will have the second. Motorola is rumored to formalize its phones sometime in August. This will be an opportunity to find out if this leak is correct, when these mobiles will be released (if they are released in France) and what the exact prices will be (because there is always a difference in France).