Qualcomm recently announced its new flagship chip, Snapdragon 870 SoC. This chip is a little higher than the Snapdragon 865+ in terms of performance. However, it is lower than the Snapdragon 888. Motorola has since confirmed that it will be the first to use this chip. The upcoming Motorola Edge S will do the honors of launching this processor. According to the company’s official Weibo handle, this Motorola phone will officially launch on January 26th.
The Motorola Edge S now has an appointment page on JD.com. According to speculations, the Motorola Edge S will use a 6.7-inch 1080P+ punch-hole screen. It also comes with a dual 16-megapixel front camera and a 64-megapixel rear main camera. In addition, the hardware the battery capacity is up to 5000 mAh.
Motorola Edge S – a low-end flagship phone
Considering the processor of this phone, this is not entirely a mid-range smartphone. We can safely place it in the lower end of 2021 flagship smartphones. Motorola passed a lot of time focusing on the mid-range and low-end segments. After a couple of years, the brand released the Motorola Edge+ last year as its flagship smartphone. Now, the brand is gearing up to launch a new handset dubbed Motorola Edge S that will keep this new flagship.
A couple of days before the announcement, live images of the new smartphone have emerged on Weibo. Meanwhile, an AnTuTu test run shared by Lenovo China’s GM of mobile, Chen Jin, gives us an idea about the performance of the new smartphone.
According to the leaked images, the Motorola Edge S will stick with current trends of tall display and punch-hole cutouts. In fact, the handset brings a pill-shaped punch role that will serve as a house for two selfie snappers. The software even recognizes the phone as a Motorola Edge+. The phone brings a square-shaped camera island that serves as a house for a primary 64MP camera. We assume that the other three sensors will stand for ultrawide shots, macro, and depth sensing.
The Snapdragon 870 will make the Motorola Edge S more powerful than last year’s flagships
When it comes to the AnTuTu benchmark, the phone achieved a combined score of 679,860 points which is really high. The Snapdragon 888-powered phones are set to cross the 700K barrier and can even reach 800K on gaming smartphones. So, in an “AnTuTu Benchmark Perspective,” the Snapdragon 870 seems to be a really solid offering and may stand as a better choice for cost-effective flagships. It seems to be Qualcomm’s response to the newly launched MediaTek Dimensity 1200 and 1100 chipsets.