After many months of waiting, Motorola is finally here with its 2021 contenders for the flagship market. The Lenovo-owned firm introduced three new smartphones today – The Motorola Edge 20, Motorola Edge 20 Pro, and 20 Lite. The first two are the company flagships, while the third can stand as a more cost-effective approach, but that still brings compelling specifications. Without further ado, let’s dive into the specifications.
Motorola Edge 20, 20 Pro, and 20 Lite specs and features
The Motorola Edge 20 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC with 5G connectivity. This chip is the successor for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and brings a huge improvement over the last year’s Motorola Edge. The device will sell in variants with 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM. Storage will always be 128 GB of Internal Storage. The Motorola Edge 20 Pro packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage. The Edge 20 Lite brings a MediaTek Dimensity 720 which also offers 5G. It comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. Unfortunately, there is no Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone, so the Pro will be behind the competition in terms of performance.
In terms of optics, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro pack a 108 MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera alongside a 16 MP ultrawide camera and an 8MP periscope module with 5x optical zoom. The Edge 20 drops the periscope in favor of an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. The third device, while brings the 108 MP camera, gets a downgraded 8 MP ultrawide snapper and a 2 MP depth helper.
The Motorola Edge 20 Lite draws power from a 5,000 mAh battery with a 30 W fast charging. The Lite has a larger battery since the Pro gets a 4,500 mAh battery and the vanilla has a smaller 4,000 mAh cell. Both devices also pack the 30 W fast-charging. The devices run Android 11 straight out of the box with My UX running on top. Interestingly, all three phones pack the Ready for PC interface which brings a traditional desktop-like look when connected to an external display.
In terms of display, the Motorola Edge 20 packs a 6.7-inch 144Hz OLED display with Full HD resolution. The 20 Pro shares the same display and resolution. The 20 Lite packs a 6.7-inch panel with Full HD+, but it’s a 90Hz OLED panel.
Unfortunately, Motorola will bring only one Android version update. That’s a pity since the devices already have Android 11 and will be outdated in less than one month when Android 12 will arrive. Anyway, the company will offer two years of software support. The company justifies this by saying that most users don’t keep a smartphone for more than two years.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is priced at €699.99/£649.99. The Edge 20 will retail €499.99/£429.99. The Lite variant will cost €349.99/£299.99. The trio of devices will be available in August and will reach Europe, Latin America, and Asia. For now, there’s no word about a release in the United States.