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

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

Motorola has announced that the regular Edge — the cheaper sibling to its recently released flagship Edge Plus — will cost $699.99, which puts it at $300 less than the $999.99 Edge Plus. There’s still no release date, though, outside of the previously announced “summer” window.

Motorola has also announced that it’ll bump up the specs a bit for the standard Edge. Instead of the originally planned 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the Edge will now offer 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

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The Motorola Edge features a similar design to the Edge Plus — including the eponymous 6.7-inch “edge” display — but it achieves that cheaper price point by cutting down on some of the specs. The Snapdragon 865 on the Edge Plus is replaced with a slightly slower Snapdragon 765; the battery drops from 5,000mAh to 4,500; there’s no wireless charging; and the Edge Plus still wins out with 12GB of RAM.

Additionally, the triple-camera array has downgraded specs: 64-megapixel main lens (instead of the 108-megapixel sensor on the Edge Plus) and just 2x optical zoom and no OIS for the 8-telephoto sensor megapixel — although the 16-megapixel ultrawide and time-of-flight sensor are the same.

5G support is both more limited on the Edge — it lacks the mmWave support that the Edge Plus has, just sub-6GHz support — and more open. That’s because, unlike the Edge Plus, the Edge will be sold unlocked, instead of being locked to Verizon (and its mmWave-only network).

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