Motorola Edge+: Release date, rumours, news, and features

Motorola’s next phones are thought to be called the Motorola Edge+, Motorola One Mid, and Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite.

The Edge+ is perhaps the most interesting of the trio because it’s likely a high-end flagship. For instance, it’s rumoured to feature a glass and metal chassis, thin bezels, an in-display fingerprint sensor, rear triple camera, and a curved display. Here’s everything we know so far.

Motorola Edge+: Release date

  • 23 February event postponed
  • Rescheduled launch event expected

Motorola was supposed to host a launch event on 23 February, coinciding with MWC 2020. Our invite told us it will “have us on the edge of your seat”. However, the company postponed its event due to coronavirus concerns, and there’s no word yet when it’ll be rescheduled.

Presumably, Motorola will unveil the Edge+ at any time within the next couple of weeks, perhaps with an online-only event. It’s expected to launch in the US on Verizon before a global release.

Motorola Edge+: Price

Details on pricing and availability aren’t yet known.

Motorola Edge+: Design

  • 161.1 x 71.3 x 9.5mm
  • Waterfall display

Renders have surfaced depicting what the phone might look like, based on leaked specs. In these latest renders for the Edge+, we see a waterfall display that curves at both edges of the phone.

There’s a punch-hole cutout on the screen for a selfie camera. The phone appears to be nearly bezel-less, too, a hallmark of high-end devices. You’ll also notice there is an earpiece slit above the display, in a slim top bezel. That said, the Edge+ itself won’t be too thin, coming in at 161.1 x 71.3 x 9.5mm, with a camera extruding to 11.5mm.

One other noticeable design feature is the batwing Motorola logo on the back with LED lighting. This might be for notifications. There are also holes for two noise-canceling mics above the rear camera housing and by the bottom edge. Speaking of edges, the top has a 3.5mm jack. Meanwhile, the bottom has a SIM card tray, a noise-canceling mic, USB Type-C port, and speaker grille at the bottom.

On the right edge, you can see a power button and volume rocker.

Motorola Edge+: Display

  • 6.67-inch AMOLED
  • 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 90Hz refresh rate

We can expect a 6.67-inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) waterfall display with curved left and right edges. It’ll also have a 90Hz refresh rate and an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Motorola Edge+: Cameras

  • 108MP main camera
  • 16MP and 8MP cameras too
  • 25MP front camera

The Edge+ is though to feature a rear triple camera with 108-, 16-, and 8-megapixel sensors. It’s not exactly clear what all these sensors are for, but the addition of a 108-megapixel main camera will see the Edge+ competing with the likes of the Xiaomi Mi 10 or Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The selfie camera is thought to be a 25-megapixel sensor. Its punch hole should be smaller than the ones seen on Motorola’s previous phones like the Motorola One Vision, although not as small as seen in these renders.

Renders of the Edge+ show a vertically-stacked triple camera module in the corner. There’s a second module near the cameras, too. This could be for a dual-LED flash unit and a couple of other sensors.

Motorola Edge+: Hardware

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 5G
  • 12GB RAM
  • 5170mAh battery

The Moto Edge+ will likely sit on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 platform and will probably support 5G networks. The Edge+ will most likely launch on Verizon’s mmWave 5G network in the US. Verizon revealed it achieved multi-gigabit speeds on “Motorola’s upcoming flagship” and confirmed the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem.

 Other rumoured specs include 12GB of RAM and a 5,170mAh battery that could support fast charging.

Motorola Edge+: Software

XDA said Edge+ will run Android 10 and could launch with several new apps, including “Moto Edge Assistant, Moto Gametime, and Moto Audio”.

  • Moto Edge Assistant: Help users take advantage of the curved display with custom tap actions on the edges of the screen.
  • Moto Gametime: Introduces a customisable toolbar on the edges for easy access to settings like screen brightness while gaming.
  • Moto Audio: Allows the Motorola Edge Plus to tune audio profiles like voice clarity during calls or bump up the bass while you play music.

Motorola Edge+: What’s happened so far

Here’s everything we’ve heard about the Edge+ so far.

07 March 2020: Details of the Moto Edge+ camera shared on Twitter

06 March 2020: These Motorola Edge+ renders show a slick flagship with a waterfall display

Motorola appears to be readying a new flagship, called Motorola Edge+, according to a recently leaked spec sheet resulting in detailed renders.

25 February 2020: Verizon achieves 4.2Gbps with forthcoming Motorola phone

Verizon has confirmed impressive 5G speeds with “Motorola’s upcoming flagship smartphone”, thought to be the Moto Edge+.

25 February 2020: Spec dump for Motorola’s Edge Plus, One Mid, and G8 Power Lite reveals key features

Motorola’s next phones are thought to be called the Motorola Edge+, Motorola One Mid, and Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite.

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