Qualcomm announced a refresh of the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, the Snapdragon 870 chipset, early last week. And now, Lenovo-backed Motorola has launched the world’s first smartphone powered by this 5G chipset. The Motorola Edge S is the first smartphone to have a Snapdragon 870 5G chipset under the hood. It includes a 90Hz display, a quad-camera setup, and a very attractive price tag.
Motola edge s specifications
The Motorola Edge S has a gradient back panel, available in blue (Emerald Light) and white (snow and mist) color variants. There is only a quad-camera setup on the rear, a dual-cam punch-hole in the front and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. This sensor also doubles as a power button.
The smartphone has a 6.7-inch full-HD + LCD panel with a 90-inch refresh rate. The display also has a 21: 9 aspect ratio, 2520 x 1080-pixel resolution, DCI-P3 color gamut and HD1010 certification. The dual-camera punch-hole cutout features a 16MP primary camera and an 8MP ultra wide lens with 100-degree FOV.
Under the hood, the recently launched Snapdragon 870 chipset Powerful Edge Edge S. It is coupled with up to 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device runs Android 11 and now supports Samsung Dex-like desktop mode via an add-on accessory. The device supports dual-mode 5G (SA / NSA), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port for charging.
The Motorola Edge S features a quad quad camera array with LED flash. It is helmed with 64MP (f / 1.7) primary camera, 121MP FOV with 16MP ultra wide lens and 2MP depth sensor. The ultra-wide camera can also be used to take macro photos as well as a TOF sensor onboard.
This smartphone is also equipped with a 5,000mAh battery pack with 20W fast charging support. Motorola is still sticking with its turbopower fast-charge technology and is not displaying charging speeds as its homegrown rivals.
Motorola Edge S Price and availability
The price of Motorola Edge S for 6GB + 128GB base variants has been started from CNY 1,999 (~ Rs 22,500). You will have to spend CNY 2,399 (~ Rs. 27,000) and CNY 2,799 (~ Rs. 31,500) for the 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants respectively.
If the price of other Snapdragon 870 phones is the same, then we expect the Poco F2 to come with this chipset under the hood. There are already rumors of the device coming in 2021. If this price is around Rs. 25,000 in India.