Motorola is set to bring the successor to the two models from last year and based on the leaks, there are some major upgrades planned. Motorola is working on several new Motorola Edge smartphones to be released later this year and a new leak courtesy of Techniknews reveals some early details about each model and how Motorola plans to position them.
Based on a fresh set of leaks, it appears that Motorola is planning an entire series of Edge branded phones this year across various price points. There will be three models with varying levels of specifications. While the design and renders are unknown at the moment, there’s data on the chipset and camera sensors of choice. The Edge 2021 is focusing highly on cameras this year.
Motorola Edge Berlin
There will be two versions of the Motorola Edge “Berlin” device: one for Europe and one for North America. The two are supposedly powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G chipset, which supports 5G and can also be found in the Honor 50 series. The smartphones come with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, although Motorola is also working on a more expensive 8/256 GB variant. It’s unclear if support for microSD cards will be part of the package.
The camera department is where the two smartphones differ slightly. A 108-megapixel main camera is installed on both, but the European model is probably superior elsewhere. It uses a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera compared to the 8-megapixel sensor of the North American variant. Europe will also receive an 8 megapixel tele “super zoom” camera, which will be replaced by a 2 megapixel depth sensor in the other version. Overall, it seems like a pretty decent setup, but time will tell if it’s enough to make the next Motorola Edge one of the best camera phones out there.
There’s still no word on the release date, but once the phones become available they should come in at least three colors – emerald, white, and stout (a brown finish).
Motorola Edge Pstar
This is supposed to be the high-end model, which is evident from its use of the “kona” chipset, which is the codename for the Snapdragon 865, or Snapdragon 870. It is weird to see Motorola skipping the Snapdragon 888 chip for its top-end Edge model, possibly to cut costs. The rear camera setup is similar to the Edge Berlin, i.e., 108-megapixel S5KHM2 main camera, a 16-megapixel OV16A10 ultrawide/macro lens, and an 8-megapixel OV08A10 telephoto lens.
However, the European model will get a 32MP selfie camera whereas the Chinese model will get the 16-megapixel front camera. The RAM option expands to 12GB while the storage goes up to 256GB.
Motorola Edge Kyoto
This one is supposed to be the most affordable Edge model in the lineup. While the chipset details are unknown, the camera information is out. The front camera has a 32-megapixel OV32B sensor. The main rear camera system has a 108-megapixel HM2 sensor, an 8-megapixel S5K4H7 ultrawide/macro camera, and a 2-megapixel OV02B1B depth sensor.