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Motorola Edge S with the new Snapdragon 870 launching on January 26

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Motorola has just confirmed the launch date of its all-new Moto Edge S smartphone. The phone is confirmed to launch around the end of the month on January 26 and the company has also announced that it will be introduced with the recently launched Snapdragon 870 SoC.


Incidentally, this phone was teased on Weibo a few days back by Chen Jin, the general manager of the Lenovo in China and will be the successor of the Moto Edge that came out last year.


While the launch announcement does not reveal much about the upcoming phone apart from the fact the phone will run on a Snapdragon 870 chipset and is 5G capable out of the box, however, thanks to earlier leaks and rumours we know that the Moto Edge S could come with a 6.7-inch curved OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 5000 mAh battery.


Talking about the new Snapdragon 870 chipset which essentially is an iterative upgrade to the Snapdragon 865 Plus. With a very slight bump in the clock speed over the old chipset, the new Snapdragon 870 will ideally help brands in pitching devices with a "new chipset" rather than selling a phone with the six-month-old chipset. 

Are Moto Edge S and Moto Nio the same? 

There is one more Moto smartphone that has been in the news for some time. We’ve covered the leaks and rumours around this mysterious device named Moto Nio. Moto’s executives had teased that the Moto Edge’s successor will come with a Snapdragon 800 series chipset right after Qualcomm had announced its flagship chipset in December 2020.


A recent leak that we came across showed a phone with features like dual selfie camera and the quad-camera setup at the rear were similar to the leaked specs of Moto Nio however the settings app of the device showed Moto Edge Plus moniker.


So, there is a strong possibility that the phone that we presumed as Moto Nio all along is actually Moto Edge Plus and Nio maybe just a code name of the phone.


That said, since we’re less than a week away from the launch, let us wait for the company to clear these doubts at the official unveiling.



Motorola Edge S with the new Snapdragon 870 launching on January 26

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Motorola launches the Edge S in China with a Snapdragon 870




Today, Motorola is introducing the Edge S in China, and the device is the first to use Qualcomm's recently-announced Snapdragon 870 chipset. If you're unfamiliar with the Snapdragon 870, it's just an overclocked (to 3.2GHz) Snapdragon 865+ that's really aiming at budget flagship PCs, rather than competing with the new Snapdragon 888.


The device has a 6.7-inch 90Hz 2520x1080 display, similar to the rest of the Edge family; however, it's just a regular IPS LCD, not an OLED display. In the display are two hole-punch cut-outs for the 16MP main and 8MP ultra-wide front-facing cameras.


As for the rear camera, it has a 64MP f/1.7 main sensor that can capture 6K video at 30fps or 4K video at 60fps, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a ToF sensor.




The battery is an impressive 5,000mAh, and it comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. As for charging, Motorola is still shipping a 20W charger. Naturally, the handset keeps the 3.5mm audio jack, something that the Lenovo-owned firm boasted about the original Edge series.


As for when it's going to hit markets outside of China, that's somewhat unclear, but according to Evan Blass, it will actually be part of the Moto G lineup as the Moto G100.


Source: Lenovo



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