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Motorola Edge 20 official: luxury smartphones focus on cameras

Motorola has presented three new smartphones: the Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro and Edge 20 Lite. In this article we tell you everything about the specifications, prices and release.

Motorola Edge 20 officially unveiled

We know Motorola mainly from the affordable smartphones that the company releases, such as the Moto G30 and Moto G9 Power. Now the manufacturer comes with three more expensive devices in the Edge 20 line. It concerns the Motorola Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro and Edge 20 Lite. The smartphones look similar on the outside, but have different specifications, features and prices.

We start with the Motorola Edge 20, the ‘regular’ device. The Edge 20 is remarkably thin (less than 7 millimeters), succeeds last year’s Motorola Edge and has a 6.7-inch screen. The full-HD resolution is high and the display has a refresh rate of 144Hz. This means that images are refreshed much more often: 144 times instead of 60 times. This makes everything look much smoother and faster.

Under the hood is a Snapdragon 778G chip, a fast processor with 5G support and excellent performance. The chip is assisted by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is more than enough for most users. The battery is relatively small at 4000 mAh, but can charge quickly with 30 Watts.

Striking on the Motorola Edge 20 is the 108 megapixel camera on the back. With that, the phone should take sharp photos, even in the dark. A 16 megapixel wide-angle lens is provided for taking wider shots, while the 2 megapixel macro camera helps take close ups. With the telephoto lens, the Edge can zoom in 20 to 30x.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro as top model

The Motorola Edge 20 Pro is the most expensive and most comprehensive smartphone of the trio. He is especially notable for the periscopic zoom lens, with which the Edge 20 Pro can optically zoom in up to 5x. No quality is lost here, so you have a sharp photo even at a great distance. Thanks to the Super Zoom feature, you can also digitally zoom up to 50x.

In addition, the Edge 20 Pro can make videos in 8K resolution. The main camera has a resolution of 108 megapixels, the wide-angle lens can also be used to take macro photos. The screen is 6.7 inches and has – just like with the Edge 20 – a high refresh rate of 144Hz. The phone runs on a fast Snapdragon 870 processor and has a lot of RAM (12GB) and storage space (256GB).

Motorola Edge 20 Lite: cheaper and less powerful

The Motorola Edge 20 Lite is a lot cheaper than the Edge 20 and 20 Pro, but also has a 108 megapixel camera. The phone also has a large 6.7-inch OLED screen, although the refresh rate of 90Hz is slightly lower. Nevertheless, images should be nice and smooth.

motorola edge 20 lite

Under the hood is a less powerful MediaTek processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. With 5000 mAh, the battery is a lot bigger than with the regular Edge 20, and it charges just as smoothly (30 Watts). All smartphones run out of the box on an almost bare version of Android 11, without unnecessary additions.

Better update policy

Motorola has announced that the Edge 20 phones will receive security updates for at least two years, but will also receive two major Android version updates. This is striking, as almost all of the company’s smartphones (and last year’s Edge too) get just one major Android upgrade.

The update policy has therefore been improved, although the manufacturer is still lagging behind companies such as Samsung, OnePlus and Oppo. Smartphones from these brands will receive Android and security updates for longer. Nevertheless, it is nice that the Edge 20 phones can count on Android 12 and 13 anyway.

Motorola Edge 20 Pricing and Release Dates

Motorola will release Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro and Edge 20 Lite in the Netherlands in the near future. In the overview below we list the release information and prices for you.

  • Motorola Edge 20: 499 euros, appears end of August
  • Motorola Edge 20 Pro: 699 euros, appears end of August
  • Motorola Edge 20 Lite: 349 euros, appears early September

Source: Android Planet

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