Motorola Edge S goes official with Snapdragon 870, 5G and triple camera

by Johnson Daniel

This is the first phone to claim the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870. It’s built on a 7nm process, has an 8-core processor with one Cortex-A78 core running at the highest-in-smartphone 3.2GHz. The Motorola Edge S naturally has 5G built-in. You can configure the phone with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB (8/256GB) of UFS 3.1 storage.

The display is a 6.7-inch 90Hz IPS LCD of 2520x1080p resolution and offers HDR10 support. It has two cameras built-into it – 16MP main and 8MP ultrawide. The fingerprint scanner is embedded into the frame of the phone. Motorola Edge S

On the rear, there are four sensors in total. A 64MP main camera with an f/1.7 aperture and support for 6K video capture at 30fps, a 16MP ultrawide with phase-detect autofocus, a 2MP fixed-focus depth sensor and a ToF sensor.

The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 20W charging with the provided 20W adapter in the box. The Motorola Edge S is IP52 splash-proof, has a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with a charger, preinstalled screen protector, cable and a case.

The Motorola Edge S goes on pre-order in China today and will begin shipping on February 3. The phone comes in an Emerald Light color and is priced CNY 1,999 (INR 22,500, €250, converted) for the 6/128GB model, CNY 2,399 (INR 27,000, €305) for the 8/128GB and CNY 2,799 (INR 31,500, €350) for the range-topping 8/256GB.

Motorola Edge S specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / CDMA2000 / LTE / 5G
LAUNCH Announced 2021, January 26
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, February 03
BODY Dimensions 168.4 x 74 x 9.7 mm (6.63 x 2.91 x 0.38 in)
Weight 215 g (7.58 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP52, splash resistant
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD, 90Hz, HDR10, 560 nits (typ)
Size 6.7 inches, 104.9 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
PLATFORM OS Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU Adreno 650
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC
Internal 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
UFS 3.1
MAIN CAMERA Quad 64 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
16 MP, 121˚ (ultrawide), 1.0µm, PDAF
2 MP, (depth)
Features Dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 6K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA Dual 16 MP, (wide), 1.0µm
8 MP, 100˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 20W
MISC Colours Blue, Silver
Price About 250 EUR


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