Motorola is finally ready to return to the flagship smartphone market. Now a Lenovo brand of course, Motorola has announced a “Flagship Launch E-vent” which will take place on the 22nd of April. The video invite and event name lead us to believe this will be for the much-rumoured Motorola Edge flagship device.
In the teaser video you can see a screen with a sharp curve, much like waterfall displays from other manufacturers we’ve seen in the last couple of years. If the leaks are accurate, the Edge+ will rely on a mix of eye-catching design and raw specs to shift as many units as possible. The design includes bezel-less sides due to that curved display, which comes in at 6.7-inches. The display will have the new norm of fast refresh rates in flagships, with a 90Hz refresh rate.
It will run the Snapdragon 865 chipset, either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and a large 5,000mAh battery. The camera setup is still relatively unknown, other than the possibility of a 108MP primary camera. It will most likely be the same camera that can be found on other 108MP setups. It will also include a wide-angle sensor and telephoto sensor.
The regular Motorola Edge will be a somewhat cheaper device that will have a Snapdragon 765 chipset and 6GB of RAM.
We’re not sure how much it will cost or when it will be available yet. What we are sure of is the excitement that comes with a brand new Motorola flagship. It will take some doing to challenge the big players in the flagship market, but Motorola can slowly start eking out market share if they deliver an impressive device. With Motorola’s minimal additions to stock Android, it is certainly a device we will be following closely.