After concentrating on their mid-range line for a few years, Motorola has returned to flagship phones with the Motorola Edge+ announced overnight, as well as a more modest flagship style offering with the Motorola Edge. 

The phones both include support for 5G, with the Motorola Edge+ using a Snapdragon 865 processor with the X55 5G modem, while the Motorola Edge has the Snapdragon 765 with built-in 5G. Motorola are positioning the Edge+ as a 5G powerhouse with the largest battery of any 5G phone on the market, and at this early stage of the 5G game, you need a big battery.

They still share a similar design with a 6.7-inch OLED Full HD+ resolution display that has a 90Hz refresh rate – though the Microsoft Edge+ gets a HDR10 certified display. 

The Motorola Edge+ gets the full hardware treatment with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage, while the Motorola Edge gets 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage – and the option to add microSD cards up to 1TB.

The camera on the phones also differ, with a massive 108MP sensor on the Edge+, with a 16MP ultrawide shooter and 8MP sensor with telephoto lens that includes 3x Optical zoom. The Motorola Edge gets a still impressive 64MP main sensor, and the same 16MP ultrawide and 8MP telephoto sensors on the rear as well.

A big note for audio fans is that both the Edge, and Edge+ still include the headphone jack.

Both phones come with massive batteries, with a 5,000mAh battery in the Edge+, while the Edge gets a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery.

Motorola EdgeMotorola Edge+
Display:6.7-inch OLED
Full HD+
90Hz refresh rate
6.7-inch OLED
Full HD+
90Hz refresh rate
HDR10+ certified
CPU/GPU:Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
Adreno 620 GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Adreno 650 GPU
RAM:4GB12GB LPDDR5
Storage:128GB (microSD up to 1TB)128GB/256GB UFS 3.0
Rear Camera:* 64MP main
* 16MP ultra-wide & Macro vision (f/2.2, 117° FOV)
* 8MP telephoto (f/2.4, 2x optical)
* 108MP main (f/1.8, OIS)
* 16MP ultra-wide & Macro Vision camera (f/2.2, 117° FOV)
* 8MP telephoto (f/2.4, 3x optical zoom, OIS)
Front Camera: 25MP (f/2.0)25MP (f/2.0)
Battery/Charging:4500mAh
18W wired charging
5000mAh
18W wired charging
15W wireless charging
5W wireless power sharing
Wireless:WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS
NFC
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS
NFC
Carrier:5G
4G LTE
5G
4G LTE
Other:USB-C (USB3.1)
3.5mm headphone
Dual Stereo Speakers
Fingerprint reader
Water repellent design
USB-C (USB2.0)
3.5mm headphone
Dual Stereo Speakers
Fingerprint reader
IP54 water repellent design
Dimensions:161.64 x 71.1 x 9.29mm @ 188g161.1 x 71.4 x 9.6mm @ 203g
Colours:Solar Black & Midnight MagentaThunder Grey & Smoky Sangria

Motorola has announced different colour options for the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+. The Edge will come in either Solar Black or Midnight Magenta, while the Motorola Edge+ comes in either Thunder Grey or Smoky Sangria

Motorola is launching the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+ with Android 10 with Motorola’s signature light skin on top. Updates haven’t been mentioned, however Motorola is generally on a quarterly update cycle

Motorola hasn’t announced any launch details for Australia for the Edge+, but they have targeted the Motorola Edge for the Asia-Pacific region in ‘the coming months’.

Motorola returns to flagship phones with the Edge and Edge+
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