Motorola has announced the launch of its latest edge series of devices, with the company launching 4 devices in total – the Edge 20 Fusion, Edge 20 and the Edge 20 Pro. All devices in the edge range come with 5G network capabilities and come with ultra slim designs at affordable prices. Each new Edge device has been equipped with Motorola’s new Ready For platform, consumers can take their smartphone beyond traditional boundaries by amplifying everyday experiences.
Motorola Edge 20 Pro
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch Max Vision display with OLED technology (2400 x 1080) for a more crystal clear viewing experience and, as a first for Moto comes with an industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate. The Edge 20 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor with Adreno 650 GPU chipset, 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage which weirdly cannot be expanded. It comes with Bluetooth version 5.1, NFC, Wi-Fi.
The camera setup is a triple camera set up, containing a new 108MP main camera, one of the company’s largest camera sensors ever at 1/1.5” optical format and features ultra-pixel technology, where every nine pixels is combined into one large ultra-pixel. The remaining rear cameras are an 8MP 5x telephoto lens and a 16MP ultra-wide depth sensor. The front-facing camera is a single 32MP camera, so your Instagram selfies will really pop.
The Edge Pro 20 comes with Android 11 preloaded right out of the box and is available from September 2021 in Midnight Sky and Indigo Vegan Leather at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, The Good Guys, Mobileciti, Motorola & Lenovo Online for $899.
Motorola Edge 20
The Motorola Edge 20 comes with a large 6.7-inch OLED display (2400 x 1080) and offers the same, 144Hz refresh rate.
The Motorola Edge 20 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor with Adreno 642L GPU chipset, with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage. It comes with the same range of connectivity as the Pro including Bluetooth version 5.2, NFC, Wi-Fi.
The front-facing camera is — as is the Pro — a single 32MP camera with the rear-facing being a triple camera set up, containing the same 108MP main camera. The remaining rear cameras are an 8MP x3 telephoto lens and a 16MP Ultra-wide camera lens.
The Motorola Edge 20 comes with Android 11 and will be available on the same timeline in Frosted Onyx at JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Mobiliciti, Motorola and Lenovo Online for $699
Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
Moving down in the range, the Motorola Edge 20 Fusion comes with a 6.7-inch OLED display (2400 x 1080) that runs at 90Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 5G-B+ processor, with 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage which can be extended to 1TB via MicroSD card. From a connectivity standpoint, the phone is adorned with the same range of connectivity as above.
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro comes with a triple camera set up, containing a new 108MP main camera. The remaining rear cameras are a 8MP Ultra-wide angle and 2MP depth sensor. The front facing camera is the same single 32MP camera as the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro.
The Edge 20 Fusion is running Android 11 and will be available from 26 August 2021 in Electric Graphite and Cyber Teal at the usual retail outlets and Lenovo Online for $499. If you’re looking for a carrier deal, hang off till September when Vodafone will be carrying the device.
Get Ready For new ways
Following suit of others in the field such as Apple, TCL and Huawei, Motorola’s new Ready For is the most flexible way to bring mobile games, TV shows and video calls to the big screen, sit anywhere in the room, and still use your phone to text friends, make a call, or do whatever you need to keep your day moving.
With the new Moto Edge 20 and Moto Edge 20 Pro can activate Ready For wirelessly and experience Ready For PC, which allows you to seamlessly switch between your Windows screen and smartphone so content, pictures and videos can be viewed and edited much easier than just hooking up and awaiting for all your content downloading to your PC. The software allows you to switch between your Windows screen and smartphone so content, pictures and videos can be viewed and edited simpler than ever, meaning there is no need to go back between your device or various screens.
Speaking at the launch of the new Motorola Edge devices, Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola ANZ stated that:
So much has changed in the world recently, so with the latest motorola edge family, it was important for us to bring consumers what they need most. Motorola has always worked to democratise cutting-edge technology to empower people in their daily lives. With this philosophy, these new devices go beyond the previous generation of edge in nearly every category to bring incredible new features at more accessible price points.
In addition, the smartphone is now more than just a communication tool. It is the hub for information, entertainment, productivity and content creation. Motorola’s new Ready For platform elevates these experiences to be more immersive and productive by putting the power in the consumer’s hands to realise the full potential of their device.
The Motorola Edge devices will be available soon, though no dates have been confirmed for the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro.