What you need to know
- Motorola is reportedly working on at least three new Edge series phones for 2021.
- All three phones are tipped to feature 108MP main cameras.
- Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G chipset may power the follow-up to last year's Motorola Edge.
Motorola's next premium mid-ranger will be a significant upgrade over the Motorola Edge, according to a new report from TechnikNews. Along with shedding light on the key specs of the Motorola Edge successor, the report suggests the Lenovo-owned company will launch two other Edge series phones to take on the best cheap Android phones from Samsung.
The follow-up to last year's Motorola Edge is said to be codenamed "Berlin." It may be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G chipset, which was announced just a few weeks back. In the camera department, the North American variant of the phone will reportedly include a triple-camera setup with a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. The European variant is expected to come with an additional 8MP telephoto lens. Both variants will include a 32MP selfie camera.
Motorola "PStar" is tipped to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 processor, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It is said to include a triple-lens camera system with a 108MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide shooter, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The phone could be offered in three color options at launch: Blue, White, and Black.
Motorola's most affordable Edge series phone for 2021 is apparently codenamed "Kyoto." The report doesn't reveal much about the upcoming device, except that it will come with the same 108MP primary sensor and 32MP selfie camera as the other two models.
All three Edge series phones are likely to be announced sometime in the second half of the year.
Samsung Galaxy A52 5G
The Galaxy A52 5G is a solid improvement over its predecessor in nearly every area. It offers a vibrant 120Hz AMOLED screen, excellent battery life, and a capable quad-camera setup.
So hard to ever go back to Motorola with their horrible almost non-existent software updates. Unless this is $200 less than the A52 (and equivalent specs), I'll stick with Samsung or pretty much anyone else.
Unless you don't care about updates, there's zero reason to buy a Motorola phone.
Cut down the front and selfie camera then add 2 of the following 3 features:
- Wireless charging
- telephoto lens then sell for $400. That would make me consider the Motorola over the A52. You can skip NFC or IP67/68 rating as far as I'm concerned. I don't need high megapixel count. 12MP to 24MP is fine if you have decent software, glass and OIS. I just don't want blurry pics under most shooting conditions. If color balance is off that is something I can fix. Blurry not so much. I also don't care for updates so much when it comes to a new version. Security updates fine but a new version doesn't mean my phone will run better or even just as good and 90% chance I won't even care about new features.
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