Motorola will finally announce its new flagship Android phone on April 22

Motorola Edge Press Render
Motorola Edge Press Render (Image credit: Evan Blass on Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Motorola is holding a virtual event on April 22 to announce its flagship phone.
  • The event kicks off at 11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM ET.
  • The device in question is expected to be the Motorola Edge+.

Ever since the first Moto G hit the scene in 2013, Motorola has been seen as the budget/mid-range champ in the Android space. That's been great for general consumers who don't care too much about specs, but for those of us that are self-proclaimed Android nerds, Motorola's absence in the flagship smartphone space has been disappointing.

Thankfully, that looks to be changing soon. Motorola recently took to Twitter to announce that it's holding a virtual "E-vent" on April 22 where it'll host its "Motorola Flagship Launch."

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The event kicks off at 11:00 AM CDT / 12:00 PM EDT, and while not explicitly mentioned anywhere in the teaser for the event, it's widely expected that this is where we'll finally get to see the Motorola Edge+.

Talk of the Edge+ began back in January, with the months following that revealing more details about the phone. Based on what we know right now, the Motorola Edge+ will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, and a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate. As the Edge+ name suggests, the display will curve over the edges of the phone for a "waterfall" effect.

Pricing for the Edge+ is unknown, but the phone is believed to be exclusive to Verizon Wireless in the U.S.

There have also been some murmurings of a mid-range Motorola Edge handset, but it's unclear if that'll be announced alongside the Edge+ or not.

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  • So they will be battling with LG for who can provide the worst support in terms of updates. Moto used to be really good, lenovo ruined them. 
  • Owning a fairly recent LG flagship and a Motorola mid-ranger, finding LG to be much much worse when it comes to support... This is only two devices mind you yet paints a good enough picture for me.
  • My V40 was updated regularly so speak for yourself.
  • Nice to see Motorola moving up. In saying that, own the Moto G7 finding it to be a lot more phone than expected especially considering price. Lacks a few amenities sure like NFC, wireless charging, decent IP rating etc; yet can easily live w/o considering our savings... Got several phones at the ready if any one becomes a must. So alrhough Motorola's new "flagship" will surely be nice unlikely I'll be driving in, unless their pricing strategy wins me over lol.
  • Interesting to see others stepping up.
  • Agree with you. It's good to have another phone manufacturer worth considering. I wouldn't mind trying a Motorola phone today.
  • Yo whatsup with the fhd+ displays on these so called "flagship" phones these days???
  • I wish all phone companies would hurry up and get curved screens on their phones. This way the flat screen can become the new best thing and they can all switch back over!!!!! Nobody needs a curved screen or zero bezels on the side of their phone.
  • I hope this comes to the UK, I've lived my G6play for the last 18months and was surprised to find it had nfc recently, but really want a 5G unit, was considering Nokia 8.3 but would like to stay with Motorola.
  • Curved screen and hardly any security updates? Pass.