Motorola's first 'flagship' Moto G will launch soon to challenge the Galaxy S20 FE

Motorola Edge S
Motorola Edge S (Image credit: Motorola)

What you need to know

  • Motorola could soon unveil the global version of the Edge S.
  • The phone is rumored to be called the Moto G100.
  • It will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 chipset.

Back in January, Motorola announced the first phone with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 processor in China, dubbed Edge S. The Lenovo-owned company has now started teasing the launch of the global version of the phone, which is rumored to arrive as the Moto G100.

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While the official teaser released by Motorola doesn't confirm the phone's marketing name, it does confirm that the global variant will look nearly identical to the Edge S from every angle. In addition to giving us a "sneak peek" at the design, the teaser also confirms the presence of a Snapdragon 870 chipset under the hood. Motorola will probably reveal more details about the Moto G100 in upcoming teasers. That said, the phone is likely to be identical to the Edge S in pretty much all areas.

Motorola Edge S sports a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. At the rear, it features a quad-camera array with a 64MP main sensor, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a time-of-flight 3D sensor. The phone also comes equipped with dual selfie cameras: a 16MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP ultra-wide lens.

Some of the other key highlights of the Motorola Edge S include a 5,000mAh battery with 20W fast charging, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In China, the phone starts at just 1,999 yuan ($310), making it slightly more affordable than nearly all the best Android phones in its segment.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
  • LCD no OLED? NAH!
  • Too big to challenge the Pixel 5.
  • It'll be out of support before the first unit ships
  • And (maybe) one software update!!!!!!
  • Headline has contradictory statements to include a Motorola device in the same sentence with 'flagship' or the idea it might 'challenge' another device.
  • Two hole punches? One is too many! Fail
  • Can we not get a flagship grade device that features the 870?
  • Aside of the obvious problems with Motorola phones. Why the hell would they stick with the moto G name?
    Most people will just assume it's a budget phone. Seems really dumb.
    Make it the next Moto X or something new. Nevermind, I now see that the word flagship is entirely misleading given that it has an LCD screen and cost the equivalent of $399
  • And again, you can only sneeze on it. Why won't Lenovo/Motorola make their phones IP68 compatible?
  • This looks like an updated Motorola One 5G rebranded into the G Line (will this be available in all Countries?) 🤔