Stunning Motorola Edge+ 5G press renders show off design, 108MP camera, more
A waterfall display makes it stand out from the crowd
The Motorola Edge+ gets its unique name from the waterfall display that adorns the front. It reportedly measures in at 6.7-inches, supports a 90Hz refresh rate, and is characterized by the sharply curved edges on either side that typically create a more immersive viewing experience.
This design choice also helps to hide side bezels from front view. Speaking of which, these are accompanied by a slim forehead and an impressively thin chin which certainly screams premium flagship.
Ensuring all bezels are kept as small as possible is a punch hole in the top-left corner of the display for the selfie camera. The latter is said to boast a 25-megapixel resolution and the display cutout is about the same size as the Galaxy S20’s implementation, although it isn’t quite as small as first expected.
Sitting next to the bottom-firing speaker is a USB-C port and the SIM card tray which hopefully houses a microSD card slot too. A 3.5mm headphone jack, something that is coming to the standard Motorola Edge, is present.
A 108MP main camera like the Galaxy S20 Ultra
Turning the phone over reveals a glass panel complete with the iconic Motorola ‘batwing’ logo and a clunky vertical camera setup. The latter houses a 108-megapixel main camera, as corroborated by the branding, although it’s unclear if it is the Tetracell version developed for Xiaomi or the Nonacell variant found inside the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Regardless, consumers can expect the sensor to support some sort of pixel binning technology that will produce higher quality photos and better low-light shots. It may also help the zoom experience thanks to digital cropping.
Speaking of zoom, the details printed on the back of the smartphone reveal the Motorola Edge+ will feature a 3x optical zoom telephoto camera that’s understood to offer an 8-megapixel resolution. A 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper is also present.
Motorola Edge+ announcement and release
The Motorola Edge+ was scheduled to arrive at MWC 2020 in late February but the event’s subsequent cancelation forced Motorola to postpone its plans. The company hasn’t announced a new date but an unveiling in late April or early May once demand picks up again is certainly possible.
Once the smartphone is announced, it’s expected to be available as a Verizon exclusive in the United States. It will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and support 5G networks as standard, meaning it’ll be used to promote the carriers growing 5G network.