Motorola Teases Edge S Flagship Device for 2021 — China Launch Soon

Motorola’s endeavour to crawl back into the game will see a new push with the subsequent launch of its new flagship; the Edge S. The Edge S will be a follow up to last year’s flagship from Motorola, the Edge+. With some great promises for pitching in the greatest processor, clean software and long term software support, can Motorola make it count? Let’s see what Motorola plans to bring in with the Edge S.

Motorola Edge S to get 800 series SoC

Motorola earlier confirmed devices with flagship SoCs at Qualcomm’s summit, hinting to a new G series smartphone featuring an 800 series processor. Now its turn for the Edge S and teasers hint at a flagship-grade 800 series processor under the hood.

Motorola might continue with Edge+ like curved display up front. Courtesy: Wired

A post by Chen Jin, General Manager Lenovo China, on Weibo from a device with a Motorola Edge S moniker suggests a new device from Motorola with “8XX” processor. The attached picture shows off the Motorola logo on what looks like a glass back with an underlying off white paint scheme with a pearlescent effect. Does anyone miss the Motorola dimple yet? That said the image could be more of a filler than an actual product picture.

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Chen Jin’s post on Weibo from a “Motorola Edge S”. Courtesy: GSMArena

Motorola might plunk in the new Snapdragon 888 SoC, but chances are it might stick a more reasonable Snapdragon 865. What thickens the chances for the SD 865 are previous posts by the General Manager where he teased the retail packaging for a new Motorola device.

Motorola Nio
Leaked image of the Motorola Nio spied on Geekbench. Courtesy: Gadgets360

A leak on Geekbench showed a device names Motorola Nio featuring a Snapdragon 865 coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage running on Android 11. While it’s possible that Nio was a project name for the upcoming Motorola Edge S, the production version may benefit from higher RAM and storage configuration variants. The leaked image also suggested a flat display with two-hole punch cut-outs from the front camera unit. Reports say that the display would be 105Hz high refresh FHD+ panel and a triple camera set up at the back and a large 5000mAh battery for the juice.

Since the disclosures are coming primarily from Lenovo’s China unit, global prospects for the Motorola Edge S remain a question.

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