Motorola Edge+ renders leak revealing a competitive Android flagship alternative
It’s been some time since Motorola released a proper high-end flagship smartphone with a flagship worthy chipset. The wait, however, looks to be over as the first leaked renders of its forthcoming Edge+ have surfaced purportedly with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 onboard. The device features a curved display that isn’t dissimilar to the curves we have seen on previous Samsung flagship smartphones, although some are calling it a ‘waterfall’ type. To our eyes, it is not quite as dramatic as true waterfall displays seen on devices like the Apex 2020 concept phone.
To complement its high-end chipset, the curved 6.67-inch Edge+ display will also support a 90Hz refresh rate which should keep scrolling text looking sharp while games and video quality should also get a boost. Thankfully, although it incorporates a cut out for front-facing selfie camera, it is quite small by some of the punch-hole cameras that have adorned the recent Motorola One range. Speaking of the Motorola One range, the Edge+ continues with a similar design language, particularly the area of the triple rear-camera array.
Another highlight of the device, as with Motorola smartphones generally, is that the Edge+ will sport either stock Android 10, or Android 10 with some light, but useful, Motorola enhancements. It is also expected to come in both 4G and 5G variants and will have a large 5,170 mAh battery on board which should hold a solid charge throughout the day. Keeping Android fans happy, 8 – 12 GB of RAM options will be among the configurations with a 3.5 mm headphone jack rounding out what is shaping up as a tempting alternative.