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Motorola announces a new product event, possibly for the new Edge 20 smartphones

Motorola hypes an upcoming event. (Source: Motorola)
Motorola hypes an upcoming event. (Source: Motorola)
Motorola has revealed the time and date of its next product launch via its official Weibo channel. A teaser released alongside this post strongly suggests that this event is for the Edge 20 series, a trio of smartphones slated to come with 108MP main cameras. Meanwhile, a Pro variant for this line has been confirmed through its certification with the Thai NBTC.
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Motorola has just unveiled a new poster for its next major product event. It contains numerous overt hints that it pertains to the rumored Edge 20 Android phone series. These immediate successors to the Edge S is expected to arrive in the form of 3 variants - the 20 (North American and Global); 20 Lite and 20 Pro, all of which are to feature 108MP sensors as primary rear cameras.

The new teaser may include some hints that this spec, at least, is to be unveiled during the event, as it heroes an exploded view of a smartphone's lens arrangment that, moreover, partially and conveniently conceals a legend that might well read '108MP' printed right next to it.

Another new piece of evidence for the phones' existence is offered by a new NBTC certification for a Motorola XT2153-1 - or "edge 20 pro", complete with the approval to use 5G (NR) that might help confirm its rumored Snapdragon 870 SoC. This has led to speculation that a "motorola XT2143-1" allegedly discovered on Geekbench 5 is the vanilla 20.

Its SoC specs (an ARMv8-based processor with a 1.8GHz clock-speed) might indeed point to the Snapdragon 778G chipset linked to this device. A screenshot of its alleged new benchmarking results also indicate the presence of Android 11 and 8GB of RAM. However, an attempt to verify the listing has failed, suggesting it has been pulled from the site in question.

Therefore, it may remain up to Motorola to confirm or deny these leaks during its August 5, 2021 product event. Unfortunately, the OEM does not specify whether the event is international or for the Chinese market as yet.

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The Edge 20 Pro emerges on the NBTC's database. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The Edge 20 Pro emerges on the NBTC's database. (Source: MySmartPrice)
A possible Edge 20 is allegedly spotted on Geekbench. (Source: MySmartPrice)
A possible Edge 20 is allegedly spotted on Geekbench. (Source: MySmartPrice)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-07-26 (Update: 2021-07-26)