Motorola has announced that the regular Edge – the cheaper sibling of its recently released flagship Edge Plus – will cost $ 699.99, which is $ 300 less than the $ 999.99 Edge Plus. However, there is no release date outside of the previously announced "Summer" window.
Motorola has also announced that it will improve the technical specifications for the standard edge. Instead of the originally planned 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, the Edge now offers 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage.
The Motorola Edge is similar in design to the Edge Plus – including the 6.7-inch Edge display of the same name – but achieves this lower price by reducing some of the specs. The Snapdragon 865 on the Edge Plus is replaced by a slightly slower Snapdragon 765. the battery drops from 5,000 mAh to 4,500; There is no wireless charging. and the Edge Plus still wins with 12 GB of RAM.
In addition, the triple camera array has downgraded specifications: 64-megapixel main lens (instead of the 108-megapixel sensor on the Edge Plus) and only 2x optical zoom and no OIS for the 8-tele-sensor megapixel – although that 16 megapixel sensor Ultrawide and flight time sensor are the same.
5G support is more limited on the Edge – it lacks the mmWave support that the Edge Plus offers, only support below 6 GHz – and more open. This is because the Edge, unlike the Edge Plus, is sold unlocked instead of being tied to Verizon (and its mmWave-only network).