Motorola unveils Edge smartphone with lower price and larger battery


Motorola has announced a new mid-range phone, the Edge 2024, that will be cheaper than its predecessor and include several other improvements.

The new Edge 2024 still has a solid-looking leather back and two cameras: the main camera features a 50MP sensor and a 13MP ultrawide angle, and the front-facing camera is equipped with a 32MP sensor.

This time, the phone comes with a customizable button on the left side frame, which enables access to social media feeds, apps, or other content with a single click.

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One of the most significant changes compared to the previous model is a new processor. Now, the Edge features Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 instead of MediaTek’s Dimensity 7030.

The phone comes with 256GB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM, and a feature called RAM boost. This feature can use the phone’s internal storage as virtual memory, delivering up to an additional 8GB of RAM, the company claims.

Motorola advertises the phone as an option for gamers. The 6.6-inch FHD+ curved edge-screen with an FHD+ (2400x1800) p-OLED display and a 144 Hz refresh rate will be enough to enjoy smartphone games for a mid-range phone.

The Edge has a 15% bigger battery than its predecessor, which now has a 5000 mAh capacity. According to Motorola, the device will last up to 36 hours, while 15 minutes of fast-charging charging will be enough to use it for the whole day. Additionally, it features 15W wireless charging.

The phone is equipped with dual Dolby Atmos speakers, has a dual SIM, and is water-and dust-resistant (IP68).

The Edge 2024 will be available for preorder starting June this year and will cost $550, which is $50 less than the 2023 model.