Motorola has launched its long-awaited flagship phone, the Motorola Edge+ – and it's gunning for Samsung's top slot, with a 108MP primary camera, 6K video and 5G super speed.
Already looking like one of the best camera phones, the headline feature of the Motorola Edge+ is its triple-camera array with a 108MP primary rear camera. This boasts an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization and Quad Pixel technology for four times the light sensitivity to cope with shooting in low light conditions.
That's accompanied by an 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide with a 117° field of view and Macro Vision mode, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto with 3x optical zoom and stabilization, plus a dedicated time of flight depth sensor. The front-facing selfie camera is a 25MP f/2 affair, with the same Quad Pixel tech as the main camera.
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Then there's the formidable video, with the primary camera capable of capturing 6K video at up to 30fps, 4K 30fps, and 1080p 30, 60 or 120fps – all supported by dual optical and electronic image stabilization. And while the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra offers 8K it is quite compromised, so Motorola's 6K is probably preferable.
A video snapshot mode enables you to extract a 20MP still image from your footage, and the time of flight sensor enables a video portrait mode with software-driven background blur to isolate subjects.
The Motorola Edge+ is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and is 5G-enabled with both mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies, promising worldwide compatibility and future speeds in excess of 4Gbps.
The impressive 6.7-inch, 21:9 ratio Endless Edge screen folds almost 90° around both sides of the handset, featuring HDR10+ and a 90Hz refresh rate, and Motorola promises that the 5,000mAh battery will provide two full days of use. In short, the Edge+ is set to be an absolute beast.
Accompanying the flagship phone is the standard Motorola Edge, which boasts largely the same specs but switches the primary camera for a 64MP f/1.8 unit, and features a Snapdragon 765 chip and 4,500mAh battery.
The Motorola Edge+ will be available in the US on 14 May exclusively at Verizon for $999.99, and in Canada at Rogers, Bell and Telus. It launches in Europe the same month for €1,199, though will not be coming to the UK.
The Motorola Edge launches in Europe and the UK in May, starting at €599, and will roll out in the US and Canada in the following months.
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