Motorola Edge 2021 Launched With 108MP Cam, 144Hz Display: Specs & Price

To complement the already announced Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro, Edge 20 Lite, and Edge 20 Fusion, Motorola has launched Motorola Edge 2021. It is the successor to last year’s Motorola Edge and also lacks the curve screen.

Motorola Edge 2021 launched

The Motorola Edge 2021 is a weird device. While it looks like the Edge 20/Edge Lite (China), its specifications are actually quite different and it doesn’t have that lightweight and thin design. It also feels like a downgrade in some areas when compared to last year’s model.

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The FHD+ display is 6.7-inches or 6.8-inches (the product page says both) but it is an 8-bit LCD and not a 10-bit OLED. It does keep the 576Hz touch response rate and 144Hz refresh rate which it claims is 60% faster than that of the first generation Edge and Edge+. It also has HDR10 and there is a centered punch hole for a 32MP camera.

Powering it is a Snapdragon 778G processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage. Surprisingly, it gets a bigger 5000mAh battery with support for 30W TurboPower fast charging with an included charger.

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Motorola Edge 2021 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 66
  • 5G bands: SA/NSA/Sub6
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, August 19
  • Status: Exp. 2021, September 2

Design

  • Dimensions: 169 x 75.6 x 9 mm (6.65 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 200 g (7.05 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back
  • Colors: Nebula Blue
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • Water-repellent design

Display

  • Type: LCD, 144Hz, HDR10
  • Size: 6.7 inches, 106.6 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels (~401 ppi density)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Operating System

  • Android 11

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 3×2.2 GHz Kryo 670 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 670 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 642L
  • Storage: 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 108 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm, AF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth), 1.75µm
  • Features: Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120ps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.3, (wide), 0.7µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 5mm jack: No

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 30W

Motorola Edge 2021 Price and Availability

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The new Edge’s normal retail price is set at $700, but you can get it at the aforementioned discounted rate of $500 for a limited time after launch. The phone will be available at Best Buy, B&H, Amazon, and Motorola.com

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