It’s time to find your edge: new motorola edge 20 pro, motorola edge 20, motorola edge 20 lite
July 29, 2021

Motorola has always worked to democratize cutting-edge technology and share disruptive innovation to empower people in their daily lives. And when so much has changed in the world, it was important for us to reconnect with people to bring them what they need most. With this spirit in mind, we’re proud to unveil the latest motorola edge family to a whole new group of thinkers, innovators, and change makers. 

We’ve gone beyond the previous generation of edge in nearly every category, bringing more powerful processors, a main camera with bigger pixels, our first ever periscope style zoom, a faster display refresh rate, faster battery charging, and expanded  experiences on the Ready For software platform. But we’re also bringing these incredible new features at more accessible price points, so more people can unleash their creativity and find their edge. Meet the new motorola edge 20 pro, edge 20 and edge 20 lite.  

never stop creating with motorola edge 20 pro

The social generation is reinventing how people share their experiences visually, proving more than ever that images and videos can empower and connect us in meaningful ways. Across the edge family, we focused on improving camera quality since we know people are turning to smartphone cameras more than ever before. Motorola edge 20 pro delivers a new 108MP main camera for outstanding quality, one of our largest camera sensors ever at 1/1.5” optical format. It features what we’re calling Ultra Pixel technology. Every nine pixels is combined into one large ultra pixel, which improves light sensitivity by 9X and results in better low light performance. We’re also offering an ultrawide-angle lens with built-in Macro Vision, which allows you to capture 4X more of the scene into your frame so you can see more of your surroundings and fit everyone in the shot. Macro Vision lets you get 5X closer to your subject for extreme close-ups, as close as 3cm away, for capturing photos of food, arts and crafts, nature, and more. 

The third camera is our first ever periscope-style telephoto lens, a feature rarely seen in this class, which bends the light 90-degrees for superior clarity from 5x the distance. Plus, we’re going even further by introducing 50x Super Zoom, capturing  details from incredible distances. And we didn’t forget about video - edge 20 pro can record in incredible 8K resolution, a first for a motorola smartphone. 

Many people use their smartphones as their #1 source for watching shows and movies, which is why edge 20 pro comes with a big 6.7" Max Vision display with OLED technology for a crystal clear viewing experience. This display offers 10-bit color, achieving the DCI-P3 color space and meeting HDR10+ standards. That means you can see over a billion shades of gorgeous colors, rendered vivid, bright, and true-to-life on the display. For the first time ever we’re offering a 144Hz refresh rate, the highest refresh rate available on mainstream smartphones. When engaging in dynamic, high motion content like gaming or action-packed video, a 144 HZ refresh rate drastically improves the experience as it’s 140% faster than the 60Hz industry standard just a few years ago and 60% faster than the first generation of motorola edge. 

We believe 5G technology doesn't need to come with a top-tier price tag, because everyone deserves to have access to next-generation connectivity. Motorola edge 20 pro is the latest device to bring 5G to more people globally, as well as the next generation speed of Wi-Fi 6.1 The ultra-fast Snapdragon® 870 5G Mobile Platform  gives you all the power you need. With 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music.2,3 And with 12 GB of the latest generation memory, your apps and information stay ready in the background so everything runs smoothly.3

Best of all, you can go over 30 hours on 5G without having to recharge.4 Need a quick burst of power before heading out? TurboPower™ 30 gives you 9 hours of power in 10 minutes of charging.5  

never stop styling with motorola edge 20 

Motorola edge 20 is one of the thinnest 5G smartphones on the market at just 6.99mm, perfect for anyone who values a modern streamlined design and is tired of bulky, heavy devices weighing down their bags or pockets. This device features the same incredible 108MP main sensor, ultra-wide and macro lens as edge 20 pro, plus a 30X Super Zoom telephoto lens for outstanding images every time. And you can view all the content you create on the  large 6.7” display and industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate. Motorola edge 20 is packed with a powerfully efficient Qualcomm® processor with up to 55% faster graphics and processing compared to the first generation motorola edge.6 The ultra-fast Snapdragon® 778G 5G Mobile Platform supports Wi-Fi 6 and is designed specifically for 5G phones—and for the amazing things you can do with ours. With up to 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music.2 And with up to 8 GB of the latest generation memory, your apps and information stay ready in the background so everything runs smoothly.3 Go beyond a full day without recharging with the 4000 mAh battery,4 and if you do need a quick burst of power, TurboPower™ 30 gives you 8 hours of power in just 10 minutes.5 

never stop exploring with motorola edge 20 lite 

Motorola edge 20 lite offers blazing fast 5G speeds with an advanced camera system at our most competitive price point. Take incredibly sharp photos on the 108MP main sensor, or get creative with ultra-wide and Macro Vision as well. Your entertainment experience will be elevated by the same stunning 6.7” OLED display as the rest of the edge family. Motorola edge 20 lite offers a power efficient MediaTek chipset, powering games, photos, and more with energy to spare. Switch back and forth between apps effortlessly and keep everything running smoothly in the background with up to 8 GB of the latest generation memory.3 The 5000 mAh battery is one of the largest of any 5G smartphone and offers you two days of power on a single charge,4 so you can connect at superfast speeds on the go without stopping to recharge. And TurboPower™ 30 gives you a day’s worth of power in just 10 minutes of charging, so you can refuel quickly and get back to what matters.5

the power behind the lens

We integrated new tools to capture content easier, faster, and more beautifully than ever. Dual Capture mode allows you to record video or capture photos with any two cameras at the same time, so you can capture both you and your subject so you never miss any of the action—or your reaction. Audio Zoom on edge 20 pro and edge 20 uses advanced microphones to capture the sound of your subject while filtering out ambient noise and voices, so now your videos include only the audio that’s intended.7 We’re also introducing super slow motion. It records 960 high-definition frames per second, 4x slower than the slow motion on previous Motorola phones, so you can see the details your eyes miss at normal speed.8 For better selfies in the dark, now you can use Low Light AI which automatically analyzes your selfie for potential improvements in brightness and quality with no extra work on your end.

unleash the full power of your smartphone

The Ready For software platform amplifies everything your phone is capable of, and with new wireless connection and PC compatibility, the possibilities are endless.9 With the new wireless connection capabilities,8 it’s now easier than ever to move your phone’s games to the big screen, feel like you’re right in the room during video calls, and use your apps on a desktop display. Plus, with new Ready For PC functionality, you can instantly connect your PC to 5G networks, share files, and use your phone as a webcam all on the same screen. Between working on two files at once or even moving files back and forth between your devices—sharing is a snap.

software innovations built with you in mind 

Motorola is committed to a pure version of Android 11™ OS11. With no clunky software skins, no duplicate apps - just near-stock Android 11 ™. Instead of duplicating the great things Google does with Android™, we choose to build upon it with unique ways to enhance the mobile experience through My UX. 

My UX includes all the great moto experiences, moto specific apps and customizations people have come to know and love. This includes unique Gestures like Quick Capture, Three Finger Screenshot, and Pick Up to Silence. You can also select any of the 20,000 customizations of icon shapes, color schemes and display font to fit their style.  All motorola edge devices are optimized  for one-handed use. Power Touch is integrated into the ultra-fast and reliable fingerprint sensor on the power key for easy access to app shortcuts. Just double-tap the side-mounted fingerprint reader to open a direct route home in Google Maps, quick QR code scanning at restaurants, and much more.  

Motorola edge 20 pro, edge 20 and edge 20 lite will receive at least 2 major android OS upgrades and 2 years of bi-monthly security updates. These devices are protected by ThinkShield for mobile, which offers additional security protection. Essential features can also be updated via the Playstore,which allows us to provide key updates more often. Users can expect ongoing support for software features like new My UX experiences, new camera features and new Ready For experiences, dependent on hardware compatibility.11

introducing Business Edition phones protected by ThinkShield for mobile

While all our edge devices are protected by ThinkShield for mobile, we are also bringing to the market Business Edition versions of our motorola edge phones,10 so our B2B users get even more protection with additional software and security updates and government-grade certifications. In addition, we recently partnered with Zimperium, one of the global leaders in mobile security, to offer Moto Threat Defense, an industry-leading AI-based protection against emerging threats like phishing or malware. ThinkShield for mobile offers enhanced protection by building a chain of trust and additional security certifications and solutions to provide peace of mind to our customers. To learn more about Thinkshield for mobile, please visit: motorola.com/thinkshield. 

Availability & Pricing

motorola edge 20 lite will arrive beginning in August in select markets across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, with a starting MSRP of €349.99*

 motorola edge 20  will arrive beginning in August select markets across Europe, Latin America, and Asia with a starting MSRP of €499.99*

 motorola edge 20 pro will arrive beginning in August in select markets across Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia, with a starting MSRP of €699.99* 

With the exciting global announcement of the edge 20 lite, edge 20 and edge 20 pro, Motorola is furthering its dedication to 5G and the premium smartphone segment. In North America, we’ve continued to expand our offerings with the release of our edge family devices in 2020, which were met with much success in the market. Today, Motorola is excited to share its commitment to deliver a new 5G edge family device in North America this fall.

*Price may vary per country. For full pricing information and specifications, visit our website or reach out to your local PR contact. Images can be found here (you agree to our license terms when downloading images or videos).  

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Certain features, functionality and product specifications may be network dependent and subject to additional terms, conditions, and charges. All are subject to change without notice. MOTOROLA, Stylized M Logo, MOTO and the MOTO family of marks are trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. LENOVO and THINKSHIELD are trademarks of Lenovo. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Wi-Fi is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance. USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of USB Implementers Forum. Google and Android are trademarks of Google LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2021 Motorola Mobility LLC. All rights reserved.

1 5G service available with 5G plan. 5G network coverage required; available only in select areas; device not compatible with all 5G networks. Contact your service provider for details.

2 Available user storage is less due to many factors, including operating system, software and functions utilizing part of this capacity; may change with software updates.

3 Varies by market.

4 All battery life claims are approximate and based on the median user tested across a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns.

5 Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on the median user tested across a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network and device settings, temperature, battery condition, and usage patterns. 

6 Based on comparison of CPU and GPU speeds for motorola edge 20 vs. motorola edge. Actual performance may vary.

7 Audio Zoom activates only when zoomed in at least 2X.

8 Not available on motorola edge 20 lite

9 Ready For wireless connection is supported with TVs that support Android smartphone screen mirroring (Miracast) only.  Ready For PC is available on selected devices, and on Windows 10 or 11.  Visit the FAQ page for a full list of device and software compatibility. Requires PC app download. PC and mobile device to connect wirelessly must share the same Wi-Fi AP (access point) OR must be connected via USB-C cord. Webcam is available on motorola edge 20 pro and motorola edge 20.

10 Not available for every edge smartphone 

11 The information contained herein is provided for information purposes only and is intended only to describe Motorola Mobility's current plans regarding potential upgrades or updates to the operating systems on its Android-powered devices and is, therefore, subject to change. The software functionality and features provided by a specific version of the Android operating system may vary by device and manufacturer.

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