ultra high-res camera. ultra-smooth display. unleash your potential with the new motorola edge.
August 19, 2021

Over the last year, the world learned how to thrive, find joy, and create during a time of massive disruption. That environment spawned new creativity, new ways of communicating, and new priorities for the mobile industry. At Motorola, we’ve always worked to share innovations big and small to empower our consumers. We’re going even further this year, putting more power in your hands with bigger camera pixels, a faster display refresh rate, a more powerful processor, and faster battery charging. It’s time to unleash your potential and tell your story like never before with the new motorola edge. 

be ready to capture any moment

We’ve improved our image and video quality since we know consumers are turning to cameras to share their experiences and connect in powerful ways. Motorola edge delivers a 108MP main camera for outstanding quality, one of our largest camera sensors ever at 1/1.5” optical format that also features what we’re calling Ultra Pixel technology. Every nine pixels is combined into one large 2.1μm ultra pixel, which improves light sensitivity by 9X and results in better low light performance. The new motorola edge is also equipped with a 119º ultrawide-angle lens that allows you to capture 4X more of the scene into your frame. Now see more of your surroundings and fit everyone in the shot. And thanks to built-in Macro Vision, you can 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. Plus, it’s easy to turn everyday photos into professional-looking portraits with the depth sensor, which works with the main camera to blur the background more accurately and allow post capture adjustment of intensity. Last but not least, capture Instagram-worthy selfies day or night, indoors or out. The front-facing 32 MP selfie cam gives you Quad Pixel technology with 4x more light sensitivity. 

take better photos and videos with no heavy lifting

We integrated new camera tools into motorola edge to help capture content easier, faster, and more beautifully than ever. Dual Capture mode allows you to record with the rear and selfie cameras at the same time, capturing both you and your subject so you never miss any of the action—or your reaction. Audio Zoom 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.1 We’re also introducing super slow motion, 4x slower than the slow motion on previous Motorola phones so you can see the details your eyes miss at normal speed, and Low Light AI that automatically analyzes your selfie for potential improvements in brightness and quality when the light is low. Plus, motorola edge can record 4K video for breathtaking quality.

view more content faster than ever

Motorola edge comes with a 6.8" Max Vision display for a crystal clear viewing experience, meeting HDR10 standards. That means you can also see over a billion shades of gorgeous colors, rendered vivid, bright, and true to life on the display. Scrolling on motorola edge is super smooth and incredibly fast thanks to the 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 144Hz drastically improves the experience as it’s 140% faster than the 60Hz industry standard just a few years ago. 

get the speed you crave

Motorola edge is packed with a powerfully efficient Snapdragon® 778G Mobile Platform with up to 55% faster graphics and processing, and 2x faster AI performance, compared to the first generation motorola edge.2 The ultra-fast Snapdragon™ 778G supports Wi-Fi 6E and is designed specifically for 5G phones—and for the amazing things you can do with ours.5 With up to 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music. 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 

Consumers can go up to two days on a single charge, thanks to the long-lasting 5000 mAh battery packed in the new motorola edge.4 And if you need a quick burst of power before heading out the door, TurboPower™ 30-Watt charging fills up 9 hours of power in just 10 minutes.6

unleash the full power of your smartphone

Ready For amplifies everything your phone is capable of, and with new wireless connection and PC compatibility, the possibilities are endless.7 With the new wireless connection capabilities, 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 the new Ready For PC functionality, you can access your phone apps and your PC files all on the same screen by simply connecting wirelessly and opening up Ready For. Between working on two files at once or even moving files back and forth between your devices—sharing is a snap.

helpful software innovations

We know that security is increasingly important to consumers, which is why motorola edge is protected by ThinkShield for Mobile, bringing all our security features into one end-to-end solution. ThinkShield for Mobile offers enhanced protection at every level from the factory to the phone, a secure chain of trust and additional security certifications. 

Motorola is also committed to providing consumers with a more pure version of Android 11™ OS. No clunky software skins, no duplicate apps - just near-stock Android 11 ™ that we know you love. 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. Consumers can also select any of the 20,000 customizations of icon shapes, color schemes and display font to fit their style – it’s all a part of My UX. We’ve also optimized motorola edge for one-handed use, adding Power Touch that’s integrated into 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. 

Availability & Pricing

In the U.S., the new motorola edge will be available universally unlocked at Best Buy, B&H Photo, Amazon.com and Motorola.com starting on September 2 (pre-sale: August 23). For a limited time, motorola edge will be available for $499.99 - that's $200 off! Additionally, Verizon and Spectrum Mobile will offer the device in the coming months.

In Canada, the new motorola edge will be available starting October 1.

Legal Disclaimers

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. 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 Audio Zoom activates only when zoomed in at least 2x.

2 Based on comparison of CPU, GPU, and AI processing speeds for motorola edge (2021) vs. motorola edge (2020). Actual performance may vary..

3 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.

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 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. Wi-Fi 6 requires separately purchased Wi-Fi 6 compatible router and plan that may vary by location.

6 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.

7 Ready For wireless connection is supported with TVs that support Android smartphone screen mirroring (Miracast) only.

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