Motorola Edge 20 series launch date confirmed; camera-focussed smartphones expected

Highlights
  • Motorola Edge 20 series launch date has been set for August 5th in China
  • The Edge 20 has shown up on Geekbench running a Snapdragon 778 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and Android 11
  • Edge 20 Pro with model number XT-2153-1 has been certified by the NTBC

Over the past few weeks, we learned quite a lot about the Motorola Edge 20, including its key specifications and design. We know that Motorola has three SKUs in store for us, namely the Edge 20, Edge 20 Pro and Edge 20 Lite. While the Pro and the standard model have been parts of leaks, we don’t know pretty much anything about the Motorola Edge 20 Lite other than the fact that it exists. Well, it shouldn’t be long before we find out as Motorola is expected to launch the three smartphones on August 5th. The brand has teased the launch event on Weibo (via MySmartPrice), so we can reasonably assume that Motorola G20 Trio will be launched in China. However, Motorola isn’t one to region-lock its devices so the phones will eventually be launched globally soon after. 

The above poster emphasises a bit too much on the camera, indicating that it could be the focal point of the Edge 20 series. The Motorola Edge 20 will reportedly pack a 108MP camera sensor.

Motorola Edge 20 specifications, design

While we speculate about the Pro version, its younger sibling, the Motorola Edge 20, has shown up on Geekbench. Its single-core score of 769, the multi-core score of 2,778 and Berlin motherboard tells us that the Motorola Edge 20 will pack a Snapdragon 778 SoC. This particular model appears to be running Android 11 and 8GB of RAM. It is, in all likelihood, the maxed-out variant of the phone.

Renders leaked late last week showed the smartphone will sport 108MP + 16MP + 8MP triple rear cameras, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a glass back. The same report leaked Motorola Edge 20 specifications such as a 6.7-inch FHD+ punch-hole display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 778G SoC, 6GB and 8GB RAM options, 128GB and 256GB storage options, and 4,000mAh battery. The phone’s TENAA listing shows it will have a 12GB RAM option too.

Motorola Edge 20 Pro specifications, design

Lastly, the Motorola Edge 20 Pro has shown up on Thailand’s NTBC database. It doesn’t tell us much about its specifications but does confirm its moniker and model number. But the phone’s TENAA listing from earlier this week has already revealed a lot to us, including the design. It shows the smartphone will pack the Snapdragon 870 SoC, 4,250mAh battery with 33W charging, 6GB/8GB/12GB RAM options, and up to 256GB storage.

Key Specs

Motorola Edge 20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G | 8 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
108 MP + 16 MP + 8 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4000 mAh Battery
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