Motorola Edge S launch set for January 26th, Snapdragon 870 chipset in tow

Motorola Edge S might be the Motorola Nio handset that has leaked several times in the past few weeks

Highlights
  • Motorola Edge S will be launched on January 26th in China
  • It will be the world’s first smartphone to run the new Snapdragon 870 chipset
  • Expected Motorola Edge specifications include four rear and two selfie cameras, a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 105Hz refresh rate, and a 5,000mAh battery

Motorola Edge S is all set to become the world’s first smartphone with the newly-launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. The Motorola Edge S launch is set for January 26th, making it the third model in the Edge series that the company unveiled last year. The information comes from Motorola’s official Weibo handle, which posted a teaser image showcasing the phone’s chipset. It tells us little about Motorola Edge S, which has largely remained under wraps until now. Given that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 is essentially a Snapdragon 865+ with a fresh coat of paint, we can expect the smartphone to come with flagship-tier specifications and a price tag to match. 

Motorola Edge S specifications

The only Motorola phone that fits the description is the one codenamed Motorola Nio. We have stumbled across that smartphone on several occasions thanks to a slew of leaks. Initial speculations suggested that the Motorola Edge S specifications would include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. Its Geekbench score seemed to confirm said information too. However, given the similarities between both chipsets, one can understand why the Snapdragon 870 was mistaken for a Snapdragon 865.

Also read: Motorola Edge S leaked live images

Other Motorola Edge S specifications include four rear cameras with a 64MP sensor at the helm, along with two selfie cameras. It is tipped to feature a 6.7-inch FHD+ 105Hz refresh rate display, something we don’t get to see every day. Memory and storage configurations will likely max out at 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Lastly, the Motorola Edge S will be powered by a 5,000mAh battery and come with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Key Specs

Motorola Edge S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 | 6 GBProcessor
6.7 inches Display
64 MP + 16 MP + 2 MPRear camera
16 MP + 8 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
Motorola Edge S Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 22,590
Release Date: 12-May-2021 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone