Motorola Edge 2021 launched with 144Hz LCD & Snapdragon 778G
It is the Motorola Edge 20 for the North America but with some changes
Almost a month ago, Motorola launched its Edge 20 series globally, and recently, the company launched Edge 20 Lite (as Edge 20 Fusion) and Edge 20 in the Indian market. Now, the company has launched the Edge 20 in North America with some changes in the spec sheet. Moreover, the phone in North America is simply called the Motorola Edge 2021. Priced at $699 for the North American market, the phone offers the same performance as the Edge 20 but doesn’t offer the same 10-bit OLED and a 3X Telephoto lens. Instead, you get an LCD and a depth sensor. An upgrade over the Edge 20 includes a bigger battery.
Design-wise, you won’t find any difference between the Edge 2021 & the Edge 20. There is the same flat screen on the front with a hole punch in the middle and a triple camera setup on the back. The fingerprint scanner is on the right side, and there is a single speaker on the bottom. The chipset remains the same, i.e., Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, and the phone is offered in only one storage option – 8GB + 256GB. There is no support for memory expansion.
Perhaps the biggest downgrade from the Motorola Edge 20 comes in the form of the display. While the Edge 20 has a 10-bit 144Hz OLED, the Motorola Edge 2021 packs an 8-bit 144Hz LCD. The panel comes with a 576Hz touch response rate, and it is also slightly bigger at 6.8-inches.
There are three cameras on the back that includes a primary 108 Megapixel shooter, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultrawide/macro, and a third 2 Megapixel depth sensor. For comparison, the Edge 20 offers a 16 Megapixel ultrawide & an 8 Megapixel 3X telephoto lens. There is the same 32 Megapixel selfie camera. You can shoot 4K videos at up to 30fps with both the rear as well as the front cameras.
Speaking of the upgrades over the Edge 20, there is a bigger 5,000mAh battery (Edge 20 has 4,000mAh) with 30W fast charging support. Android 11 runs out of the box, and the phone will get 2 years of Android updates.
It comes in only one color option named Nebula Blue. While the actual price is $699, Motorola is offering a limited-time discount of $200 which brings the price down to $499! You can buy the phone via Best Buy, B&H, Amazon, and Motorola.com starting September 2nd. Pre-sale starts on the 23rd of August. In the coming months, you will be able to get the phone via Verizon and Spectrum Mobile.