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Motorola could be about to launch three new Edge models – the 20 Lite, 20 and 20 Pro

Motorola is updating its flagship line with the new Edge 20 Lite, Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro.

We’ve already seen some substantial rumours of what we can expect, so if you’re interested in the update then you won’t be kept guessing. Here’s what we know so far about the Motorola Edge 20 Lite, Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro. 

When is the release date for the Motorola Edge 20?

According to Motorola’s Chinese Weibo profile, we can expect a big launch on 5 August. While the post in question doesn’t explicitly call out the Edge 20 series my name, it features an exploded view of a phone’s camera module – alluding to a likely focus for the device(s).



The poster shared on Motorola’s Weibo profile

Prior to this, several news sites had reported an end of July launch, while the company had since teased ‘something’ on its social channels, based on pinned tweets, originally posted on 20 July.

According to a report by TechRadar, the phone(s) will launch in India either at the end of July or in the first half of August, so availability could also vary by region.

This could be due to the fact that a certification listing was spotted in China recently, showing multiple models presumed to be the Edge 20 and the Edge 20 Pro. With the phones already at the stage of certification, it can only be a short time until they are officially released. 

The first Motorola Edge was announced in April 2020, then made available at the end of May. Obviously, since then the world has seen massive disruption through COVID-19, so shuffling the release schedule back a few months makes sense. 

How much will the Motorola Edge 20 cost?

While we now know a lot about the specs of these upcoming phones, there’s little word on how much they will cost.

The only real pricing rumour we’ve seen is for the standard Edge 20 model, which TechRadar predicts will cost around ₹30,000 in India – around £290/$400.

For reference, the previous Edge generation came in at £549 (approx $755) for the standard model and £725/$999 for the Plus variant. 

What are the specs of the Motorola Edge 20?

The leaked listing from tech tipster Evan Blass (@Evleaks on Twitter), actually shows three different models, with a regional variant of one, making a total of four devices. 

These go by the codenames Berlin, Kyoto and PStar. Judging by the stats, the Kyoto is the base model (which could be called the Edge 20 Lite) then there’s the Berlin (standard Edge 20), and the PStar (Edge 20 Pro). The listing shows two version of the Berlin: one Global, the other on Verizon in North America. 

Here’s how they break down:

Motorola Edge 20 Lite (Kyoto)

  • 2400×1080 90Hz display (although the actual size isn’t shown on the listing)
  • Centre hole-punch for 32MP front facing camera
  • MediaTek Dimensity 720 (MT6853) processor
  • 6/8GB memory
  • 128GB storage
  • 108MP + 8MP (wide angle w/ macro mode) + 2MP (depth) rear cameras
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Android 11
  • Iron and Cosmo colour options

Motorola Edge 20 (Berlin – Global)

  • 6.67in (2400×1080) 120Hz display 
  • Centre hole-punch for 32MP front facing camera
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
  • 6/8GB memory
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 108MP + 16MP (wide angle w/ macro mode) + 8MP (tele, 3X zoom) rear cameras
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Mono speaker
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Android 11
  • Emerald, Stout, White colour options

Motorola Edge 20 (Berlin – North America)

Everything is the same as the global model outlined above, with these exceptions:

  • 6.78in FHD (2460×1080) 120Hz display
  • 108MP + 8MP (wide angle w/ macro mode) + 2MP (depth) rear cameras
  • 5000mAh battery
  • No listing of dedicated button for Google Assistant

Motorola Edge Pro (PStar – Asia, Europe, Australia, Latin America and India)

  • 6.67in (2400×1080) 120Hz display 
  • Centre hole-punch for 32MP front facing camera (16MP in China)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
  • 6/8GB memory
  • 128/256GB storage
  • 108MP + 16MP (wide angle w/ macro mode) + 8MP (tele, 3X zoom) rear cameras
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner
  • Mono speaker
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Display output
  • Android 11
  • Black, White and Blue colour options

Further reports on Android Authority and other sites show a slightly different combination of components in the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro models. 

Citing listings from Chinese certification site TENAA, the Edge 20 will feature the same general build as the one reported by Evan Blass, but will include an OLED display, an extra 12GB memory option and a smaller 3,760mAh battery. Dimensions are also said to be 163.5 x 76.2 x 7.1mm, with a weight of 167g. 

The Pro, which Android Authority calls the Plus, will again have an OLED display, a 12GB memory option, and a 4,230mAh battery. Dimensions are 163.3 x 76.1 x 7.9mm, with a weight of 190g. 

There are also these images from TENAA that show the devices in all their glory:

Motorola Edge 20

Motorola Edge 20 release date and rumours: Edge 20

Motorola Edge 20 Plus

Motorola Edge 20 Plus

OnLeaks and Pricebaba have since come through with more fleshed-out renders of the Edge 20 and Edge 20 Pro, based on CAD files (which may not reflect final hardware), while Evleaks subsequently shared what looks like an official press render of the Pro, detailing the front, back and sides of the handset.

Hopefully, we won’t have to wait long to see if the models outlined above deliver on their promise. To see what they’ll be up against, be sure to take a look at our best budget smartphone, best mid-range smartphone and best smartphone guides.



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