Phones Editor, Tech AdvisorMAR 8, 2020 9:29 am GMT
an awful lot of phones, but it has been quiet in the high-end space for a couple of years now – in fact, it last officially released a flagship phone in the UK way back in 2017 with the Moto Z2 Force. The subsequent Z3 and Z4 have been US-only affairs.
That’s why this new leak of a barely-bezeled Moto phone has caught our eye as it could spell a return to the premium segment of the phone market. Leaked by
Pricebaba, the image shows the alleged Motorola Edge Plus. It notably has a very small cut out for the front facing camera, which is apparently accurate In the render and will be noticeably smaller than competing devices’ camera holes.
Pricebaba’s report said the 90Hz display will be between 6.5 and 6.8in and the renders look like a hybrid of the OnePlus 7 Pro and recent Samsung phones with so-called ‘waterfall’ displays. Also the phone will apparently have triple cameras, a headphone jack and a particularly large 5,170mAh battery. The Snapdragon 865 should ensure 5G connectivity, while RAM is set at 8GB or 12GB depending on the model.
OnLeaks has a pretty good track record for phone leaks even if he isn’t as revered or on the money as
EvLeaks, so this should be a legit tip.
While its budget G series and mid-range line up of solid phones like the Motorola One Action have kept Motorola in our good books, it looks like the Moto Mods will not make a return on the Edge Plus. Mods were an interesting idea that started with 2016’s Moto Z, but it seems as though Lenovo has decided to retire the Z line in favour of a glass slab with the same specs as every other phone this year.
If it can compete by undercutting the price of the likes of Samsung and Oppo, then there could be a place in the market for the Edge Plus. If these leaks are accurate, we would expect an announcement within the next couple of months.
Henry is Tech Advisor’s Phones Editor, ensuring he and the team covers and reviews every smartphone worth knowing about for readers and viewers all over the world. He spends a lot of time moving between different handsets and shouting at WhatsApp to support multiple devices at once.