Introducing the second generation Motorola Edge with Snapdragon 778G processor and 108 megapixel camera
In the first step and before introducing the new product Motorola, it is important to note that the second generation Edge should be considered a continuation of Edge last year and if you enter +Edge to this equation, we face a severe decrease in specifications in this model.
The new Edge, contrary to what we have in mind from its name and history in the past, has faced major changes in terms of appearance, removing the curved edges on both sides of the screen and flattening the screen. There is a place at the top of them; Although this change prevents accidental touching of the screen (which is the biggest problem of such displays), it has also affected the appearance of the phone while significantly increasing the width. Another negative point in the design of the second generation Edge belongs to the thick border under the screen (so-called chin), which was only a few millimeters in last year’s Edge, but now it has increased to the level of a cheap mid-range phone.
Motorola In the description of the body of this phone, it only refers to the 2.5D glass on the screen and the plastic material (PMMA) on the back. and thus not only apparently from protective glass Gorilla Glass 5 on the panel of the previous model is not news here, but the aluminum 6000 resistant chassis has also replaced plastic. The degree of protection declared for this phone is IP52, which practically means resistance to gentle splashing of water (for example, in a light rain) and it cannot be immersed in water. The design of the rear cameras has also changed and now we see larger lenses in an area the same color as the body.
Dimensions and weight
Considering the flattening of the screen on the one hand and the significant increase of the lower edge of the panel from On the other hand, we expect a significant increase in the length and width of this model, which happened exactly the same way in practice; The length and width of the second generation Edge are 169 and 75.6 mm, respectively, which show a world of difference compared to the last year’s Edge with a length and width of 161.6 and 71.1 mm. The second generation Edge has been successful in terms of thickness and despite the increase in battery capacity, it has reduced the thickness of the previous generation’s 9.29 mm to 8.99 mm.
The story about the weight is different and despite the plasticization of the chassis (against the aluminum of the 6000 series (in the previous generation) the weight of the phone has increased from 188 grams to 200 grams, mainly due to the increase in battery capacity.
The size of the screen in the second generation Edge is 6.8 inches from 6.7 inches last year. inches has increased and at the same time its resolution has reached 1080 x 2460 pixels (Full HD Plus in 20.5:9 ratio). Unlike before, the manufacturing technology of this panel is no longer OLED and has been changed to LCD, but despite the fact that this change should be considered a negative thing, the significant improvement in the refresh rate has compensated it well. The screen refreshes 144 times per second, which is a huge leap forward compared to last year’s Edge’s 90Hz refresh rate. The touch delay in this panel is also announced as another positive point, 576 Hz. Due to the change in screen manufacturing technology, the fingerprint sensor has also been moved from inside the panel and is now placed on the side of the phone.
Motorola has also changed the position of the selfie camera punch hole in this phone and moved it from the left side to the center. This camera has a resolution of 32 megapixels, and its 0.7 micron pixels combine four adjacent cells together to form a larger 1.4 micron pixel at a default resolution of 8 megapixels. On paper, this leads to better camera performance in low-light environments. The maximum video resolution of this camera is 4K at 30 frames per second and it also supports full HD slow motion video recording at 120 frames and HD at 240 frames per second. This camera also performs the function of face recognition and unlocking the screen in this way.
Main camera Edge, the second generation with a significant upgrade compared to the past, is a 108-megapixel model with a 1/1.52-inch sensor and an f/1.9 lens aperture, which is Those 9 adjacent 0.7-micron pixels combine together to form a full-sized 2.1-micron virtual pixel at a default resolution of 12 megapixels. For comparison, it is enough to know that last year’s Edge’s main camera was a 64-megapixel model with a smaller 1/1.72-inch sensor, whose 0.8-micron pixels after quadruple combination reached 1.6 microns in 16-megapixel resolution. The main camera of the second generation Edge still lacks optical image stabilization or OIS, and the maximum video recording resolution reaches 4K/30fps or 1080p with 30 and 60 frames per second.
The second camera of the phone is an 8 megapixel ultrawide model with a field of view of 119 It has an aperture of f/2.2, which has 1.12 micron pixels and supports macro vision. A 2-megapixel depth-of-field sensor (without photography capabilities and only for blurring the background of the main camera’s images in portrait mode) is the only remaining member of the second-generation Edge imaging department, and the telephoto camera of the previous generation is omitted here.
Processing chipset and memory
Processing in the new Edge with a 6nm processor Snapdragon 778G, which has 4 cores Cortex-A78 and 4 cores A55 is equipped with Adreno 642L graphics and thus compared to Snapdragon 765G present in the previous model has faced big changes in the field of processing and graphics. The maximum RAM and internal memory of the device are 8 and 256 GB, respectively, but news sources have also announced the 6GB/128GB version for this phone. There is no external memory slot in this model.
Battery and charger
The capacity of this model’s battery is 5,000 mAh, which Motorola considers sufficient for two days of use (under specific conditions). Compared to the previous year, it has faced an increase of 500 mAh, and the TurboPower charger that comes with it now has a power of 30 watts instead of 18 watts. According to Motorola, by connecting this charge for only 10 minutes, the phone can be used for 9 hours (again in defined and special conditions). The USB-C port has the USB 2.0 speed standard and the 3.5mm headset jack has been removed from the list of features. In the wireless communication section, apart from 5G and 4G LTE, it supports Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC connection and single-frequency GPS/GLONASS/Galileo satellite routers. Another point worth noting in this section is the removal of stereo speakers from the structure of this model, which has been replaced by a single speaker in the lower part.
Color – price – time in the market
Motorola Edge Gen 2 with operating system Android 11 will be available in only one dark blue color (Nebula Blue) from September 2 (11 September 1400) exclusively for the North American market. The price of this phone is normally $699.99, but this price will be $499.99 for a limited time.