Motorola will announce the Edge+ 5G flagship smartphone next week

Motorola will announce the Edge+ 5G flagship smartphone next week

The Motorola Edge and Edge+ have been on our radar for a while. We first shared photos of a new 5G Motorola phone with a “waterfall display,” a first for the company, back in February. That was for the standard Edge, but then the Edge+ model showed up a little earlier in leaked press renders. Now, Motorola has announced they will be unveiling at least one flagship smartphone next week.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown precautions throughout the world, Motorola will obviously not be holding a physical event. Instead, the online “e-vent” is scheduled for April 22nd at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). The teaser video shows off the aforementioned curved “waterfall” display that will be present on both the Motorola Edge and Edge+.

We don’t know for certain if Motorola will be showing off the Edge, but we do know for certain that the Edge+ is coming to Verizon. It’s very possible that both devices will be announced, but it’s not a sure thing. The Motorola Edge+ is the higher-end device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, while the Edge has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765.

Here’s a little recap on what we know about the Motorola Edge series: The display is 6.67-inches with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and a 90Hz refresh rate. There is a tiny, singular hole-punch cutout in the top left corner. The Edge+ device will have up to 12GB of RAM, a 5,000mAh+ battery, support for 5G, and Android 10. We have a lot more details about the two phones in our exclusive report from last month.

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Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.