Motorola Edge 20 release date, price, specs and news



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

There’s no official release date as yet for the Motorola Edge 20 models, but several news sites are reporting the end of July 2021 as the most likely time for their arrival.

It might run slightly later than that though – TechRadar reports that the phone will launch in India either at the end of July or in the first half of August.

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, 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 the 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. 

Details about the various models which will compose the second-gen Motorola Edge family. (I’m told that PStar may be an alternate codename for the device also referred to as Sierra.)

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— Evan Blass (@evleaks)
June 25, 2021

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 Dimension 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 12MP 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, and weighs in at 190g. 

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

Motorola Edge 20

Motorola Edge 20 Plus

Obviously, with Motorola yet to confirm these devices, we need to take the specs as suggested rather than definite. But, the sources we’ve cited do have impressive track records of leaking tech details and getting them spot on. 

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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