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Motorola Edge (2024) with SD 7s Gen 2 and 144 Hz display is here

The new Motorola Edge (2024) is here and offers a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset, a 144 Hz display and water resistance.
Motorola Edge (2024)

Motorola has introduced several entry-level smartphones for the US market and a new upper mid-range device. The Motorola Edge (2024) with a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 chipset and a curved 144 Hz display is here. It is similar to the international Edge 50 Fusion, which has the same chip under the hood. Compared to the Fusion, however, there is a better display and wireless charging on board. Compared to last year’s Edge (2023), there is a chipset update and a larger battery.

Motorola calls the 6.6-inch P-OLED panel an “Endless Edge” display, which actually just means that it is curved on both sides. It has an FHD+ resolution (20:9) and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits with 720 Hz DC dimming. The display reproduces 10-bit colors at a refresh rate of 144 Hz and has a touch sampling rate of 360 Hz. Protection is provided by Gorilla Glass 3.

The Motorola Edge (2024) is powered by the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 with 8 GB RAM (LPDDR4X) and 256 GB storage. It runs Android 14 out of the box. The USB-C port offers USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 support, but there is no mention of Ready For support. On the plus side, it offers 68 watt fast charging, which recharges the 5,000 mAh battery 50% in 15 minutes. There is also 15 watt wireless charging, which was missing on the Edge 50 Fusion. Also, the Fusion only has one USB 2.0 port.

The main camera is based on a Sony Lytia 700C, a 50 megapixel sensor with 1.0 µm pixels (2.0 µm with binning), quad PDAF and OIS. There is also a 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle camera (120 degrees) that also functions as a macro camera. Both can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second, and the main camera can also manage 1080p at 60 frames per second. The selfie camera has a 32 megapixel sensor with 0.7 µm pixels (1.4 µm with binning). It reaches a maximum of 1080p at 60fps when recording video.

There is no headphone jack on board, but the new Edge has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. Local connectivity includes 5G under 6 GHz, Wi-Fi 6E (ax), Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC. The dual-SIM phone offers one physical slot (Nano) and one eSIM. The Motorola smartphone is thicker and heavier than its predecessor – 8.1mm and 174g versus 7.6mm and 168g. The Edge (2023) had a smaller 4,300mAh battery, however, while the faux leather back is identical.

Like last year, the phone is IP68-certified, meaning it can survive 1.5m (5ft) underwater for half an hour. The Motorola Edge (2024) will be available in the US starting June 20, priced at $550 (€506). You can find it on Motorola’s own website, as well as at retailers Amazon and Best Buy, and several carriers including T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.

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Thomas Dietrich
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