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Motorola Edge S likely to come with Snapdragon 800 series chipset

A tipster has now revealed that the smartphone could be called Motorola Edge S.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | January 14, 2021 | Updated 17:09 IST

Highlights

  • Motorola has been rumored to launch a new smartphone with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset.
  • A tipster has now revealed that the smartphone could be called Motorola Edge S.
  • Motorola had confirmed launching a device with Snapdragon 800 processor earlier.

Motorola has been rumored to launch a new smartphone with the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. A tipster has now revealed that the smartphone could be called Motorola Edge S. Earlier, this week a Motorola executive had teased the Motorola Edge S and sad that it would feature 'Snapdragon 8XX' chipset. Motorola had confirmed launching a device with Snapdragon 800 processor earlier.

As per tipster Digital Chat Station, Motorola Edge S will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. Nothing apart from the information about the chipset was shared by the tipster. Motorola too had teased the Edge S on the Chinese counterpart of Twitter, Weibo. Now that Motorola has teased the chipset, it could soon reveal some details too about the phone.

Earlier, a Motorola flagship device codenamed had appeared on Geekbench. RootMyGalaxy reported that Motorola phone codenamed "Nio" has appeared on Geekbench. The listing has revealed that the smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 865+ processor and paired with 8GB of RAM. Now it is not clear whether the Edge S is the phone that has been codenamed Nio or it is a different phone.

Coming to the Geekbench score, the Motorola Nio had scored 958 on the single-core test and 2969 on the multi-core test. The higher the score, the better as it determines the capability of the processor. The listing had appeared on December 29, 2020. The rumors are strong that the smartphone could be launched in the first half of 2021.

Another report by TechnikNews and XDA developers had revealed similar details about the upcoming Motorola flagship phone. The report stated that Motorola Nio bears the model number XT2125. The report reveals that the Nio would be driven by the powerful Snapdragon 865 SoC coupled with up to 12GB of RAM but now the Geekbench listing has said its 8GB of RAM.

The phone is speculated to come with a Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1,080x2,520 pixels with a high refresh rate of 90hz. In the camera department, the Motorola Nio could come with a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 16-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, the phone is expected to come with dual-camera sensors including a 16-megapixel sensor and an 8-megapixel sensor from Samsung.

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