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Motorola Edge S pre-orders begin in China ahead of launch

Motorola has been rumored to launch a smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 800-series processor for the longest time.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | January 23, 2021 | Updated 11:27 IST

Highlights

  • Motorola Edge S is all set to launch in China on January 26.
  • The smartphone is already available for pre-ordering in China ahead of January 26 launch.
  • Edge S will be launched with Snapdragon 870 processor.

Motorola Edge S is all set to launch in China on January 26. The company has been rumored to launch a smartphone with the latest Snapdragon 800-series processor for the longest time. However, Motorola confirmed a few days ago that the smartphone, which is named, Edge S will be launched with Snapdragon 870 processor. Now, the smartphone is already available for pre-ordering in China ahead of January 26 launch.

Motorola Edge S has been listed on JD.com. Interested customers can pre-book the device on that website. Motorola has again teased an image with of the smartphone highlighting the newest processor by Qualcomm Snapdragon—the 870.

Earlier, Motorola's General Manager Chen Jin shared the AnTuTu scores of the Edge S on the Chinese alternative of Twitter, Weibo.
In the post shared by Chen Jin, Motorola Edge S has scored 679860. The smartphone raked up 189,694 in CPU performance, 290268 in the display, 103322 for RAM, and 96576 for UX. So far the top spot on AnTuTu has been achieved by Black Shark 4, which managed to score 788505. The Black Shark 4 is powered by Snapdragon 888. Next in line is the Oppo Find X3, which has scored 771491, followed by Xiaomi Mi 11 with 752935 and iQOO7 with 708425 points. Notably, all the phones in the top 4 spots are powered by Snapdragon 888, which is the flagship processor.

While Motorola Edge S with Snapdragon 870 was not at par with the Snapdragon 888, it definitely has an edge over the Snapdragon 865+. If we recall the AnTuTu score of 865, it managed to clock somewhere around 640000.

The smartphone which was codenamed Nio will reportedly feature a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with an unusual refresh rate of 105Hz. It will be powered by Snapdragon 870 coupled with 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage. It will run on Android 11 out of the box and house a 5000mAh battery. In terms of camera, Motorola Edge S will feature a quad-camera setup on the rear which would include a 64-megapixel primary camera. On the front, the smartphone is speculated to feature dual selfie cameras with 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors.
Although the company has revealed that the smartphone will be launched in January, it has neither revealed the design nor shared the specifications of the Motorola Edge S.

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