Motorola's Edge Plus offers a 60MP Selfie Camera for Sharper Video Calls

Motorola's Edge Plus offers a 60MP Selfie Camera for Sharper Video Calls ...

The Motorola Edge Plus will cost $1,000 and will be unlocked on Motorola's website and at retailers.

Motorola has announced its first high-end phone for 2022: the $1,000 Motorola Edge Plus. It has a 6.7-inch screen as well as sharper selfie and ultrawide cameras than most phones, including the and. However, Motorola makes compromises in other areas, particularly due to the lack of a telephoto lens.

The Edge Plus, which was first developed in China as the, will be unlocked through retailers like Amazon, Motorola's website, and Best Buy. Motorola hasn't disclosed the exact date for its release, but it did say the phone will also be available through Verizon, Boost Mobile, and Republic Wireless in the coming months. The unlocked version will be available at a $100 discount at launch.

According to Ruben Castano, Motorola's head of customer experience, the Edge Plus has shaped certain aspects of the Edge Plus based on trends that occurred during the epidemic. Those trends include more time being spent watching TV, playing games, and video chatting on phones. As such, the Edge Plus has a 6.7-inch OLED screen that can increase its refresh rate to 144Hz and a 60-megapixel front camera.

"So here's the one thing that I believe that the epidemic did profoundly alter in terms of consumer behavior," Castano said.

Two 50-megapixel cameras are on the back, along with a two-megapixel depth camera for better portrait photos. Qualcomm's latest mobile processor, the.

Some of the Edge Plus' features, such as a sharp selfie camera, and a high display refresh rate, might help Motorola stand out against Samsung, which dominates the Android smartphone market. Although a refresh rate of 144Hz isn't new to smartphones -- but it isn't exactly common.

The Motorola Edge Plus features two 50-megapixel cameras and a 2-megapixel depth camera.

The, which is designed for gaming, has a 144Hz refresh rate; however, a 120Hz refresh rate is more common for mainstream phones like Samsung's lineup. The 60-megapixel front camera is also somewhat rare; Samsung's Galaxy S22 Ultra has a lower resolution 40-megapixel selfie camera by comparison.

Motorola is also wreaking havoc on the Edge Plus' 50-megapixel ultrawide camera to distinguish it from the rest. Popular phones such as the Galaxy S22 Ultra and the Galaxy S22 Ultra each have 12-megapixel ultra-wide cameras, allowing Motorola the opportunity to stand out.

Motorola's new phone does not include a dedicated camera lens, but it believes other camera enhancements will enable a good enough digital zoom.

The Edge Plus' 50-megapixel main sensor sounds like a downturn from the 108-megapixel camera. Motorola has said that it has improved the camera's pixel appearance and focus on this year's model.

The Motorola Edge Plus uses a digital zoom instead of a dedicated telephoto camera lens.

Motorola Edge Plus has a 4,800-mAh battery and is capable of 30-watt fast charging. That's slightly quicker than the Galaxy S22 Plus' and Galaxy S22 Ultra's 45-watt fast charging. However, Apple and Samsung, however, have no choice but to include chargers with their phones, yet they also prefer fast chargers.

Motorola has announced that the Edge Plus will also receive at least two major Android operating system upgrades and three years of security upgrades. Samsung, on the other hand, has just announced that its Galaxy S22 devices and other other recent phones will support four generations of Android upgrades.

Motorola's parent company Lenovo is the third-largest smartphone-maker in the United States as of late 2021, according to reports. Lenovo does not even position in the top five when it comes to global deliveries.

Motorola's approach with the Edge Plus seems to be in line with the general direction smartphones are heading. In his interview, my colleague Patrick Holland said that we'll continue seeing more niche phones with targeted appeal. Foldable phones and devices designed for playing video games, like the, fall under this umbrella. It also implies that video chat and playing games are among the tasks mentioned above.

Motorola Edge Plus 2022 Specs

Display size, type, resolution 6.7-inch, OLED, 2,400x1,080
Pixel density 393 ppi
Dimensions (millimeters) 163 x 75.9 x 8.79 mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 3.4 oz; 196 g
Mobile software Android 12
Camera 50-megapixel main, 50-megapixel ultrawide, 2-megapixel depth
Front-facing camera 60-megapixel
Video capture 8K UHD (24fps)
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
RAM, storage 8GB or 12GB RAM; 128, 256 or 512GB storage
Expandable storage None
Battery, charger 4,800 mAh, 30W charging
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Connector USB-C
Headphone jack N/A
Special features 144Hz, 30W charger included in box
Price off-contract (USD) $1,000
Price (GBP) Converts to 750
Price (AUD) Converts to AU$1,400

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