The Motorola Edge S is here, and it’s already up for sale in China. The phone brings Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 870 chipset, making it the first phone to have it. It’s an 8-core processor with a Cortex-A78 core clocked at the highest clock speed of 3.2GHz.
Since it has the Snapdragon 870, the Edge S comes with 5G support built-in. Accompanying the powerful processor is either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The front of the phone has a 6.7-inch IPS LCD panel with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution. It also brings HDR10 support, while the top of the screen sees two selfie cameras — 16MP primary one and an 8MP ultrawide. The phone has no in-display fingerprint scanner, rather it’s at the side of the phone.
There are four rear cameras on the phone. The main one here is a 64MP sensor with an f/1.7 lens with support for a 6K video shoot at 30 fps. Then there’s a 16MP ultrawide with PDAF, a 2MP depth helper, and finally a ToF sensor.
Out of the box, the phone powers on a 5,000mAh battery with 20W charging. It offers an IP52 rating, has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and comes with a pre-installed screen protector and a case.
The Motorola Edge S is now available for pre-order in China starting today with shipping beginning on February 3. As for the price, it starts at CNY 1,999, which is around NPR 36,000 in Nepal for the 6GB/128GB model. For the 8GB/128GB version, it’s priced at CNY 2,399 (~NPR 43,200) and for the maxed-out 8GB/256GB variant it costs CNY 2,799 (~NPR 50,400).