Official teaser confirms the Motorola Edge S is this year

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Motorola‘s upcoming flagship has been in the news quite often in the past few days. A teaser has been released this week which suggests the brand will be launching a Snapdragon 8xx-powered phone soon.

According to some media reports, the company has now released yet another teaser about the device. This time around, the teaser shared on Motorola’s official Weibo page confirmed the device will be known as Motorola Edge S. The device will be the successor to the Motorola Edge which was launched last year.

As per the report, the post left off without revealing any details concerning the device but well-known Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station had earlier suggested that the handset will be powered by a yet to release Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series SoC and not Snapdragon 888 or 865.

The Motorola Edge S could be a rebranded version of the upcoming Moto G device featuring Snapdragon 800 series SoC, which has been in the news for a while as Motorola Nio. If that be the case, the device will flaunt an FHD+ (1080 x 2520 pixels) display with a dual punch-hole cutout and an unusual 105Hz refresh rate.

According to a Geekbench listing, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 8GB RAM. This suggests that the unannounced Snapdragon 800 series chip could be based on last year’s flagship SoC. Also, since there’s already an overclocked version in the form of Snapdragon 865+, the new chipset could be an underclocked variant.

Other leaked details about the Motorola Nio include that the device will pack a 64MP primary sensor as well as a 16MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP depth sensor in a  triple rear camera arrangement. At the front, there will be a dual-camera setup consisting of a 16MP primary and  8MP ultra-wide sensor. The phone also packs 8GB/12GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, and runs Android 11 out-of-the-box.

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