Motorola launches the Edge S in China with a Snapdragon 870

Today, Motorola is introducing the Edge S in China, and the device is the first to use Qualcomm's recently-announced Snapdragon 870 chipset. If you're unfamiliar with the Snapdragon 870, it's just an overclocked (to 3.2GHz) Snapdragon 865+ that's really aiming at budget flagship PCs, rather than competing with the new Snapdragon 888.

The device has a 6.7-inch 90Hz 2520x1080 display, similar to the rest of the Edge family; however, it's just a regular IPS LCD, not an OLED display. In the display are two hole-punch cut-outs for the 16MP main and 8MP ultra-wide front-facing cameras.

As for the rear camera, it has a 64MP f/1.7 main sensor that can capture 6K video at 30fps or 4K video at 60fps, a 16MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a ToF sensor.

The battery is an impressive 5,000mAh, and it comes with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. As for charging, Motorola is still shipping a 20W charger. Naturally, the handset keeps the 3.5mm audio jack, something that the Lenovo-owned firm boasted about the original Edge series.

As for when it's going to hit markets outside of China, that's somewhat unclear, but according to Evan Blass, it will actually be part of the Moto G lineup as the Moto G100.

Source: Lenovo

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