Motorola Edge S with new Snapdragon 870 chip launching next week — What we know

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Motorola has confirmed that its Edge successor, the Motorola Edge S, will be launching a lot sooner than expected — like, next week soon, on January 26, 2021.

This comes from Chinese microblogging website Weibo via a colourful poster displaying the new Snapdragon 870 chip, not the phone itself. Rumours have surfaced claiming this smartphone could be Motorola's version of an Edge 2, or the other rumoured Motorola Nio. 

What we do know is Motorola is proud that its Edge S phone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 with a clock speed of 3.2 GHz, which is ideal for gaming on a smartphone. It also supports 5G.

The poster states it will be the "world premiere" of the phone with the new Snapdragon chip, but offered no further details of what the Motorola Edge S will include. 

Are the Motorola Nio and Edge S the same?

One device codenamed Motorola Nio has been rumored to be the company's upcoming flagship phone, but it not appears both smartphones could very well be one and the same. If so, we may have already seen a sneak peek of the Motorola Edge S thanks to a previous leak on Weibo.

The leaked images showed a 'Sky Blue' colour model with two front-facing cameras and four rear ones. 


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We're eager to check out the Motorola Edge S at the world premiere on January 26. In the meantime, check out the most anticipated smartphones of 2021

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.