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Motorola unveils Edge (2024) for the US with SD 7s Gen 2, 6.6″ 144Hz OLED display


Motorola launched several entry-level phones for the US market, today it brings out a mid-ranger – and it’s one we haven’t seen before. Long story short, a curved 144Hz OLED display, a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 and a $550 price tag.

Motorola Edge (2024)
Motorola Edge (2024)
Motorola Edge (2024)
Motorola Edge (2024)
Motorola Edge (2024)

Motorola Edge (2024)

The Motorola Edge (2024) is similar to the international Edge 50 Fusion. However, it has better display and wireless charging above what the Fusion offers. Compared to the Edge (2023) from last year, it has a new chipset and a bigger battery.

Motorola unveils Edge (2024) for the US with SD 7s Gen 2, 6.6'' 144Hz OLED display

Motorola calls it an “endless edge” display – a 6.6” P-OLED panel that’s curved on two sides. It has FHD+ resolution (20:9) and a peak brightness of 1,300 nits with DC dimming and 720Hz PWM. The display renders 10-bit colors at 144Hz refresh rate and has 360Hz touch sampling rate. It is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.

The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 with 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) and 256GB storage. It runs Android 14 out of the box. The USB-C port is USB 3.1/DisplayPort 1.4, but there’s no mention of Ready For support.

Motorola unveils Edge (2024) for the US with SD 7s Gen 2, 6.6'' 144Hz OLED display

On the plus side, it offers fast charging at 68W – it can fill the 5,000mAh battery to 50% in 15 minutes. Additionally, there is 15W wireless charging, which is missing from the Edge50 Fusion (that one also has a USB 2.0 port).

The 2024 model is thicker and heavier than its predecessor – 8.1mm and 174g vs. 7.6mm and 168g. However, the Edge (2023) had a smaller 4,300mAh battery. Once again, Motorola chose faux leather for the back.

The main camera is built around a Sony Lytia 700C, a 50MP sensor with 1.0µm pixels (2.0µm with binning), quad PDAF and OIS. It is joined by a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera (120°), which also doubles as a macro camera. Both can record 4K video at 30fps, the main can also do 1080p at 60fps. The selfie camera has a 32MP sensor with 0.7µm pixels (1.4µm with binning). This one tops out at 1080p @ 60fps video.

Motorola unveils Edge (2024) for the US with SD 7s Gen 2, 6.6'' 144Hz OLED display

There is no headphone jack on board, but the phone does come with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. Local connectivity includes 5G sub-6GHz, Wi-Fi 6E (ax), Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC. This is a dual-SIM phone with one physical slot (nano) and one eSIM.

Like last year, the phone is rated IP68, meaning that it can survive 1.5m (5ft) under water for half an hour.

Motorola unveils Edge (2024) for the US with SD 7s Gen 2, 6.6'' 144Hz OLED display

The Motorola Edge (2024) will be available in the US from June 20 at a price of $550. You will find it on Motorola’s own site, as well as retailers Amazon and Best Buy, plus several carriers like T-Mobile and MVNOs on Verizon and AT&T.

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