Motorola Edge: The New Edge Loses The Curved Screen And Bets On 144 Hz And 108 MP

Motorola Edge (2021) the new Edge loses the curved screen and bets on 144 Hz and 108 MP

In the middle of last year, Motorola punched the table and launched the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge+, mid-range and high-end, respectively. Two terminals that represented a significant leap in terms of features and design that do not lack brothers, such as the Edge 20 and 20 Pro, Edge 20 Lite and Edge 20 Fusion, and the most recent, the Motorola Edge (2021).

It is the spiritual successor to the original Motorola Edge and, as such, it retains the premium mid-range processor, raises the resolution of its cameras, and brings the refresh rate of its screen to 144 Hz. The device has been presented in the United States and, for now, there is no news about its possible arrival in Spain, but we will update if it does.

Motorola Edge (2021) datasheet



169 x 75.6 x 8.99mm

200 grams


6.8-inch IPS/LCD

FullHD+ resolution (2,460 x 1,080 pixels)

Format 20.5:9

Refresh rate: 144 Hz

Touch refresh rate: 576 Hz



Snapdragon 778G

Adreno 642L GPU






108MP f/1.9

Wide angle + macro 8 MP, f/2.2, 119º

Depth 2MP f/2.24


32MP f/2.25



30W fast charge


Android 11 with MyUX



Bluetooth 5.2


Wi-Fi 6



Side fingerprint reader

face unlock

IP52 resistance


599 euros to change

More than (almost) everything

More than (almost) everything

The Motorola Edge (2021) retains the design lines we saw in the previous devices in the family. Thus, we have a simple back with the Motorola logo in the center and the three cameras, which protrude slightly, in the upper left corner. The fingerprint sensor has been mounted on the side, as is customary in the most recent terminals.

Unlike the Motorola Edge, which had a curved OLED panel, the Motorola Edge (2021) is committed to a flat LCD panel with a larger diagonal and a higher refresh rate. So, we have a 6.8-inch screen with FullHD+ resolution (2,460 x 1,080 pixels) with nothing more and nothing less than a 144 Hz refresh rate and a 576 Hz touch refresh rate, two functions designed for most gamers.

Under the hood, we find the Snapdragon 778G processor, which is one of the most recent from Qualcomm. It is a six-nanometer SoC with Kryo 670 cores clocked at a maximum speed of 2.4 GHz and whose GPU is an Adreno 642L. It is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage.

The soul of this terminal is Android 11 with My UX, Motorola’s “personalization layer”. It is not a layer to use since it does not customize the operating system too much, but it does add interesting functions (and activate/deactivate) to improve the experience. The battery amounts to 5,000 mAh with a 33W fast charge.

Finally, it is time to talk about the photographic section. Motorola has decided to double the resolution of the main sensor compared to the original Motorola Edge so that instead of 64 megapixels we find a 108-megapixel sensor. In any case, it should be remembered that these sensors use pixel-combining technology to take smaller photos, but with better lighting.

The other two sensors are an eight-megapixel wide angle with a 119º field of view that, using the dedicated mode, will also work as a macro; and a two-megapixel depth sensor designed to improve bokeh in portrait photography.

Versions and price of the Motorola Edge (2021)

Versions and price of the Motorola Edge (2021)

As we previously indicated, the Motorola Edge (2021) has been presented in the United States and, at the moment, there is no news about its possible arrival in Spain. In the case of the United States, the terminal is only available in a single 8/256 GB version in Nebula Blue color for $699.99, which is around 599 euros to change.