The new Motorola Edge gets a 108-megapixel camera but ditches the edge display

Motorola has a new version of its Edge smartphone, bringing better cameras, a modern processor, and an updated design. The new Edge does feature the 108-megapixel camera that was one of the marquee features on the Edge Plus, along with a larger 5,000mAh battery and mmWave 5G – both of which were also offered on the Edge Plus but were downgraded to a 4,500mAh battery and sub-6GHz-only specs on last year’s Edge. The display is a 6.8-inch LCD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, but calling the new phone the Edge is actually a bit of a misnomer, given that it ditches the “endless edge” waterfall display that gave the original Edge and Edge Plus their names. Cameras are the aforementioned 108-megapixel main camera, along with an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultrawide that offers Motorola’s “Macro Vision” feature, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. A 32-megapixel front-facing camera rounds out the proceedings. Pricing for the 2021 Edge also matches last year: it’ll technically be sold for $699.99, but Motorola is once again offering a “limited-time” discount right from the start to drop the price down to a more wallet-friendly $499.99.