- September 13, 2021
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Get 108MP Cameras, 5G and software innovations to enable seamless work and play
As part of its mission to democratize cutting-Edge technology and empower people to live smarter, Motorola today announces the launch of two new smartphones in the UAE – the Motorola Edge 20 pro and Motorola Edge 20 lite. Stemming beyond the previous generation of Edge devices in nearly every category, these new smartphones not only boast more powerful processors, a main camera with bigger pixels and Motorola’s first ever periscope style zoom, but also a faster display refresh rate, faster battery charging and expanded experiences on the new Ready For software platform.
“In our quest to advance the Motorola Edge series, we’ve taken onboard user feedback from previous iterations – building on the most loved features, while also introducing new enhancements such as Ready For. With both the Edge 20 pro and Edge 20 lite, users are getting an advanced camera system and the boosted connectivity that they need, at price points rarely seen in this segment. We have also made sure that a premium look and feel remains an integral part of our offering and we believe that our latest smartphones within the Edge family will be well received in the local marketplace,” said Sharay Shams, General Manager, Motorola Middle East.
The Motorola Edge 20 pro delivers a new 108MP main camera for outstanding quality and one of the company’s largest camera sensors ever at 1/1.5” optical format. It features Motorola’s Ultra Pixel technology, which improves light sensitivity by 9X and results in better low light performance. Also on offer is an ultrawide-angle lens with built-in Macro Vision, which allows users to capture 4X more of the scene into their frame. Macro Vision lets users get 5X closer to their subject for extreme close-ups, as close as 3cm away.
The third camera is Motorola’s first ever periscope-style telephoto lens, a feature rarely seen in this class, which bends the light 90-degrees for superior clarity from 5x the distance. Taking the experience a step further, Motorola is also introducing 50x Super Zoom, capturing details from incredible distances. The Motorola Edge 20 pro can even record in incredible 8K resolution, a first for a Motorola smartphone.
The Edge 20 pro comes with a 6.7″ Max Vision display with OLED technology for a clear viewing experience. This display offers 10-bit color, achieving the DCI-P3 color space and meeting HDR10+ standards. For the first time, Motorola is offering a 144Hz refresh rate, the highest rate available on mainstream smartphones. When engaging in high motion content like gaming or action-packed video, a 144 HZ refresh rate drastically improves the experience as it is 140% faster than the previous 60Hz industry standard and 60% faster than the first generation of Motorola Edge.
The Motorola Edge 20 pro is the latest device to bring 5G to more people globally, as well as the next generation speed of Wi-Fi 6.1 The ultra-fast Snapdragon® 870 5G Mobile Platform gives users all the power they need. With 256 GB of built-in storage, there’s tons of room for photos, movies, games, and music.2,3 And with 12 GB of the latest generation memory, apps and information stay ready in the background, so that everything runs smoothly.3
Users can even experience up to 30 hours on 5G without having to recharge.4 If in need a quick burst of power before heading out, TurboPower 30 gives 9 hours of power in just 10 minutes of charging.5
The Motorola Edge 20 lite offers blazing fast 5G speeds with an advanced camera system at the company’s most competitive price point. Users can take incredibly sharp photos on the 108MP main sensor, or get creative with ultra-wide and Macro Vision. The mobile entertainment experience can be elevated by the same stunning 6.7” OLED display as the rest of the Edge family, for sharper and more immersive visuals. The Motorola Edge 20 lite offers an efficient MediaTek Dimensity 720chipset, able to power games, photos and more, with energy to spare.
Users can switch back and forth between apps effortlessly and keep everything running smoothly in the background with up to 8 GB of the latest generation memory.3 The 5000 mAh battery is one of the largest of any 5G smartphone and offers two days of power on a single charge,4 so that Motorola Edge 20 lite owners can connect at superfast speeds on the go, without stopping to recharge. In addition, TurboPower™ 30 gives users a day’s worth of power in just 10 minutes of charging, so that they can refuel quickly and get back to what matters.5
Motorola has integrated new tools to capture content easier, faster and more beautifully than ever. Dual Capture mode empowers Motorola Edge 20 pro and lite users to record video or capture photos with any two cameras at the same time, so that they can capture both themselves and their subject with greater ease. Audio Zoom on the Edge 20 pro uses advanced microphones to capture the sound of the subject, while filtering out ambient noise and voices.6 Motorola is also introducing super slow motion on the Edge 20 pro. It records 960 high-definition frames per second, 4x slower than the slow motion on previous Motorola phones7. For better selfies in the dark, the Motorola Edge 20 pro and lite also use Low Light AI, which automatically analyzes the image, improving brightness and quality.
From being a hub for information and entertainment, to an essential tool for productivity and content creation, smartphones are now much more than a vehicle for communication. In light of this, Motorola has introduced a new software platform, known as Ready For, to elevate the mobile experience – enhancing productivity and immersion across 4 key areas:
Whether working from different locations, or editing content for social media, users can now have a complete desktop experience with their phone. Owners of the Motorola Edge 20 pro and Edge 20 lite can connect to a monitor or TV to see and use their apps on a larger screen. To easily access phone apps and PC files on the same screen, users can also download Ready For PC8 on their computer to move files between devices with ease and see all notifications on a single screen.
When pressing the TV icon on the Ready For app, users can take advantage of streaming apps – even if their TV or monitor does not have a smart interface. While a number of streaming services only have mobile formats, Motorola Edge 20 pro users can also experience the latest content on a big screen. Unlike traditional screen mirroring, which suffers from pixilation and is unable to fit the right dimensions, the use of Miracast ensures high resolution, optimized content every time.
The game icon on the Ready For app gives Motorola Edge 20 pro and Edge 20 lite users the ability to immerse themselves in the latest mobile gaming titles with a more competitive Edge. Now, gamers can have a full-screen experience, super-charged 5G connectivity and can even add a Bluetooth keyboard, mouse or gaming controller to the mix for greater precision. What’s more, owners of Motorola Edge 20 series devices can also adjust settings to silence incoming calls or notifications and access play-enhancing apps and tools.
On the Motorola Edge 20 pro, users can even turn their smartphone into a Full HD webcam – using the ultra-high resolution camera. Integrated in Ready For PC, the webcam seamlessly works with video call services and social media platforms for live streaming. With the use of subject tracking, users can roam freely – making meeting, streaming and broadcasting easier than ever before.
Ready For software is available on the Motorola Edge 20 pro via wired or wireless connectivity9, and the Edge 20 lite via wired connection.
The Motorola Edge 20 pro is now available to purchase in the UAE for Dh1999 exclusively at Motorola.ae in Midnight Blue and Iridescent Cloud colors. The first 100 customers to register and purchase the Motorola Edge 20 pro will also receive a free Ready For Adjustable Dock worth Dh299.
The Motorola Edge 20 lite is expected to be available online and across major retail channels in the UAE from first week of October for Dh1299 in Lagoon Green and Electric Graphite colors.
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