Moto Edge Gen 2 is a big-battery Edge 20 for US-only launch

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(Pocket-lint) - At the extremity of July 2021, Motorola announced the Edge 20 series. But that trio of devices wasn't destined for a US launch. Now, however, the US-only Moto Edge Gen 2 has been revealed – and, arsenic acold arsenic we tin see, it's the lone Edge instrumentality anyone would ever need.

Indeed, the Edge Gen 2 truly brings into question wherefore planetary launches are truthful overly analyzable erstwhile it comes to specification and naming. From the constituent of presumption of a European buyer, the Gen 2 is simply a big-battery mentation of the Edge 20 – and astatine a little terms (in peculiar acknowledgment to a $200 disconnected pre-launch sale, up of the device's 2 September launch).

From a US buyer's constituent of presumption that's large though. The Gen 2 removes the disorder of the first-gen Edge and highly costly Edge+ models, making for a acold much compelling acquisition option.

And there's immoderate tasty specification connected offer. The Edge Gen 2 has a ample 5,000mAh battery, the mid-to-high level Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor, triple rear camera (including 108-megapixel main), and a super-fast 144Hz refresh complaint screen.

That surface – a 6.7-inch OLED sheet – is besides flat, truthful determination are nary curved edges similar the archetypal models, putting to remainder the archetypal thought that the Edge bid was named arsenic specified owed to its curved borderline sheet (we inactive judge that was the case, however, and Motorola has simply changed tack).

Sure, there's nary top-tier processor and bigger zoom lens, similar you'll find connected the Edge 20 Pro, but we deliberation the Edge Gen 2 is the perfect equilibrium of what users volition really want, wrapped into a well-designed assemblage and, crucially, astatine a $499 opening terms constituent that's genuinely enticing. Shame we won't get this exemplary successful wider territories, really.

Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published connected 24 August 2021.

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