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The new Motorola Edge 2023 wants to wow you with 68W fast charging and IP68
- Motorola has released the new Motorola Edge 2023 in the US.
- Highlight specs include a 6.6-inch curved pOLED 144Hz display, MediaTek Dimensity 7030 SoC, 68W fast charging, and IP68 certification.
- The phone has an MSRP of $600, but you can get it for $500 with an early bird discount.
Motorola makes some good smartphones, especially in the budget Android space. Several Moto smartphones have been received well for providing a good camera experience on a budget. Motorola hopes to continue on this path with its newly launched Motorola Edge 2023, featuring a reliable 50MP camera system and other headlining features such as IP68 rating and 68W fast charging.
The Motorola Edge 2023 in the US is a mix of the Motorola Edge 40, which launched globally earlier in the year, with the processor from the Motorola Edge 40 Neo that saw a limited regional release.
Motorola Edge 2023: Specifications
What you get is a smartphone that has a beautiful design with a vegan leather back (silicone with a leather-like texture) and an aluminum mid-frame. The phone weighs just 168g. It is also IP68 rated for water and dust resistance.
On the front is a 10-bit 6.6-inch curved pOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, FHD+ (2,400 x 1,080) resolution, and a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
Powering the Motorola Edge 2023 is the MediaTek Dimensity 7030 SoC with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. The phone has a 4,400mAh battery that supports 68W TurboPower fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging. It runs on Android 13 with Motorola’s My UX modifications on top. It also supports dual-SIM via an eSIM plus physical SIM combination.
For the cameras, the primary rear camera is a 50MP shooter with f/1.4 aperture, 1.0µm pixels pre-binning, and OIS. There is also a 13MP ultrawide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12µm pixel, a 120° FoV, and support for macro photos. On the front, you get a 32MP shooter with f/2.4 aperture, 0.8µm pixel, and autofocus.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola Edge 2023 is available for sale in the US from today for $600 in the Eclipse Black color. You can buy it unlocked from Motorola.com, Best Buy, and Amazon. There is an early bird discount of $100 for today and tomorrow (October 10 and 11) to coincide with the platform’s discount season.