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Motorola Edge Plus (2024) rumors: Everything we know and want to see

Motorola is in the midst of a resurgence. Will the trend continue with the Motorola Edge Plus (2024)?
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Published onApril 16, 2024

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After years of mediocrity, the Lenovo-owned Motorola brand is currently in the midst of a resurgence. Both the Razr Plus and the Motorola Edge Plus (2023) received highly positive reviews here at Android Authority and from consumers at large. This is especially encouraging for those in the US, where we have a limited selection of compelling options outside of Apple, Samsung, Google, and OnePlus. With the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) on the way, here’s everything we know about the upcoming handset.

Motorola Edge Plus (2024): At a glance

  • When is the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) expected to come out? Leaks suggest we could see the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) launch later in 2024.
  • What new features could the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) have? It's believed the phone could have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 or 8s Gen 3 chip. The handset could also have a smaller battery than last year.
  • How much might the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) cost? The potential price has not yet been disclosed.

Will there be a Motorola Edge Plus (2024)?

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The original Motorola Edge debuted in 2020 to a rather mixed reception and has seen several follow-ups since. The Edge Plus (2023) finally propelled the series into the spotlight, delivering one of the best Motorola phones in years. While Motorola has not officially announced plans for a next-gen Edge Plus, it would be unwise not to do so.

Moreover, Motorola has launched the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra and Motorola Edge 50 Pro globally. In 2023, the Motorola Edge 40 Pro went by the name Edge Plus (2023) in the US, which suggests the Edge 50 Pro is the Edge Plus (2024). Unless there is a major rebranding initiative in the works, we would confidently predict that a Motorola Edge Plus (2024) is inevitable at this point, though there is a slight possibility of either the Edge 50 Ultra or Pro being rebranded into the Edge Plus (2024).

What is the most likely Motorola Edge Plus (2024) release date?

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  • Motorola Edge Plus (2021) — Sep 2, 2021
  • Motorola Edge Plus (2022) — Aug 18, 2022
  • Motorola Edge Plus (2023) — May 19, 2023

The release date for the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) is a bit challenging to predict, mainly because Motorola has been pretty inconsistent with the launch schedules for earlier models. All we can reasonably assume is that the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) will likely arrive in the spring or summer of 2024.

Motorola launched the Motorola Edge 50 Pro in India on April 3, 2024, and globally on April 16, 2024, alongside the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra. The Motorola Edge 50 Pro could launch in the US as the Edge Plus (2024) at a later date.

What will the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) look like?

Moto Edge 50 Pro back profile view
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There is a good chance that Motorola will play it safe and not change the design too much from last year. Based on official images of the Motorola Edge 50 Pro shared by the company, this will pretty much be the case. However, there appears to be at least one notable change between the upcoming model and the old one.

It appears Motorola will refresh the Edge Plus (2024) in a way that may or may not improve the look of the camera bump, depending on your preference. The back of the device now curves up into the camera bump, which some could say creates a more seamless look than the previous model.

As for the colors, it appears Motorola will give the line three options: matte black, matte purple, and off-white. The off-white variant, in particular, seems to have a texture overlayed, giving it an appearance reminiscent of the OnePlus 12’s Emerald colorway.

What rumored specs and features could the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) have?

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While leaks and rumors for the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) haven’t been as plentiful as they have been for some of the best Android phones, there’s still enough information to build our expectations. Thanks to the release of the Motorola Edge 50 Pro in India, here’s what we know so far about the Edge Plus (2024)’s specs for the US market.

The Motorola Edge 50 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch 144Hz 10-bit pOLED display with a resolution of 2,712 x 1,220 pixels and a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. The phone measures 161.23 x 72.4 x 8.19mm and weighs 186g.

Moto Edge 50 Pro in hand showing about screen
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On the inside, the Motorola Edge 50 Pro has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 SoC, 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and 512GB of UFS 2.2 storage. It has a 4,5000mAh battery with support for 125W TurboPower fast wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse wireless charging.

Other important specifications of the Motorola Edge 50 Pro include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.4, USB 3.1 Gen 2 support with DisplayPort 1.4 through the USB-C port, and a nice IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. It comes with Android 14 out of the box.

Moto Edge 50 Pro resting against a book
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Motorola Edge 50 Pro’s camera setup starts with a 50MP, 1/1.55-inch sensor with f/1.4 aperture, 1µm pixels, PDAF, and OIS. The ultrawide is a 13MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture, 1.12µm pixels, 120° FoV, and autofocus for macro capabilities. The telephoto camera is a 10MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 1µm pixels, autofocus, and OIS, capable of providing 3x optical zoom. The front camera is a 50MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture, 0.64µm pixels, and autofocus.

Motorola is also marketing several new AI features for the Edge 50 Pro. One of them is a Pixel 8-and-Galaxy S24-like AI wallpaper feature that the company says will allow users to generate “unique” wallpapers using AI.

The camera system also promises “AI Enhanced Images.” You also get “AI Adaptive Stabilization” that touts “shake-free outputs & the highest clarity in 50x Hybrid Zoom.”

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The Motorola Edge 50 Pro is available in a Moonlight Pearl special edition and in vegan leather options in Black Beauty and Luxe Lavender colors.

As mentioned before, while these specifications are for the Motorola Edge 50 Pro, we presume that the device will be rebranded into the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) in the US. We could get some different RAM and storage options or a change in CMF options.

Should you wait for the Motorola Edge Plus (2024)?

The release of the Motorola Edge Plus (2024) is likely to be at least a few months away, and possibly even longer. That’s quite a wait, especially if your current phone is starting to age significantly and you’re ready for an upgrade sooner rather than later. If you’re in need of a new phone and enthusiastic about the company’s current direction, the Motorola Edge Plus (2023) ($699 at Amazon) is a solid device with plenty of life left in the phone. Another option might be to pick up the Google Pixel 8 ($699 at Amazon), which will offer a similar value but with a more proven track record for timely updates and support.

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