The $999 motorola edge officially launches in Australia this week

The 5G-ready motorola edge has now launched in Australia, promising a flagship-standard experience with one of the largest batteries in its class. Although surprisingly, Motorola has only bought the standard edge to Australia, meaning that the country – as it stands – misses out on the higher-specced ‘+’ variant.

Australians who want to get their hands on one will have to make do with a pre-paid though, because it’ll only be available for retail from JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks (online only), Mobileciti and Motorola’s own online store, for an RRP of A$999.

Motorola is claiming the most powerful stereo speakers in the smartphone ever, as well as precision audio processing for pro-quality sonic performance and a deeper, fuller sound. Seeing as a good pair of stereo speakers is still few and far between with flagship phones, this is a promising feature that sits alongside other higher-end specs like a quad-camera system on the rear led by a 64MP (f/1.8, 0.8µm) primary, 8MP (f/2.4, 1.12µm) telephoto (with 2x optical zoom) and a 16MP (f/2.2, 1.0µm) ultra wide, as well as a ToF lens.

Other features include a 25MP hole-punch selfie camera, 6.7-inch Full HD OLED curved display with new side-touch gestures, new AI features including a Night Mode, and a juicy 4,500mAh battery (the ‘+’ has 5,000mAh) with 15W TurboPower charging (not wireless). Handling the power is a Snapdragon 765G processor paired with 128GB onboard, expandable storage (up to 1TB) and 6GB RAM, working with a “just-near” stock Android 10.

A 3.5mm headphone jack means a low IPX2 rating, so don’t expect any sufficient waterproofing.

Considering it’s the same price as recently launched Oppo’s Find X2 Neo (which we’ll have a review up for in the coming week), the motorola edge has already arrived to some healthy competition. Will the impressive spec sheet be enough to compete?

More information can be found at motorola.com.au.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.

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