Wood phones make a comeback in the Motorola Edge 50 series

Motorola is also introducing the new moto buds+ created in partnership with Bose

Motorola Edge 50

The Motorola Edge 50 series has three new devices to announce. The latest additions to Motorola’s Edge lineup: the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra, Motorola Edge 50 Pro, and Motorola Edge 50 Fusion. The Ultra series includes a wood back option, which brings us back to the days of Moto Maker, where you could customize your Motorola phone with a wooden back.

The new Motorola Edge 50 devices boast an improved design coupled with an advanced camera system, and feature AI-powered enhancements. Notably, they claim to feature the world’s first Pantone-validated smartphone camera and display, ensuring an accurate representation of colors and skin tones.

Motorola also unveiled the new Motorola UX, dubbed Hello UX. It comes with customizable options, intuitive gestures, and a safe environment for kids through Family Space. With the integration of Moto AI, Hello UX becomes more assistive, catering to users of all levels of tech expertise, facilitating easy navigation, quick access to information, and enhanced productivity.

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra

The motorola Edge 50 Ultra in Nordic wood
The motorola Edge 50 Ultra in Nordic wood

The Motorola Edge 50 Ultra is the flagship device in the lineup. Boasting “comfortable curves” and “premium materials” like real wood and vegan leather, Motorola says this is not just any new device – it’s a “piece of art.”

The Edge 50 features a 50MP main lens, a 64MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom, a 50MP ultrawide lens with macro vision, and a 50MP selfie camera. Of course, AI powers multiple camera features on the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra. That includes Adaptive Stabilization, which uses AI to determine the speed of movement while filming to adjust stabilization. Auto Focus Tracking uses AI to keep the subject in focus. Lastly, Action Shot adjusts shutter speed based on lighting conditions to improve image detail.

The Motorola Edge 50 Ultra has a 6.67-inch Super HD pOLED display with a 93.8% screen-to-body ratio. The device also supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Head Tracking, promising an immersive audiovisual experience. Under the hood, the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 Mobile Platform ensures smooth performance across various tasks, supported by up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Motorola also highlighted the inclusion of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology to improve device interaction and offer pinpoint accuracy in location detection.

When it comes to battery, the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra packs a 4500mAh battery with 125W TurboPower charging, claiming to provide a day’s worth of power in just 4 minutes of charging. It also supports 50W wireless charging.

Motorola Edge 50 Pro

Motorola Edge 50 Pro
Motorola Edge 50 Pro

The Motorola Edge 50 Pro has a sleek design with contoured edges, a sandblasted aluminum frame, and options for vegan leather or a special edition pearl finish. It has a lightweight build and offers IP68 protection against water and dust.

It comes equipped with a 50MP main camera, 13MP Ultrawide angle camera, and a 10MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom capabilities and optical image stabilization. The device features a 50MP front-facing camera with autofocus.

Some Moto AI-powered features are also available on the Motorola Edge 50 Pro, such as the Photo Enhancement Engine, Adaptive Stabilization, Auto Focus Tracking, and Style Sync. Like the flagship Motorola Edge 50 Ultra, Motorola aims to enhance the photography and videography experience with these features, without taking away the shine from the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra of course.

The 6.7-inch 144Hz pOLED display with Super HD resolution and HDR10+ certification promises immersive visuals, complemented by Dolby Atmos immersive sound and Dolby Head Tracking support when paired with moto buds+. Powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 Mobile Platform, coupled with 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, we expect the Motorola Edge 50 Pro to deliver smooth performance across various tasks.

Lastly, with a 4500mAh battery that supports 125W TurboPower charging and 50W TurboPower wireless charging, users can expect quick refueling for uninterrupted usage.

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
Motorola Edge 50 Fusion

Motorola describes the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion smartphone as a device that brings “premium features to a broader range of consumers.” But in simpler terms, this is the most budget-friendly device in the lineup.

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion is powered by a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 processor. It’s still a powerful chip with AI capabilities and good performance, but it would be unreasonable to expect flagship performance from this device.

The camera system features a 50MP main camera with LYTIA’s LYT-700C sensor, promising high-speed capturing with minimal noise in low-light conditions. The camera supports optical image stabilization (OIS) to prevent blurred images and videos. Complementing the main camera are a 13MP Ultrawide camera and a 32MP front camera.

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion sports a 6.7-inch Full HD+ endless edge pOLED display with 10-bit color depth and support for over a billion shades. This screen supports up to 120Hz refresh rate for smoother transitions. The device supports Dolby Atmos for a more immersive sound experience whether using headphones or the device’s stereo speakers. Lastly, the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion comes with a 5000mAh battery.

moto buds

Motorola and Bose collaborated on the new moto buds+. This collaboration brings Active Noise Cancellation, EQ tuning, and 8 hours of playtime on a single charge to moto buds+. Meanwhile, moto buds+ boast two triple-mic systems for better ambient noise suppression and echo cancellation, alongside CrystalTalk AI for clear voice communication in loud environments.

Overall, Motorola promises crisper vocals, deep bass, studio-quality music with Hi-Res Audio streaming, and compatibility with Dolby Head Tracking for a natural and lifelike audio experience.

Availability

The Motorola Edge series will hit shelves in selected European and Latin American markets in the coming weeks, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico. The Motorola Edge 50 Ultra will start at 999 euros, the Motorola Edge 50 Pro will start at 699 euros, and the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion will start at 399 euros.

On the audio front, the moto buds+ are now available for purchase, priced at 149 euros.

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