19 January 2021, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 870 chipset. Motorola has now confirmed that Moto Edge S will be unveiled on January 26, and will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 870 chipset. The phone had already been teased on Weibo previously, which gave hints about the new chipset.
The chipset is built on TSMC’s 7nm process and has 8 cores – the aforementioned super-fast Cortex-A77, three Cortex-A77 running at a lower speed, and 4 Cortex-A55 for efficiency. The Snapdragon 870 has the fastest clock speed of any chipset at the moment with the Kryo 585 (a reworked Cortex-A77), running up to 3.2GHz.
The phone is reported to have a 6.7-inch display, with FHD+ resolution and a unique 105Hz refresh rate. There have been rumors about a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 5,000 mAh battery, but no news is available about the charging speed of the device. The phone will come with either 8 GB or 12 GB RAM and feature a 64MP primary camera.