Motorola Working on Edge-Series Smartphone 'Geneva' With Stylus Support for 2023: Report

Motorola is expected to launch several devices in 2023, including the recently tipped 'Geneva'-codenamed Edge-branded smartphone.

Motorola Working on Edge-Series Smartphone 'Geneva' With Stylus Support for 2023: Report

Photo Credit: 91Mobiles/ Evan Blass

A render of the Motorola 'Geneva' smartphone shared by the tipster

Highlights
  • Motorola 'Geneva' could launch in Black Beauty or Crystal Grey colours
  • The phone may be launched in the US in 4G and 5G versions
  • Motorola 'Geneva' tipped to feature midrange specifications

Motorola will launch a new Edge-series smartphone with stylus support in 2023, according to a report. The Lenovo-owned smartphone manufacturer is tipped to be working on a smartphone codenamed 'Geneva'. The handset is tipped to be an Edge-branded model and could offer stylus support like the Moto G Stylus (2022) and G Stylus 5G (2022). It is said to make its debut in 4G and 5G models, and the latter is tipped to bear the model number XT2315. The Motorola 'Geneva' smartphones expected in 2023, are said to be midrange handsets, and could be equipped with up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage.

Tipster Evan Blass, in collaboration with 91Mobiles, has leaked the specifications of the smartphone codenamed Geneva. The company's purported handset will ship in Black Beauty and Crystal Grey options, according to the tipster. It is said to be exclusive to North America, and could be available through telecom operators in the region. However, it is currently unclear when Motorola plans to launch the 4G or 5G versions of the handset codenamed Geneva, or how much they will cost when they make their debut.

While this is not the first Edge-branded smartphone from the company to feature stylus support — Blass points out that the Motorola Edge+ 2022 gained support for stylus functionality with the company's Folio bundle — the handset is likely to be a midrange smartphone, as Motorola only launches 5G-capable flagship smartphones, according to the tipster. The upcoming smartphone could be similar to the Moto G Stylus (2022) and the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) that were launched in February and April, respectively.

The Moto G Stylus 2022 sports a 6.80-inch (1,080x2,460 pixels) touchscreen display with a 90Hz refresh rate, and a pixel density of 396ppi. The display has an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 processor with 6GB of RAM while running on Android 11. The handset packs a 5000mAh battery.

For photos and videos, the Moto G Stylus (2022) sports a triple rear camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture lens, an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens, and a 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture lens. The rear camera setup supports autofocus. While the single camera setup for selfies on the front features a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture lens.

Meanwhile, the Moto G Stylus 5G (2022), the 5G version of the Moto G Stylus (2022) is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor with 8GB of RAM while running on Android 12. It packs a 5000mAh battery. The 5G smartphone also features Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. It sports a 6.80-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2460 pixels) touchscreen display with a 120 Hz refresh rate and an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. It features the camera setup as the 4G version of the Moto G Stylus (2022) smartphone.


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