Motorola Reveals High-End Chip for Edge 50 Ultra Flagship

What you should know


  • The Motorola Edge 50 Pro was released in India with a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, but the company’s true flagship, the Edge 50 Ultra with a Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, is yet to be unveiled.
  • Although not officially confirmed, the Edge 50 Ultra name is strongly suggested by leaks and a Geekbench listing, indicating it will run on Android 14 with 12GB RAM.
  • The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC in the Edge 50 Ultra does not match the performance of the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 found in some of the best Android phones, but this could lead to a more affordable price point.
  • Despite potentially lower benchmark scores compared to top-tier phones like the Galaxy S24 Ultra, the Edge 50 Ultra is expected to perform well in everyday use, emphasizing value over theoretical power advantages.


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Oh, were you a bit let down last week? Yeah, the Motorola Edge 50 Pro landed in India. And guess what? It came with that okay-ish Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chip. But hey, don’t sweat it. The real deal, Motorola’s top-dog Android flagship for this year, hasn’t even shown its face yet.

Now, Motorola’s playing it coy, not spilling much about the Edge 50 Ultra’s guts and glory. But one thing’s for sure—the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor is a lock. This baby is supposed to be a blend of smarts and style. Though, between you and me, that’s just fancy talk without much meat when it comes to actual, you know, doing stuff.

The name “Edge 50 Ultra”? Not set in stone, but it’s looking pretty solid, thanks to some leaky pipes and a fresh-off-the-press benchmark. Geekbench, our go-to for early peeks, threw us a bone. Can we trust it? Eh, it’s as good as it gets with these sneak peeks.

This pre-launch sneak peek, with Android 14 and a hefty 12GB RAM, didn’t exactly set the world on fire. Especially when you stack it up against the Galaxy S24 Ultra’s brain-melting scores. But here’s the kicker—the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC in this puppy isn’t playing in the same league as the standard Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. That’s the beast powering some of the slickest Androids out there.

So, does this mean the Edge 50 Ultra will be a slouch in the day-to-day? Nah. But it does hint that Motorola’s aiming for a sweeter price point. Maybe not Galaxy S24 Ultra territory, but more in the ballpark of the S24+ or OnePlus 12. And let’s be real, isn’t that a win? Who needs all that power if you’re just scrolling through Insta or firing off emails?

Now, shifting gears a bit. Let’s talk about Adrian. This guy’s been neck-deep in mobile tech since the days of the Nokia 3310. Talk about a journey, right? From Android Authority to Digital Trends and then Pocketnow, before finally landing at PhoneArena in 2018. His beat? Everything mobile, with a soft spot for Android’s wild world.

But Adrian’s not just about the latest and greatest. Nope, he’s juggling the dad life with his tech passions—running, movies, and, of course, keeping up with the latest gadgets. His secret to not going broke with his gadget addiction? A keen eye for the “good enough” over the “wallet-busters.” A man after my own heart.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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