Motorola Edge Plus: Price, release date, and deals (Update: India launch date)
Update, May 15, 2020 (2:33 AM ET): The Motorola Edge Plus flagship is headed to India. Ecommerce platform Flipkart has started teasing the launch and we’ve updated the original article below with all the details.
Meanwhile, the phone went on sale in the US just yesterday. It’s available from Verizon and Motorola at a retail price of $999.99.
Interested in buying? Check out the links below.
- $999 at Verizon
- $999 at Motorola
For a few years now, we’ve thought that Motorola was completely out of the flagship smartphone game. However, here we are with a brand new flagship series from the brand that easily rivals the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 series. Let us introduce you to the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus!
As one would expect, the Motorola Edge Plus price is high up in flagship territory, which makes sense since this is absolutely a flagship phone. If you were hoping for pricing more in line with the Moto G series, you’re going to be disappointed.
Below, we have all the information we know about the Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus price, availability, and release date. If you’re looking to buy one of these phones, everything you need is here.
Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus release date
Motorola officially revealed the Edge and Edge Plus on April 22, 2020. During that event, it revealed you would be able to buy the phones on May 14, 2020. Indeed, the Motorola Edge Plus is went on sale at Verizon and Motorola on May 14.
Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus availability
As of now, we only have concrete information related to the United States and Canadian availability of the Motorola Edge series. In the US, both phones will be Verizon-exclusives, meaning you will only be able to use them on the Verizon network.
Unfortunately, this means that if you use any other carrier, the devices will be off-limits for you. For the time being, there will not be unlocked variants so you’ll need to switch to Verizon if you want to use them, which is disappointing news for a phone series of this caliber.
In Canada, the Motorola Edge Plus will be available at Bell, Rogers, TELUS, and Freedom Mobile. However, a release date for those carriers is uncertain.
In April, Motorola India Head, Prashanth Mani, tweeted that the Motorola Edge Plus will be making its way to India. However, he didn’t reveal an exact release date for the phone. Now, Flipkart India is teasing a May 19 launch for the phone. A dedicated page for the Motorola Edge Plus has gone up on the ecommerce platform. However, we don’t expect it to become available on launch day if India’s current coronavirus lockdown restrictions are not lifted.
Motorola Edge and Motorola Edge Plus price
The Motorola Edge Plus price will start at $999. While that seems like a lot, this phone could easily go head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, making it seem like a bargain in comparison. Even if you compare it just to the Galaxy S20 Plus, you’re still saving $200 and getting some more features.
- $999 at Verizon
- $999 at Motorola
However, keep in mind that you’re still locked to the Verizon network, which is likely a deal-breaker for a lot of people regardless of the price of the phone. If you buy from Verizon, you’ll pay $41.66 each month for 24 months, unless you choose to pay outright.
Verizon will also have some deals to entice customers to upgrade or switch. There will be the usual trade-in discounts, the amount of which will vary depending on the device you’re trading in and whether or not you are a current customer. If you are not on Verizon and want to switch, you can get a $150 Verizon e-gift card if you switch to one of the carrier’s unlimited plans. You’ll also get a Verizon Stream TV, an Amazon Echo Dot, and a smart plug.
As for the vanilla Motorola Edge, Motorola didn’t have any pricing info for us on that device yet. Obviously, you can expect it to be cheaper than $999, but by how much we are not sure. It will also be a Verizon exclusive in the US, though.
As far as global pricing goes, we are in the dark on that, too. There will be global variants of both devices, but when you’ll be able to get them and for how much is a mystery for now. Stay tuned as we will update this article as soon as we have the info you need.
Looking for more info on the Motorola Edge and Edge Plus? Check out our other coverage below!
- Motorola Edge Plus review: Not perfect, but on par
- Now Motorola says it will give the Edge Plus two Android updates after all
- Motorola Edge and Edge Plus specs: Honest-to-goodness Galaxy S20 rivals
- Motorola Edge Plus could’ve been a Galaxy S20 killer, but it has one fatal flaw
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