The Motorola Edge+ went on sale last Thursday as a Verizon exclusive phone. It is Motorola's first true flagship in nearly two years and is fittingly getting premium treatment from the company. The handset received a software update on the very day it went on sale last week.
Motorola Edge+ gets a software update
Verizon is rolling out a new update for the Motorola Edge+ with the software version QPB30.188-43. It packs a couple of feature enhancements but comes with the older April 2020 Android security patch.
According to the changelog, the new software offers better connectivity for multi-access point Wi-Fi routers. It also brings improved audio quality for USB Type-C wired headsets. This phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The update is rolling out over the air (OTA) for all Motorola Edge+ units. If you own one, you should get a notification to download the update. You can proceed with the download by tapping on "Yes, I'm in."
If you haven't received the notification, you can manually check for updates by going to Settings > About phone > System updates on your phone.
Now tap on "Yes, I'm in" to start downloading the update. The OTA file size is not known, so you're advised to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network to avoid incurring additional charges.
Once the update has been downloaded, tap on "Install now" to install it. The device will automatically reboot after the installation is completed. Verizon has a Software Upgrade/Repair Assistant tool for self-serve troubleshooting guidance, in case the download fails for some reason.
Motorola Edge+ specs
The Motorola Edge+ packs just about every high-end feature you could find on a flagship phone. It features a massive 6.7-inch Full HD+ OLED "Waterfall" display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
There are four cameras on the back of this phone. There's a 108-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera that doubles as a Macro camera, and a time-of-flight sensor. The punch hole in the top-left corner of the display houses a 25-megapixel selfie camera.
The Snapdragon 865 chipset powers this phone, with support from 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage capacity. It supports both mmWave and Sub-6GHz 5G networks. Verizon promises 5G download speeds of 4Gbps on its mmWave network.
Other key specs include a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 18W Turbo Charging and 15W wireless charging, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and reverse-charging technology.
The handset runs Android 10 out of the box, with Motorola promising at least two major Android OS updates. So it should get the Android 11 update later this year, as well as the Android 12 update next year.