The Motorola Edge 50 Pro comes with a Pantone-approved camera

Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
Pictured: Motorola Edge 50 Fusion
// Motorola's latest is a double act
Fergus Halliday
Apr 30, 2024
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Motorola is looking to get both ends of the mid-range market on lock with the introduction of two new Android smartphones.

The first cab off the rank here is the Motorola Edge 50 Pro. Priced at $999, this one is built around a 6.7-inch OLED display clocked at a 144Hz refresh rate. It's available in two colours (Luxe Lavender and Black Beauty) through retailers plus a third (Moonlight Pearl) if you pick the phone up through Motorola directly.

Under the hood, the handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 4500mAh battery. There's also a 50MP selfie camera, IP68 water resistance, an in-display fingerprint sensor and support for wireless charging. There are no real red flags in that recipe, though the fact that the hardware supports up to 125W fast charging does set it apart from the competition.

The other big point of difference that the Motorola Edge 50 Pro has to offer can be found on the back of the device. Here, you'll find a triple-lens camera setup that consists of a 50MP main lens, a 10MP telephoto lens and a 13MP ultrawide lens.

Where things get intriguing is that the Motorola Edge 50 Pro promises photographers an edge in the form of Pantone-validated camera hardware. There's not a ton of detail or specifics out there about what this particular certification entails as of yet.

However, the short version is that it sounds like Motorola worked with Pantone to ensure that colours captured by the camera on the Edge 50 Pro are closer to what your eyes see than they would be otherwise.

According to Motorola's head for Greater Asia Pacific Kurt Bonnici, this move represents an extension of the brand's existing alliance with Pantone.

"We are thrilled to be leading the industry in delivering authentic colours and enabling consumers to capture the world as they see it and share in the full spectrum of real-world Pantone Colours," he said.

The Motorola Edge 50 Fusion costs just over half the asking price of its sibling at $599. It's got an OLED screen that's the same size as the one seen on the Motorola Edge 50 Pro. However, it's a step down when it comes to specific specs like resolution and refresh rate.

This kind of corner-cutting can be seen across the spec sheet for the device. Under the hood, the Motorola Edge 50 Fusion is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 2 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 5000mAh battery. 

When it comes to the cameras, the back of the Motorola Edge Fusion 50 features just two. There's a 50MP main lens and a 13MP ultrawide one, plus a 32MP selfie shooter on the front. Like the Motorola Edge 50 Pro, the Edge 50 Fusion supports faster fast charging but only up to 68W rather than 125W. It'll be available in three colours (Hot Pink, Forest Gray and Marshmallow Blue) from the end of May.

If you can't wait until then, Motorola is looking to sweeten the deal for those who pick up the Edge 50 Pro by throwing a free set of Moto Buds Plus noise-cancelling earbuds between April 30 and May 14 2024. These are valued at $249 and are said to offer a "Bose-tuned" listening experience.

Fergus Halliday
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Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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