Motorola Edge 20 may get Hi-Res Audio playback support via future update, says forum admin

The Motorola Edge 20 is the latest upper mid-range smartphone from the Lenovo-owned smartphone maker that was first launched in Europe and has now made its way over to India too.

It comes with Android 11 pre-installed along with some of the best specifications for its price, including a 108 MP primary sensor, and the brand spanking new Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset.

The device also sports a 144Hz OLED display, which isn’t something we see on most phones in the price segment. Kudos to Motorola for not pushing another sub-par smartphone.


That said, like any other smartphone irrespective of the price, the Edge 20 also has a couple of flaws or is missing certain features that may be a disappointment to some.

One such con is the lack of support for Hi-Res Audio playback on the Motorola Edge 20. Of course, some may not even bat an eye at this, however, audiophiles will agree that’s a major let down.

While the company’s official marketing jargon does not indicate whether or not the Motorola Edge 20 supports Hi-Res Audio, a forum admin did confirm the unfortunate news in response to a user’s query.

User query:

Does the Edge 20 support Hi-Res Audio? Does it natively play FLAC files? (Source)

Admin’s response:

Here is what I got back for the Audio questions. The phone does not natively support FLAC playback. As for Hi-Res, at launch, it will not support hi-res playback. (Source)

The admin’s response suggests that the device does not even support FLAC files natively, although you can play FLAC files via third-party apps such as Poweramp.

But there’s still some hope for Motorola Edge 20 users who want support for Hi-Res Audio playback on their smartphones as the forum admin further confirmed that there’s a possibility that the company may bring Hi-Res Audio playback support via a future update.


Needless to say, this does not guarantee that the device will get Hi-Res Audio support via an update, but at least you may find some solace in the fact that the company is considering the option.

That said, we’ll post an update if and when there are any further developments on the matter. So stay tuned to PiunikaWeb.

Featured image source: Motorola

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