The Motorola Edge will be available on July 31st for a ‘limited time’ $500 price

Motorola’s unlocked Edge smartphone is now available for preorder ahead of a July 31st release, the company announced today. Additionally, the company announced that for a “limited time,” it’ll be offering the Edge for $499.99, instead of the originally announced $699.99 price tag.

It’s not clear how long Motorola will be offering the $200 discount, although it doesn’t sound like it’s considering a permanent price drop at this point.

The Motorola Edge is a slightly watered-down version of the flagship $999 Edge Plus, with a similar 6.7-inch “edge” display design, but with a Snapdragon 765 processor, 6GB of RAM, a 4,500mAh battery, and no wireless charging. (The Edge Plus, on the other hand, has twice the RAM, a larger 5,000mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 865.) It also features 256GB of internal storage. The triple-camera array also is downgraded, compared to the Edge Plus, with a 64-megapixel main lens (instead of the highly touted 108-megapixel sensor on the Edge Plus), among other changes.

The Motorola Edge is available to preorder now from Best Buy, B&H Photo, Amazon, and Motorola.