Motorola’s 200MP camera phone gets a global launch

What you need to know

  • Motorola has launched the new Edge 30 Ultra with a 200MP primary camera sensor.
  • The phone is the global variant of the Motorola X30 Pro that launched in China in August.
  • The company has also unveiled the Edge 30 Fusion and Edge 30 Neo.
  • Motorola has partnered with Pantone to design new colorways for future smartphones, starting with the Neo.

In a bold move after the launch of the iPhone 14, Motorola has decided to go ahead with its own launch. The company has just unveiled the global variant of the first smartphone with a 200MP camera sensor, the new Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

The phone is almost identical to the X30 Pro that launched in August. It features a 6.7-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 1250 nits. The punch camera has a resolution of a whopping 60 MP, although of course that’s nothing compared to the primary rear sensor.

Motorola Edge 30 Ultra screen

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The 200MP camera is the ISOCELL HP1 sensor unveiled by Samsung in 2021. The sensor can combine up to 16 pixels using pixel binning, resulting in a 12.5MP image with large 2.56m pixels. Or users can choose to use the 200MP resolution for greater detail, even at cropping.

The sensor is also capable of 8K video at 30 fps. The Edge 30 Ultra also features a 50MP ultra-wide-angle/macro camera and a 12MP telephoto lens with a meager 2x optical zoom.

The 200MP camera on the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra

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The phone is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and comes in a 12/256 GB configuration. The device features a vapor chamber cooling system for mobile gamers to prevent the phone from overheating.

Keeping the lights on is a 4610mAh battery that supports an impressive 125W charge, the same as the OnePlus 10T (at least in the United States). Motorola says users can expect a day of power in just seven minutes, and the phone will last more than a day on a full charge. In addition, the phone supports 50W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

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The Edge 30 Ultra will launch alongside two cheaper options, the Edge 30 Fusion and Edge 30 Neo. The first is a step back from the Ultra, powered by the Snapdragon 888+. It is essentially a global version of the S30 Pro that launched in China in August. It has a 6.6-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate on the front and a 50MP triple camera array on the back. Under the hood is a 4,400mAh battery with 68W wired charging, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.