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.
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 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.
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.
The Fusion is available in four pretty attractive colorways: Cosmic Grey, Aurora White, Solar Gold and Neptune Blue (with vegan leather).
Finally, the Motorola Edge 30 Neo is the entry-level option of the trio. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 695, but just lacks the newer Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. It has a 64MP primary camera, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a 4040mAh battery that provides 68W wired charging. and supports 5W wireless .
For the Neo, Motorola teamed up with Pantone (opens in new tab) to offer the device in several eye-catching colors, including Aqua Foam, Very Peri, Black Onyx and Ice Palace. According to Motorola, this is just the beginning of their multi-year partnership, which will influence future smartphone designs using Pantone’s color science.
The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra and Edge 30 Fusion are on sale today in Argentina, Brazil and Europe for €899 and €599 respectively. They will later reach other markets, including Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Unfortunately, there’s no word on a US launch.
The Motorola Edge 30 Neo will soon arrive in Europe for €369, with a launch in Latin America in the coming weeks.