Back in June, Samsung showed what its 200-megapixel smartphone camera sensor was capable of and now Motorola is the first to market to launch an actual handset rocking a 200-MP rear camera – the flagship Edge 30 Ultra.
It is an industry first – which focuses light through an F1.9 aperture to a relatively large 1/1.22-inch sensor and benefits from optical image stabilization. Motorola is promising “crisp, bright images even in the dark” thanks to technology that combines 16 small pixels in a large 2.56µm Ultra Pixel to capture more light.
The camera will also allow the recording of 8K UHD video at 30 frames per second or 4K UHD at up to 60 fps and 960 fps slow mo at FHD. The main camera is joined by a 50-MP ultrawide (with macro capabilities) and a 12-MP telephoto portrait lens with a narrow depth of field for beautiful bokeh.
The selfie cam is 60 megapixels for 4K video at 30 fps. That front camera is punched into the top of the Ultra’s 6.67-inch 2,400 x 1,080 near-bezel-free OLED display that boasts a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a touch response of 360 Hz, and a peak brightness of 1,250 nits. There’s support for 10-bit color, HDR10+, and the DCI-P3 color gamut as well as Snapdragon Elite Gaming.
The IP52-splash-resistant handset features durable Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and back with a sandblasted aluminum frame in between.
Two large Dolby Atmos speakers give a “spatial sound experience that harnesses the latest advances in sound technology to connect users more deeply with their favorite content.”
The set has 5G and Wi-Fi 6E, the Ultra runs Android 12 with My UX “for a personalized view of the things you do” and the 4,610-mAh battery supports 125-W wired fast charging for a day’s worth of juice in just seven minutes, in addition to 50-W wireless charging and 10-W power sharing.
The Edge 30 Ultra will launch in Europe for an introductory price of €899.99 (a little over US$900), with black or white being the available color choices.