What do you want to know
- Motorola launched the new Edge 30 Ultra with a 200MP main camera sensor.
- The phone is the global variant of the Motorola X30 Pro which was launched in China in August.
- The company also unveiled the Edge 30 Fusion and Edge 30 Neo.
- Motorola is teaming up with Pantone to help design new colorways for future smartphones, starting with the Neo.
In a bold move after the launch of the iPhone 14, Motorola decided to launch its own launch. The company has just unveiled the global variant of the first smartphone with a 200MP photo sensor, the new Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.
The phone is pretty much identical to the X30 Pro launched in August. It features a 6.7-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1250 nits brightness. The punch-hole selfie camera sports a whopping 60MP resolution, although that’s obviously nothing compared to the main rear sensor.
The 200MP camera is the ISOCELL HP1 sensor unveiled in 2021 by Samsung. The sensor is capable of combining up to 16 pixels using pixel binning, resulting in a 12.5MP image with large 2.56μm pixels. Or users can choose to use 200MP resolution for more detail even when cropping.
The sensor is also capable of 8K video at 30 fps. The Edge 30 Ultra further features a 50MP ultra-wide/macro camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with a measly 2x optical zoom.
The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and comes in a 12/256 GB configuration. The device has 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 charging, the same as the OnePlus 10T (at least in the US). According to Motorola, users can expect a day’s worth of power in just seven minutes, and the phone should last more than a day on a full charge. Additionally, the phone supports 50W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
The Edge 30 Ultra launches alongside two lower-end options, the Edge 30 Fusion and the Edge 30 Neo. The former is a step up from the Ultra, powered by the Snapdragon 888+. It’s basically a global version of the S30 Pro launched in China in August. It has a 6.6-inch OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate on the front and a 50MP triple camera on the back. Under the hood is a 4,400mAh battery with 68W wired charging, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
The Fusion comes in four rather 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, just missing out on the new Snapdragon 6 Gen 1. It has a 64MP main camera, 13MP ultrawide sensor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 4040mAh battery supporting 68W wired charging and 5W wireless.
For the Neo, Motorola partnered with Pantone (opens in a new tab) to offer the device in several great colors including Aqua Foam, Very Peri, Black Onyx, and Ice Palace. According to Motorola, this is just the start 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 go on sale in Argentina, Brazil and Europe starting today, priced at €899 and €599, respectively. They would later reach other markets, including Latin America, the Middle East and Asia. Unfortunately, there’s no word of a US launch.
The Motorola Edge 30 Neo is coming to Europe soon for €369, with a launch in Latin America in the coming weeks.