Motorola presented new Edge 30 Ultra that features a 200Mp camera. Other than that, it's a smartphone.
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The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra sports a 6.7in pOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, support for HDR10+ and a peak brightness of 1250nits. The Full HD+ resolution is plenty for the size of the screen, with curved edges, and there’s a fingerprint scanner built in. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra ships with a 200Mp camera, it’s one of the first in the world to do so. The sensor is the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, which was announced by Samsung. This features the 1/1.22in sensor gulping in light and the 200Mp resolution utilising 16-in-1 pixel to improve detail in shots.
The pixel-binning tech is dubbed Chameleon Cell technology, and gives you the choice of whether to use two-by-two, four-by-four or full-pixel layouts depending on the shot you take. Samsung says that the sensor uses a 0.64μm pixel size, and has a Double Super PD auto-focus to capture images quickly. Motorola decided to enhance that with OIS stabilisation to keep things nice and smooth, whether you’re shooting during the day or night. That’s paired with a 50Mp 117-degree ultrawide lens and a 12Mp 2x telephoto shooter on the rear, and a whopping 60Mp selfie camera on the front.
The phone supports full RAW domain primary colour vision and native support across all three lenses on the rear, as well as being able to record videos at 8K at 30fps. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra sports a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. That’s paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage depending on the variant. To help keep things cool as you ramp up performance, Motorola has included a vapour chamber and copper blocks to help dissipate heat.
Powering that hardware is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 125W fast charging. Motorola claims that the fast charging tech can provide a 50% charge in just 7 minutes, and a full charge in just 19 minutes. There’s also 50W wireless fast charging for those that like the wireless lifestyle. You can download shows in seconds, stream with no buffering, video chat without lag and do more than you thought possible at the speed of 5G. That said, The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is in fact a camera that you can use as a smartphone. Do you need that, you decide. ■
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