Can you feel the excitement building? For the first time since it went head to head with Apple and the iPhone with the DROID in 2009, Motorola is reportedly developing a flagship smartphone with eye-popping specs. For example. the phone, which will be called the Motorola X30 Pro or the Edge 30 Ultra, will be the first to carry Samsung’s new 200MP camera sensor.
The device will also get a 6.67-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. The X30 Pro will bring the power as it will be powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The latter chip is being produced by TSMC using its 4nm process node, unlike the original Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC that rolled off the Samsung Foundry assembly line using a 4nm process node.
The “Plus” version of the chip provides a 10% increase in the clock speed of the graphics and central processor units, along with a 30% decrease in power consumption for both. Plus, the X30 Pro offers Motorola’s fastest charging speeds to date (125W wired and 50W wireless).
As you might imagine, the 200MP camera sensor draws a lot of attention. In addition to the 200MP primary sensor, the phone is expected to have 50MP and 20MP sensors. We learned a little more about the handset’s cameras thanks to a Weibo post from Motorola† Before discussing the focal lengths of the camera, we should point out that the Weibo post confirms that Motorola will call the device the X30 Pro, at least in China, while the nickname Motorola Edge 30 Ultra may be used in other markets.
Motorola teases the triple camera setup on the back of the X30 Pro
The teaser posted on Weibo by Motorola has revealed that the focal lengths for the three cameras expected to be found on the back of the phone will be 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. The focal length tells you the distance between the lens and the image when the subject is in focus. Most smartphone specs refer to zoom lengths instead (e.g. 2X zoom). Whether Motorola is trying to attract more professional photographers by speaking in their language is unclear.
Comments made by Motorola on Weibo, when translated using Google Translate, you refer to the 35mm camera as the “Eye of Humanity.” This will be the primary “Wide” camera. The 50mm camera is considered “the eye of the heart” and should offer an optical zoom of about 2X. Called the “Portrait Eye”, the 85mm camera provides users with an enhanced telephoto camera while also providing them with the ideal focal length for shooting portraits.
If these specs are legit, the X30 Pro will come without an ultra-wide angle camera. The device is expected to be released sometime next month.