Motorola confirms Edge 30 Ultra with giant 200-megapixel camera

Motorola has announced a trio of new Edge 30 smartphone devices headlined by the Edge 30 Ultra and its 200-megapixel main camera.

The industry-first offering has been achieved by combining 16 pixels into one 2.56um Ultra Pixel, Moto says, while it can also shoot 8K video, or 4K with HDR 10 support.

It’s joined by a 50-megapixel ultra wide camera lens and a Macro Vision offering that’ll get you in 4x closer to the subject, while the array is rounded out by a 2x telephoto lens. Moto says this helps to enable a variable focal length for portrait shots too, with wide, standard or close up settings. Even the selfie camera is much larger than we see on most phones, with a 60-megapixel offering.

Beyond the cameras, the new flagship is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC and 12GB of DDR5 RAM and 256GB of storage. The 6.67-inch pOLED display, which curves at the right edge, provides a Full HD resolution with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. It’s also got Dolby Atmos support too to make viewing video and playing games all the more immersive.

As well as 5G compatibility, there’s Wi-Fi 6E support and 125W wired charging. You can also power the phone at 50W wirelessly, while donate a bit of battery to your friends via 10W wireless power sharing. Moto says the top speeds will get you enough juice to get through the day in just 7-minutes. Fantastic if you realise you haven’t charged your phone before heading out to work in the morning.

The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is available from today in Europe for £749.99/899.99 euros in Interstellar Black and Starlight White. It’s also joined by the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion and Motorola Edge 30 Neo which you can read all about below.

Motorola Edge 30 Fusion specs, price, release date

Sitting beneath the Ultra is the Motorola Edge 30 fusion. It’s not quite as snazzy, but still has plenty worth shouting about. There’s the Snapdragon 888+ 5G chip sitting beneath a 6.55-inch “borderless” display that also has a full HD resolution with HDR10+ and a 144Hz refresh rate. You’ll also get Dolby Atmos support from he stereo speakers and enough power to get through the day from ten minutes on charge, thanks to the 68W charging.

The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion is a lot cheaper at £499.99/599.99 euros and will be available in today in Cosmic Grey, Aurora White, Solar Gold, Neptune Blue with a Vegan Leather option too.

Motorola Edge 30 Neo specs, price, release date

Finally, there’s the Edge 30 Neo, which Moto says is built for big dreams. How so? Well we’re not exactly sure. The headline appears to be the partnership with Pantone for the Very Peri, Aqua Foam, Black Onyx or Ice Palace colour schemes.

It’s a slimmer and lighter phone and has its own LED band around the camera housing, which lights up in different way depending on the notification you’re receiving. The 6.28-inch 120Hz OLED display promises 100% of the DCI-P3 collar gamut too, while the speakers also get some Dolby Atmos love.

The chip is the mid-range Snapdragon 695 5G and there’s also 68W charging on board too. There are two cameras on the rear, with an OIS-equipped 64-megapixel main camera and a 32-megapixel front camera.

The Motorola Edge 30 Neo is £349.99/369.99 euros and availability will be confirmed in the coming days.

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