We have learned of Motorola’s plans to launch a smartphone with an extension 200 megapixel sensor For a few months now. Lenovo-owned brand officially confirmed the launch of the device in August, albeit in a special form for China Moto X30 Pro. The company has now officially revealed the global version of this ultra HD photo phone, here known as Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. This is in addition to two other smartphones, Edge 30 Fusion and Edge 30 Neo, both of which cater to the crowded mid-range market segment.
Starting with a 200MP flagship, the Edge 30 Ultra has pretty much everything you’d expect from the modern age Pioneer Android. It features a 6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED plastic display with a 144Hz refresh rate, accompanied by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The mainframe has a maximum RAM of 12GB and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage although customers can also get it in an 8GB+128GB configuration.
The Edge 30 Ultra benefits from an aluminum frame while Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is wrapped around the display and back panel. So Motorola is clearly not making any compromises in terms of design here. As for the louder rear camera, a 200MP (f/1.9) sensor is backed by a 50MP ultra-wide (f/2.2) unit and a 12MP (f/1.6) depth camera. A 60MP f/2.2 wide-angle single camera is located on top of the display in a traditional center-hole format.
The phone runs Android 12 out of the box and features a 4,610mAh battery backed by 125W fast wired charging. It also supports 50W fast wireless charging, while accommodating 10W reverse wireless charging. Pricing for the flagship starts at €900 and £750, with a choice between Interstellar Black and Starlight White colours.
The Edge 30 Fusion, which the company calls “the intersection of performance and beauty,” features a 6.55-inch pOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. Its design is somewhat similar to the Edge 30 Ultra, although the rear camera setup is somewhat different: it includes a 50MP f/1.8 primary sensor, a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide unit, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth camera. There is a 32MP f/2.5 front camera suitable for wide-angle selfies.
As for performance, the Edge 30 Fusion, also running Android 12, uses an octa-core Snapdragon 888+ chipset, but the RAM and storage variants are identical to the Edge 30 Ultra. The battery is a bit smaller on this phone at 4400mAh and the fast charging speeds are a little different as the Edge 30 Fusion supports 68W fast charging, allowing for a 0-50% charge time in just 10 minutes. This mid-ranger can be yours for €600 and £500 across the EU and UK, respectively. Available colors include Cosmic Gray, Aurora White, Solar Gold and Neptune Blue (vegan leather).
The Edge 30 Neo is the last in the trio of the 2022 Motorola Edge series, and it’s also the cheapest device of the bunch. Despite the low price, Motorola sticks with the FHD+ pOLED display although it stretches up to 6.28 inches here. The screen refresh rate is set at a slightly lower 120Hz.
The phone features an octa-core Snapdragon 695 5G chipset and settles into a 64MP + 13MP dual camera setup at the back, accompanied by a modest 32MP module on the front. Motorola Edge 30 Neo will sell with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The device is powered by Android 12 and has a 4,020 mAh battery, with support for 68W wired charging. Motorola says the Edge 30 Neo will retail in Aqua Foam, Black Onyx and Ice Palace shades for €370 / £350 “in the coming days”.