Leading to your official Weibo social account in China, Motorola has confirmed than the X30 Pro will offer a main camera of 200 megapixels. In addition, it will also be optically stabilized. The sensor size is 1/1.22-inch, which isn’t too messed up.
In addition to the exciting reveal, Motorola has also shared a glimpse of the upcoming phone, which appears to borrow the sleek side profile and curved screen aesthetic of the Motorola Edge series of high-end phones. The only key change is that the selfie camera’s punch-hole cutout is now center-aligned, rather than being relegated to a corner.
Another notable design change is the rear panel, which appears to have a sandstone-like finish similar to phones like the OnePlus 10 Pro. The large camera lens for the 200-megapixel snapper highlights the camera island, and there are two more lenses below it, most likely for ultra-wide-angle photography and zoom duties.
Packed to the gills
Scheduled to make its grand debut at an event in China on August 2 alongside the foldable Moto Razr 2022, the X30 Pro appears to be a fully loaded Android flagship. Motorola has also confirmed that its next top-tier offering will serve up 125W fast charging support, which is simply one of the best you can get in the Android segment.
Rumors suggest that the phone will draw power from Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, paired with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of fast UFS storage. Additionally, the X30 Pro will offer a 6.73-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support.
The 200MP main camera is assisted by a 50MP ultra-wide shooter and a 12MP telephoto zoom camera. On the front is a massive 60MP camera, again one of the most powerful selfie cameras ever installed on an Android phone.
A 4,5000mAh battery is said to provide the juice, while a custom Android 12-based skin called MyUI 4.0 will run things on the software side. Rumors suggest that the phone will be priced at EUR899, which roughly translates to around $910 based on current conversion rates.
The Motorola X30 Pro will launch in China on August 2, and based on its predecessor’s flagship sales strategy, it’s likely to hit the US market in the coming months. It’s great to see Motorola stepping up its game and beating Samsung and Xiaomi in smartphone innovation.
Samsung, on the other hand, is considering a 200-megapixel camera sensor for the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra slated for an early 2023 arrival. Xiaomi is also said to be in the camera race, but so far, we haven’t found any reliable leaks regarding those plans. Interestingly, the Chinese smartphone maker opted for a giant 1-inch sensor for its flagship. Xiaomi 12S Ultra instead of cramming hundreds of millions of pixels into it.