Moto Frontier with 200MP Camera Could be the Company’s Way of Joining the Camera Numbers Game

Let’s take a look at the Moto Frontier, aka the Edge 30 Ultra specifications, features and other details known so far.


Motorola has confirmed the launch of its next flagship smartphone. The company has teased the launch of its upcoming Android flagship smartphone, which is rumoured to be codenamed the Moto Frontier. The device could launch as the Moto Edge 30 Ultra in global markets. The USP of the upcoming Motorola smartphone in the premium category is its large camera sensor and performance unit.

Motorola’s new teaser confirms that the Moto Frontier will debut with a 200MP main camera sensor. It could well be the first smartphone in the world to feature a 200MP high-resolution sensor. Let’s take a look at the Moto Frontier, aka the Edge 30 Ultra specifications, features and other details known so far.

Moto Frontier Confirmed For July Launch with 200MP Camera, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Motorola has confirmed the launch of its new flagship smartphone. Dubbed Moto Frontier, the phone will launch in July in China. Motorola has also confirmed that its upcoming flagship will come with a 200MP main camera sensor. The company did not reveal the sensor details. 

In addition to this, the device is also confirmed to feature the newly-launched Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. The new SoC offers up to 10% performance (CPU and GPU) boost while offering up to 30% better efficiency. 

While the company has not confirmed any other details, the rumour mill has done its bit to spill the beans already. The phone will come with 125W fast charging support for the 4,500 mAh battery. It will also sport a 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate support. There will be HDR10+ certification and a hole-punch cutout at the top centre for the front camera. It would not be a surprise if Motorola launches the phone with a 60MP front camera sensor.

There will be a triple-camera setup on the back with a 200MP main camera, a 50MP ultrawide camera and a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x zoom. We also expect the phone to run on Android 12 out of the box.

The company will announce the pricing and availability details at the launch event. The launch date too is unknown at the moment. We are still a few weeks away from the July launch timeline.

There is also no word on whether the phone will make its way to India. Considering Motorola has launched the Edge 30 Pro in India, we can expect the Edge 30 Ultra, aka the Frontier to launch here as well. In that case, the phone could be Motorola’s most premium offering of 2022 in India until the time it launches the Moto Razr 3 foldable phone in the country.

Does Motorola Just Want to Join the League of Smartphone Makers with 100+MP Cameras?

The benefit of having more megapixels is that you can enlarge and crop pictures without individual pixels becoming visible. It is now common to see smartphones with a 108MP main camera sensor. However, it does not necessarily mean that the more the megapixels, the better the output is. Along with the sensor optimisation, other factors like the sensor size also play a key role.

Most smartphone cameras that come with a 108MP main camera often shoot 12MP pixel-binned images. The lowlight performance could also take a hit if the sensor is not tuned well. Let’s not forget the narrow plane of focus where a portion of the subject is in focus while the rest of it is blurred out if the subject is too close to the frame.

There are benefits of a larger sensor with higher megapixels too. It can capture better details and even more light, which can be useful for professionals. However, the quality of the sensor also plays a key role, which is where Motorola hopefully focuses on and not just on introducing a high-resolution camera sensor. 

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