Edge 30 Ultra: Motorola shares high-resolution camera sample from the Moto X30 Pro and its 200 MP sensor
Motorola has shared camera samples from its first smartphone with a 200 MP camera. Launching as the Moto X30 Pro in China, the device is rumoured to be arriving globally as the Edge 30 Ultra. Not only has Motorola shared camera samples from the device, it has also confirmed several of that sensors' specifications.
As expected, the Edge 30 Ultra relies on the Samsung ISOCELL HP1, a 1/1.22-inch with 0.64 μm-wide pixels by default. However, the sensor utilises 4:1 pixel binning to improve light sensitivity, which drops the output resolution to 50 MP. According to Motorola, the ISOCELL HP1 should deliver significantly more detail when outputting at 50 MP than a competing 108 MP sensor could, even when using a more aggressive 9:1 pixel binning to create a 12 MP image.
In an attempt to demonstrate the ISOCELL HP1's capabilities, the head of Motorola's Chinese division has shared a full 50 MP image on Weibo. Unsurprisingly, a 6,144 x 8,192-pixel image carries a large file size. As such, we have downscaled the image to 1,080 x 1,440 pixels. Additionally, we have included cropped portions at full resolution to highlight the sensor's abilities when zoomed. If you are interested in viewing the full image, you can do so via the link below. Ultimately, it seems that the ISOCELL HP1 struggles to keep all objects in focus, particularly those at the edge of the scene.
It is worth stressing that this image would have been taken in ideal lighting, which is a little unencouraging. Still, the Edge 30 Ultra could prove a compelling upper mid-range option when it debuts, because Motorola has also included a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a 144 Hz display and 125 W fast charging. While the X30 Pro will debut later this month in China, Motorola has not confirmed when it will reveal the Edge 30 Ultra yet.