More details on the Moto Edge X/30 Ultra's alleged 60MP selfie camera emerge in new Weibo posts
Motorola's Moto Edge X (or possibly Edge 30 Ultra) is currently shaping up as a flagship to take seriously in late 2021 or early 2022. According to the latest leaks, the OEM is slated to get uncharacteristically aggressive in terms of its specs, not to mention its unique selling points for the competitive premium Android market.
To this end, an unusually powerful punch-hole camera of no less than 60MP in resolution has been projected to peep out of the Edge X' display in one of its initial leaks. The prolific tipster Digital Chat Station proceeded to flesh this rumor out by claiming that this shooter would also be the world first image CMOS with pixels of 0.612 micrometers (μm) in size; in other words, it would be the OV60A recently announced by Omnivision.
Now, Lenovo China's general manager for the company's mobile division, Chen Jin, has unexpectedly responded to this Weibo message with another confirming the same sensor for the Edge X' front panel. Not only that, the executive also now states that Motorola has also taken Omnivision's new OV50A up as one of the upcoming smartphone's rear cameras.
This CMOS is touted by its maker (and now also by Motorola) as the world's first 50MP 1/1.5-inch sensor (although the comparable Samsung ISOCELL GN1 and GN2 are 1/1.31-inch and 1/1.12-inch respectively).
The OV50A is also rated for 8K support, not to mention new quad phase detection (QPD) technology for "100%" 2x2 PDAF coverage and improved low-light shooting thanks to pixels of 1.0μm exactly in size.
Therefore, Chen Jin now asserts that the Moto Edge X will deliver flagship-grade camera performance thanks to all these new pixels. However, its ability to compete with other new front- and rear-facing shooters on the rest of the next generation of top-end Android rivals remains to be seen.