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Motorola confirms a mid-2022 launch for its first-ever 200MP camera smartphone

Is this an Edge 30 Ultra peeping out at us? (Source: Motorola)
Is this an Edge 30 Ultra peeping out at us? (Source: Motorola)
Motorola has finally acknowledged rumors that it would launch a new Android smartphone with a main rear camera of a ground-breaking 200 megapixels (MP) in resolution. Its first poster indicating the same has sparked rumors that it will also be the OEM's upcoming Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-powered flagship. In any case, the first-gen Motorola 200MP device is now slated to be here in the second half of 2022.

Motorola has been rumored to be among the first, if not the first, to launch a smartphone with industry-first 200MP image sensor tech in 2022. Now, the company may have effectively confirmed these leaks with a teaser for a new "era of mobile photography" freshly posted to Weibo.

The poster is largely composed of a close-up of what seems to be an extra-large lens, which may or may not reflect the equally dominant main feature evident in renders for the rear panel of an allegedly upcoming phone currently thought of as the "Frontier 22", or "Edge 30 Ultra".

The potentially Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-based mid-2022 flagship refresh is indeed often depicted as having a world-first Samsung ISOCELL HP1 main camera, which could indeed explain the magic number cited by the new teaser.

Should the "30 Ultra" and Motorola's first-gen 200MP smartphone truly be one and the same, it is now set for launch in the seventh month of the year (or July 2022) by its potentially trend-setting manufacturer.

Motorola's potentially huge new trailer in full. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
Motorola's potentially huge new trailer in full. (Source: Motorola via Weibo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-05-23 (Update: 2022-05-23)