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Rumor | Motorola's ultra-flagship "Frontier" smartphone is cleared for launch with new 125W charging tech

Hello new Moto charger. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
Hello new Moto charger. (Source: WHYLAB via Weibo)
Motorola has just registered its first ever mobile device capable of charging at up to 125 watts (W) with the Chinese regulator 3C. This new leak has led to speculation that the phone in question is the one known as "Frontier", an upcoming Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1-powered flagship that may now count this new ability among other ground-breaking specs, nearly all of which are also now allegedly out there.

Motorola is a smartphone OEM that has often lagged behind others in terms of charging speeds, having managed a high of 68W in its current Edge 30-series flagship while others such as OPPO forged right ahead with 80W or more. However, this final frontier in terms of premium specs might finally be broken in the course of an imminent new product event.

The launch in question is thought to be for a smartphone with a remarkably poetic code-name, although it may in fact debut as something like the Edge 30 Ultra instead. This is because it is expected to improve vastly on its immediate Edge X30/30 Pro/Plus predecessor.

The rumored super-flagship is tipped to start by upgrading to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. However, it might go much further in also emerging with a 200MP main camera, which will definitely be a first for Motorola if not for the world at that point.

According to the reliable leaker WHYLAB, this breakthrough sensor is to be Samsung's ISOCELL HP1 (with a 1/1.22-inch footprint and OIS), and will, moreover, be accompanied by the 50MP ISOCELL JN1 and 12MP Sony IMX663 as backup lenses: specs that might well excuse their rumored Minion-like appearance.

WHYLAB also now asserts that the "Frontier" will indeed have the 30 Pro's class-leading 144Hz display specs, as well as its highly unusual 60MP selfie camera. The leaker's sudden enthusiasm for full-scale Motorola flagship spec tips might have been fired up by the appearance of a new device called the XT2241-1 on 3C.

This, according to the regulator, is Motorola's first-ever 125W smartphone. WHYLAB maintains that, not only are it and the Frontier one and the same, it will have much-improved 50W wireless charging as well. All in all, should all of these specs be contained in the same device, it will make for a particularly extravagant July 2022 premiere for the Lenovo-owned brand.

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The first-gen 125W Motorola smartphone arrives at 3C for testing. (Source: 3C via WHYLAB)
The first-gen 125W Motorola smartphone arrives at 3C for testing. (Source: 3C via WHYLAB)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-25 (Update: 2022-07- 2)