Motorola released the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra in Europe today. It has specs that try to beat Android competitors and a price that might be lower than those of its rivals.
The Motorola X30 Ultra was first sold in China a month ago under the name Motorola X30 Pro. It has a 200-megapixel main camera lens, a 60-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera. This is said to be a first for the industry.
There is also a 12-megapixel portrait lens that lets you change the focal length between wide, normal, and close-up shots. The lens can also take pictures that are 2 times bigger than they really are.
The Edge 30 Ultra also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, a 4,610mAh battery that can charge at 125W when wired or at 50W when charging wirelessly, up to 512GB of storage space, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 6.67-inch OLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
We are used to seeing 120Hz on the top phones, such as the iPhone 14 Pro or the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, but 144Hz is often reserved for the greatest gaming phones. Apple’s iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra both have 120Hz displays.
An aggressive strategy for pricing a product is shown by Motorola’s decision to install it on the Edge 30 Ultra and sell it in the UK and Europe at a price of £749.99/€899.99. The term “Edge” alludes to the fact that the screen’s borders have an outwardly curving shape.
Despite having just an IP52 rating for dust and water resistance, the phone is capable of recording video at an 8K quality. Motorola seems to have committed almost all of its resources to this endeavor.
Many of these design characteristics and specifications have also been carried over to another phone that was also introduced today called the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (we’ll get to the Motorola Edge 30 Neo in a moment).
The screen on the Edge 30 Fusion is an OLED display that measures 6.55 inches diagonally and refreshes at 144 hertz. It features a glass design with the same camera design language and a center cut-out for the front-facing camera.
To keep the price at £499.99/€599.99, Motorola has reduced the specifications of the phone to include a 50-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) and the ability to record in 8K, 66-watt wired charging but not wireless charging, and the Snapdragon 888+ 5G processor. However, these features are still included. Just like the Ultra, it has only been certified to withstand IP52 levels of dust and water.
The Motorola Edge 30 Neo is the cheapest of the three new phones, coming in at £349.99/€349.99, but it does not seem to be lacking in any way. Its 120Hz 6.28-inch OLED screen, 68W wired fast charging, and up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage complete out a solid specifications sheet. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 695 5G processor, which is still one of the strongest mid-range phone alternatives currently available.
It also has a primary back camera that is 64 megapixels and has optical image stabilization, which is an outstanding feature for the price. With a screen of 6.28 inches and a refresh rate of 120 hertz, Motorola refers to it as a “small” smartphone.
There is a Pantone logo branded on the back of each of the colors, which may not be to everyone’s taste. The firm has partnered up with Pantone to slap Pantone colors on the phones, and this may not be to everyone’s liking. You’ll also be able to match the colors of the operating system to them.
Additionally, it has the same powerful Snapdragon 695 5G processor that is seen in the Edge 30 Fusion.
These three handsets are from Motorola, a business that, if anything, publishes an excessive number of mobile devices such as smartphones. However, these three seem to be its strongest for the time being, even if it is just on paper.