In an apparent effort to perfect its photography capabilities, Motorola appears to be going to great lengths. Only in that case could the future phone’s 200MP sensor be explained.
Motorola teased their phone on Weibo with this image (opens in new tab). Motorola, on the other hand, teased two devices. One will have a 200MP lens and be on sale in China in July, while the other will be foldable and use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 CPU.
Lenovo’s General Manager released a picture on Weibo of a phone with a huge lens, but provided no more information about the device. The “Frontier” phone has been released a few times recently under the codename “Frontier.” A 200MP Samsung sensor, unveiled last year, is expected to be used in the phone’s primary camera, according to WinFuture(opens in new tab). A 60MP front camera and a 50MP ultrawide lens might be used in conjunction with this. If the rumours are accurate, this is a high-end phone with a 200MP camera, and we’re not sure if it’s necessary for serious photographers.
Smartphones rarely produce high-megapixel photographs when shooting at such high resolutions; instead, they employ a technique known as “pixel binning” to combine pixels, resulting in a photo with a resolution of about 12 megapixels for a 200MP photo. Motorola’s 200MP camera might seem like an overkill, but it all depends on how the image is processed.
The Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 support a maximum single camera resolution of 200MP, which Motorola is pushing to the limit. This raises the question of whether one of these chipsets will be found in a smartphone.
After the Motorola Razr 3 was expected to get a substantial upgrade to compete with Samsung’s foldables, Motorola teased the device with a clamshell design. Small design tweaks are possible, but the best feature is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. There’s no word yet on when the Razr will be available outside of China after Motorola’s next upgrade in 2020.
To test and write evaluations, we’re looking forward to getting our hands on the Motorola phones that were teased.