Motorola reveals unusual focal lengths for X30 Pro’s triple camera
Motorola posted a teaser for its upcoming X30 Pro flagship smartphone. This is the same smartphone expected to come equipped with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 200MP main camera sensor. Motorola may launch the X30 Pro as the Motorola Frontier in markets outside of China.
The teaser reveals that the Moto X30 Pro will use three different focal lengths on its camera system in what is an unusual setup in the smartphone realm. 35mm is the widest it goes, matching the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra‘s main camera that we really liked in our review. You then get 50mm telephoto, which would be about 2x magnification on most other smartphones out there, but a modest 1.4x on the Moto. Finally, there’s going to be a 85mm longer telephoto camera.
If you’ve been serious about DSLR photography you’d know that the three focal lengths are not accidentally chosen. We are not so sure how well the lack of ultrawide camera will sit with potential users, though.
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Last month, Motorola teased a smartphone that would launch in July will arrive with a 200MP main camera. We are expecting to see the long-anticipated Motorola Frontier at this event, though Moto may have more than one smartphone coming with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a 200MP camera.
The Motorola Frontier will use Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor which can output 12.5MP or 50MP still images with support for 8K video recording at 30fps. The Frontier is also rumored to come with a curved 6.67-inch OLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate. There’s also a 60MP selfie camera and speculation of a 4,500 mAh battery with wired 125W fast-charging.