Motorola will release the world's first phone with a 200-megapixel camera in July

Tudor Cibean

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Editor's take: It'll be interesting to see if shooting 200-megapixel stills on this phone will bring about any noticeable improvements to clarity or if the sensor will instead be held back by other factors such as the lenses or image processing.

In a recent Weibo post, Motorola teased it is working on the world's first phone with a 200-megapixel camera while also revealing that it will come out in July.

This phone will use Samsung's Isocell HP1, which launched last year. Despite its megapixel count, it's not the largest sensor used in mobile devices, measuring 1/1.22-inch thanks to a native pixel size of just 0.64μm.

Motorola's new phone is reportedly codenamed Frontier, and it has leaked several times in the past, giving us a good idea of what to expect. The 200-megapixel main camera will be joined by a 50-megapixel ultrawide, a 12-megapixel telephoto, and a 60-megapixel front-facing sensor.

Rumors also claim it'll come with a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm's recently announced Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, and a 4,500mAh battery that can charge at 125W while wired or 50W wirelessly.

These specs put the phone firmly in flagship territory, so don't expect it to come cheap. Also, the July release date probably refers to the Chinese market, as it'll take a few more months for it to come out in Western markets.

A brand manager for Motorola also shared a teaser of the company's upcoming foldable phone. The Razr 3 will feature the same flagship SoC as the Frontier, although it'll reportedly ship with a more pedestrian camera system.

The last Razr foldable came out in 2020, so it'll be interesting to see what Motorola can bring to the table when it launches the third iteration later this year.

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WTF, my DSLR was 6MP just 8 years ago and memory requirements were huge with those. This is just DUMB. Welcome to the world of when you lose your memories on the cloud, you lose them forever.


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Oh cmon, you got to be kiddin... Increasing megapixels is just marketing! You got to increase cameras sensor size to see real quality improvements. That's why phones will never overrun DSLR cameras in picture quality race. DSLR can host a large sensor and lenses.


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My $2000 dollar d-slr "only" has a 26 megapixel sensor.
I better sell it and get this 200 megapixel camera phone. Wow!
that should take better pictures because it has more megapixels!
(said no one with a camera and 1/2 a brain!)
Shoot a couple of my lenses would buy a couple of these phones!

Uncle Al

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I'm guessing this one will run about $2,000 or more on introduction so it may be years before the average user can afford it ....