Will Motorola beat Samsung in 200MP camera race? World’s highest-resolution phone cam coming soon

Will Motorola beat Samsung in 200MP camera race? World's highest-resolution phone cam coming soon

Samsung and Motorola were previously said to be working on a smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera and were reportedly in a race to become the first to introduce their devices. But, it now looks like Motorola will win the race by launching its device before Samsung by July this year. Motorola has been working on a new flagship phone with a 200-megapixel main camera. The phone, codenamed Frontier, has been the subject of a series of leaks in recent months, revealing its design and some key specifications. Now Motorola itself has officially confirmed the same via a Weibo post.

Will Motorola beat Samsung in 200MP camera race?

Motorola China said that a Moto phone with a 200-megapixel camera is arriving in July. Although the teaser doesn’t mention the official name of the phone, but it appears to be the rumoured Motorola Frontier.

Will Motorola beat Samsung in 200MP camera race? World's highest-resolution phone cam coming soon

Recently, Motorola had announced that it would introduce a new series of phones with the new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, a SoC used by various manufacturers for their flagship devices.

This, coupled with rumours that Motorola’s next flagship will feature the Qualcomm SM8475 chipset, codenamed the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, gives tech enthusiasts the impression that the device Motorola will release is actually  the Frontier.

Specifications

The Frontier will likely be a 6.67-inch curved OLED display with support for up to 144Hz refresh rate. The device will sport a triple-camera setup on the back with a 200MP primary shooter. The camera setup also includes a 50MP ultra-wide sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor. The main 200-megapixel is the Samsung ISOCELL HP1 sensor.

Samsung’s ISOCELL HP1 sensor

Last year, Samsung developed its ISOCELL HP1 sensor, a new generation of imaging sensors that were used to create the first 200MP smartphone camera sensor. Samsung wanted to make some minor adjustments to the sensors it will use in its Galaxy S23, so it went with the third iteration of the HP1 sensor, the ISOCELL HP3.

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