Motorola was the first brand to launch a phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SOC as the company launched its Edge X30 in December last year with that chipset. The same phone is expected to launch in the global market soon as the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra. But, there is one premium flagship that Motorola is working on, which is going to launch in July, and that phone is codenamed ‘Motorola Frontier 22’. Now, we got to know the specifications and the design of this phone, thanks to WinFuture.
So, as you can see, design-wise, the Motorola Frontier 22 does look premium with that dual-curved display on the front and a glass back. The main USP of this phone is going to be its cameras, especially the primary rear camera. This is because the primary camera on the rear has a 200 Megapixel Samsung HP1 sensor.
This sensor was unveiled by Samsung last year in September, and it is a 1/1.22″ sensor with an individual pixel size of 0.64μm. This sensor also makes use of the new pixel-binning tech named ‘ChameleonCell.’ It is called so because depending on the environment, this tech uses a two-by-two, four-by-four, or full pixel layout. In low-light scenarios, the sensor outputs 12.5MP images by combining 16 pixels into one, which also results in a combined pixel size of 2.56μm. The sensor supports 8K video recording at 30fps and 4K video recording at 120fps. To shoot 8K videos, this sensor combines four neighboring pixels to bring the resolution down to 50MP. The benefit of this is that there is no need to crop or scale down the image resolution in that way.
Speaking of the other two cameras on the back of Motorola Frontier 22, there is a 50MP sensor that is used for ultrawide shots and a 12MP sensor that is used for the telephoto lens that offers 2X optical zoom. For selfies, there is the same 60MP camera that we saw on the Edge X30. The phone has a 4,500mAh battery and supports 125W fast wired charging, which is the fastest charging ever for a Motorola phone. There is also support for 30 or 50W wireless charging!
The phone is powered by Snapdragon ‘SM8475’ SOC which is expected to launch as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. There is up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. On the front, there is a 6.67-inch 144Hz pOLED with HDR10+ support. Android 12 runs out of the box, and some other features of the phone include Stereo speakers, WiFi 6E, Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support, in-display fingerprint scanner, etc.
At the moment, we do not know the pricing, but we do know that Motorola is planning to launch this phone in July. So, we still have a lot of months left for the launch.