After a year of speculation, Motorola has finally cleared the stage on its long-awaited Edge 30 Ultra, a premium flagship that boasts several impressive features designed to give the likes of Apple and Samsung a run for their money.
Although one rumor from January suggested the handset would include a "smart stylus" from the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, it did not turn out to be true.
With several new features, the Edge 30 Ultra more than makes for its lack of an S Pen equivalent, such as the world''s first 200MP main camera on a smartphone, which is joined by a 50MP ultra-wide camera and a 12MP telephoto lens.
In brief hands-on encounter with the Edge 30 Ultra at its Australian launch, we took some test snapshots using the phone''s 200MP ''ultra-res'' setting and found the results to be remarkable, even when zooming in to distant objects.
We were observing the images on the 6.7-inch 1080p OLED screen, which is capable of receiving 144Hz refresh rate, so it''ll be interesting to see how well the photographic capabilities hold up on a larger, higher-resolution screen.
The Edge 30 Ultra is paired with a 125W fast charging power adapter in the box, which allows the 4,600mAh battery to last from 0 to 90% in seven minutes, while being fully charged in 12-15 minutes. It also has 50W wireless fast charging and 10W power sharing capabilities.
We''re also pleased to see that the Edge 30 Ultra comes with Qualcomm''s top Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, which is the same as Samsung''s new Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 foldables.
The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is now available in the United Kingdom for 750, while the Australian version is expected to be released this October at AU$1,399. At present, Motorola has yet to provide pricing or availability information for the United States, though we will update you as soon as we hear something.
The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion and the Motorola Edge 30 Neo are among the new flagship smartphones offered by the manufacturer.
The Edge 30 Fusion, powered by Qualcomm''s Snapdragon 888 processor, has a 6.55-inch 1080p OLED display with 144Hz refresh rate, along with a triple-lens rear camera array. The Edge 30 Fusion boasts a 4,400mAh processor and a two-megapixel resolution rating. This model is a disappointment.
The Edge 30 Neo features a more compact design, a 6.28-inch, 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and is powered by a more entry-level Snapdragon 695 chipset. In terms of its camera, the Edge 30 Neo boasts a 68MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide lens. Its 4,020mAh battery also supports 68W fast charging, and surprisingly offers wireless charging.
The Edge 30 Fusion, which is available in Cosmic Gray and Solar Gold, is priced at 500/AU$899 and is now available in the United Kingdom with an Australian release date set for September 27.
The Edge 30 Neo is also available now in the UK for 350 and will be released in Australia sometime in October for AU$599. In terms of color options, the Edge 30 Neo uses Motorola''s partnership with Pantone to offer the handset in purple-like Very Peri, which was named Color of the Year by the organization for 2022.
Each of the three handsets will include another exciting addition in the form of a signature ''unboxing fragrance'', which was developed in partnership with Firma Firma Schopfing. Smells like a good idea to us!