What you need to know
- The key specs of a future Motorola smartphone have been leaked.
- It could be a new flagship device with crazy specs such as a 200MP camera, 125W fast charging support, and next-gen Snapdragon 8 chipset.
- The device is codenamed Motorola "Frontier," with a few similarities to the Motorola Edge X30.
Motorola used to manufacture smartphones that mostly were nothing to write home about until it released the flagship Motorola Edge+ in early 2020. The company could be stepping up its flagship efforts with a future device that appears to have crazy specs and internals.
According to the German website TechnikNews, Motorola is already working on a next-generation flagship device, which looks like a worthy challenger to the best Android phones arriving this year. Codenamed "Frontier," the upcoming smartphone is said to have a 200MP main sensor built by Samsung.
Motorola was rumored late last year to be the first to use Samsung's huge camera sensor, so the new leak doesn't entirely come as a surprise. Rounding out the triple rear camera setup could be a 50MP ultra-wide camera and a 12MP telephoto sensor from Sony. On the front, we might see the same 60MP sensor from the Motorola Edge X30.
While the leak left out details about the phone's battery, it claims that there's support for 125W wired charging and 50W wireless charging capabilities like the OnePlus 9 Pro. The phone is also likely to run Android 12 out of the box and sport a 6.67-inch FullHD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate.
The phone will supposedly be powered by a Snapdragon SM8475 SoC, an as-yet unannounced flagship chipset that's believed to succeed Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the future. It will most likely come with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.
It could be a while before that processor becomes commercially available, especially since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is still only being rolled out to a few smartphones after its debut a few months ago.
This means that the incredibly powerful smartphone may not be available to consumers anytime soon. But, at the very least, we can expect to see a flagship Motorola phone that appears to be beefy on paper.
Motorola Edge (2021)
Because of its ultra-fast 144Hz display, impressive audio quality, and two-day battery life, the Motorola Edge (2021) is one of the best Motorola phones released in 2021. It also has a 108MP camera for greater detail.
Jay Bonggolto always keeps a nose for news. He is a tech journalist based in the Philippines who has been writing about consumer tech for the past six years and has been using various Android phones since falling in love with Jelly Bean. When he's not writing, he likes to spend time outside, stealing scenes with his phone camera.
And it will probably only see one major update that comes 9-12 months late. I'll pass. I'm finished with Motorola.
Insane specs but one update.
My projection: This will come in the second half of the year right before Android 13 and it will launch with Android 12 and maybe see one update in the summer or fall of 2023.
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