Motorola Frontier leaks with Samsung 200MP sensor

Michail, 28 March 2022

Motorola’s rumored 2022 flagship Android phone is expected to bring a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset alongside Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor and we just got our first live look at the alleged device thanks to a Chinese tipster.

Motorola Frontier camera island
Motorola Frontier camera island

The upcoming Motorola Frontier houses a huge camera island on its back with a massive cutout for the 200MP main sensor. The accompanying text on the side confirms this is in fact the 200MP HP1 sensor with OIS and a f/2.2 aperture. According to details provided by Samsung, the 200MP sensor can function as several different sensors thanks to the deep learning-based remosaicing algorithm.

Samsung HP1 can do 2x2 pixel binning, which results in 50 MP resolution with an effective pixel size of 1.28 µm. There’s also a 4x4 binning mode with 16 sensor pixels used to create one big image pixel with the equivalent of 12.5MP resolution and 2.56µm pixels. It can shoot up to 8K video at 30 fps with the field of view shrinking as little as possible.

Motorola Frontier render
Motorola Frontier render

Motorola Frontier is also rumored to bring a curved 6.67-inch pOLED with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 60MP selfie cam. Elsewhere we get confirmation of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus chipset which will be paired with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. Speculations suggest a 4,500 mAh battery with 125W wired charging and wireless charging which will vary between 30W and 50W speeds. Motorola Frontier is rumored to launch in July.

Source (in Chinese) | Via


Reader comments

  • Truther
  • 03 Apr 2022
  • xdw

Would much rather see more companies use that 1" Sony sensor and innovate on that rather than try to stuff more pixels into overly binned sensors

Well yes. People thinking is ridiculous because more megapixel always doesnt means better camera. But if apple will give 48 mpix we can assume even lowest of the low android with speedtrum CPU and Android go edition will starts at 50 mpix camer...

They aren't that good compared to the 12MP binned images which is the main purpose of the QB sensors. They would definitely have more noise, but processing is important, you're right about that.

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