Motorola reveals unusual focal lengths for X30 Pro’s triple camera

Enrique, 30 June 2022

Motorola posted a teaser for its upcoming X30 Pro flagship smartphone. This is the same smartphone expected to come equipped with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset and a 200MP main camera sensor. Motorola may launch the X30 Pro as the Motorola Frontier in markets outside of China.

The teaser reveals that the Moto X30 Pro will use three different focal lengths on its camera system in what is an unusual setup in the smartphone realm. 35mm is the widest it goes, matching the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra's main camera that we really liked in our review. You then get 50mm telephoto, which would be about 2x magnification on most other smartphones out there, but a modest 1.4x on the Moto. Finally, there's going to be a 85mm longer telephoto camera.

If you've been serious about DSLR photography you'd know that the three focal lengths are not accidentally chosen. We are not so sure how well the lack of ultrawide camera will sit with potential users, though.

Motorola teases X30 Pro’s triple cameras’ focal lengths

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Last month, Motorola teased a smartphone that would launch in July will arrive with a 200MP main camera. We are expecting to see the long-anticipated Motorola Frontier at this event, though Moto may have more than one smartphone coming with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and a 200MP camera.

Motorola Frontier render
Motorola Frontier render

The Motorola Frontier will use Samsung’s 200MP ISOCELL HP1 sensor which can output 12.5MP or 50MP still images with support for 8K video recording at 30fps. The Frontier is also rumored to come with a curved 6.67-inch OLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate. There’s also a 60MP selfie camera and speculation of a 4,500 mAh battery with wired 125W fast-charging.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Jul 2022
  • jyG

How could a 12MP telephoto camera at 85mm focal length ever outperform 1.7x digital zoom on a 200MP sensor at 50mm?

  • Alex
  • 23 Jul 2022
  • HBh

"you're very welcome" lol Imagine someone proving other people completely right but because he knows nothing about what he's talking, he still acts all witty like he's proud of showing his "superior" intelect... ...

  • S Yu
  • 14 Jul 2022
  • vU9

It forms a rough 2x-2x relationship between the 3 lenses, and leaves relatively conservative FoV that allows for a large sensor paired with a fast lens. The Aquos R6 has a 21mm equiv. at 1" f/2 as its only back camera module, without an overly t...

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