Motorola’s Edge 30 Ultra is a powerful Galaxy Note rival

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Motorola has been offering stylus-toting phones for a while now, but they’ve mostly been ditched in the budget segment and without any standout tricks. Now it appears that the company is set to make a high-end phone with stylus support, which offers a few neat features just like Samsung’s Galaxy Note series devices.

Motorola Smart Stylus

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One xda-developers Quoting a reliable source, the report claims that the upcoming Motorola Edge 30 Ultra will offer stylus input support. But the pen in question isn’t your average idle pen. Instead, it will borrow some of its capabilities from the Bluetooth-paired Samsung S Pen that shipped with the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The report calls it the Motorola Smart Stylus, and claims that it will support air gestures and also offer wireless charging. When paired with an external display, it can be used as a wireless pointer device. Plus, the buttons on Motorola’s stylus will double as a media playback control hub as well.

Motorola’s “next-gen” stylus is said to resemble the stylus that Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S21 Ultra. But it appears Motorola is going down the same path of folly as Samsung did last year. Instead of shipping the stylus with the phone or inserting it inside the slot, Samsung sold it separately because the Galaxy S21 Ultra didn’t have a slot for the S Pen. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is said to pull off the same stunt, and Motorola will sell a smart folio case with a dedicated pocket to hold the stylus.

Motorola Smart Stylus and Folio Case.

To put it simply, Samsung’s stylus strategy wasn’t particularly well received, especially among people salty about the rumored death of the Galaxy Note line. Although Motorola is repeating the error of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, it is said to offer something extra. The report mentions that when Motorola’s Smart Folio Case will be implemented on its upcoming flagships, the stylus will also receive some additional functions.

As soon as the stylus is taken out of the case, the software will automatically detect its movement. And when the stylus has been out for a while but no activity is found, users will receive a warning about the same, apparently as a way to save some precious battery juice. Users can also configure it to launch the app every time the stylus is removed. And while resting inside the case pocket, the stylus draws power from the phone for wireless charging.

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Adding more about the “folio case”, the leaked schematics show an open stripe vertically down the middle to expose a portion of the screen. This area will allow users to quickly check the time, battery status, notifications, and handle incoming call alerts. The base is similar to the folio cases that Samsung has been selling for a while now.

Leaked render of Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

rumor specs

As for the phone itself, alleged renders have already popped up online (via) 91mobiles , onleaks), giving us a glimpse of its fairly boring design. But the internal hardware is an entirely different story. Leaked specifications predict a 144Hz OLED display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, along with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage to take care of things.

The triple-lens array at the back includes a 50-megapixel main snapper, a 50-megapixel camera for ultra-wide-angle photography, and a 2-megapixel camera for depth sensing or macro shots . The front camera means business too, as leaks have predicted a 60-megapixel sensor sitting behind it. The 5,000mAh battery is said to provide juice, but there is no word about its fast charging or wireless top-up capabilities.

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