Motorola introduced the ThinkPhone smartphone. For some reason, some sources call it the Lenovo ThinkPhone, but the device itself does not seem to have the Lenovo brand listed anywhere.
In any case, Motorola is owned by Lenovo, so this is not a particularly important aspect. Significantly, this is the first Think-branded smartphone that Lenovo acquired with IBM’s PC business. Such products are usually focused on the business segment.
In the case of the ThinkPhone, the positioning is about the same. In particular, Motorola highlights a number of features that should make it easier to use the novelty as a working tool. Here is what Motorola itself writes about this:
- Instant Connect: Phone and PC can instantly detect each other and connect when they are nearby and on the same Wi-Fi network.
- Unified Clipboard: Easily copy and paste text or recent photos, scanned documents and videos between devices.
- Unified Notifications: Phone notifications appear simultaneously on the phone and in the Windows Action Center. Clicking on a notification automatically launches the corresponding phone application on the PC screen.
- File Drop: Drag and drop files between ThinkPhone and PC.
- App Streaming: Open any Android app directly on PC.
- Advanced Webcam: Use your ThinkPhone cameras as a webcam for video calls.
As you can see, there are really a lot of functions, and they are primarily focused on improving the interaction between a smartphone and a PC. In addition, Microsoft 365, Outlook and Teams are preinstalled on the smartphone out of the box.
Another feature is the red button on the side. She is responsible for the Walkie Talkie feature in Teams. And you can also project the Windows desktop screen onto your smartphone and thus control your PC.
Separately, physical protection can be distinguished within the framework of the MIL-STD-810H standard, which is provided, among other things, by a back cover made of aramid fiber. Water and dust protection (IP68) is also included.
Software protection is provided by the ThinkShield security platform, Moto Threat Defense software, Moto OEMConfig and Moto Device Manager. The Moto Secure app allows you to remotely configure settings for the lock screen, network alerts, and more for corporate customers. And the smartphone is equipped with a separate Moto KeySafe security processor.
As for the more familiar parameters, the heart of the novelty is the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC, there are 8 or 12 GB of RAM, from 128 to 512 GB of flash memory, a 5000 mAh battery with support for 68 W wired charging and 15-watt wireless , 50MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide angle, Wi-Fi 6E, stereo speakers and a 6.6″ pOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, but no increased frame rate.
The novelty will appear on sale in the coming months, but there is no price yet. Given the hardware characteristics and many software solutions, the smartphone will definitely not be cheap.