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CES 2023: The (Lenovo) ThinkPhone by Motorola became the top business device

The rumors were true, Lenovo really prepared a ThinkPad phone for CES in Las Vegas. The device is finally a ThinkPhone by Motorola named as Motorola is a stronger name in the mobile industry. The hardware of the ThinkPhone is therefore quite similar to the well-known Motorola Edge 30 Ultra high-end device. This means that the machine is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 platform, with 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR4X operational memory and 128, 256 or 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

The display is a 6.6-inch pOLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 144 Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. At the same time, the panel is not curved on the right and left edges, it looks at the user with a symmetrical notch and a 32 MP camera with a hole in the top-center of the display. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. The mobile is only available in one color (black), the back is made of carbon fiber, and there is a programmable red button on the aluminum frame. The device housing is also IP68 and MIL-STD 810H certified, which means it can withstand a 1.25-meter drop or a half-hour swim at a depth of 1.5 meters.

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There is a 5000 mAh battery under the back cover, for which the phone offers 68-watt wired charging and 15-watt wireless charging. The charger is of course a standard accessory in the box. There are three cameras on the back, a 50 MP (f/1.8) main camera with PDAF and OIS, a 13 MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide and an auxiliary sensor, and an LED flash.


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This does not seem exciting so far, but the software has some extras that ThinkPad users will find useful. Such is the connection called Think 2 Think, which synchronizes the phone and the machine, it is possible to wirelessly send text and images, documents drag and drop way to copy, share notifications, use the phone’s camera hardware as a webcam, and run Android applications in a window on the laptop. The ThinkPhone comes pre-installed with Microsoft 365, Outlook and Teams. In addition to the Snapdragon SoC, there is also a Moto KeySafe security processor in the device, on which the phone stores saved passcodes, passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive data. The phone also runs Moto OEMConfig natively, a device manager that allows system administrators to easily manage the phone remotely.

With the cooperation between ThinkPad and ThinkPhone, they are trying to convince potential customers of the advantages of the phone.With the cooperation between ThinkPad and ThinkPhone, they are trying to convince potential customers of the advantages of the phone. With the cooperation between ThinkPad and ThinkPhone, they are trying to convince potential customers of the advantages of the phone. [+]

Lenovo has not yet announced a price for the device, but they assured the audience that the mobile will be available in the United States, Europe, some countries in South America, Australia, some countries in the Middle East, and some countries in Asia. On the other hand, it will not be possible for someone to buy the ThinkPhone as an end user, because Lenovo only plans B2B sales, that is, it is only aimed at business customers. Lenovo ships the device with Android 13 and promises four years of software support.

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