Lenovo is celebrating 30 years of the ThinkPad by giving its longstanding line of business-oriented laptops a new friend. The Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola is meant to be a companion to the ThinkPad, with all the security features expected from IT departments. And, the new pair will be able to work together seamlessly — put a ThinkPhone and a ThinkPad close together, and they’ll detect each other and connect automatically.
The Lenovo ThinkPhone is a 6.6-inch device with an FHD+ display, and is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform and has Android 13 installed. Not bad — it might not have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform that we’ll see in a lot of flagship phones this year, but having last year’s latest and greatest under the hood still means this phone will be a performance workhorse. The phone will be available with 8 GB or 12 GB of RAM, with 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB storage options.
But, more than anything, Lenovo wants folks to know this is a Think device through and through. The ThinkPhone will have a customizable red button on its side, which pays homage to the red button that has become a signature characteristic of ThinkPad laptops’ keyboards.
Lenovo repeatedly emphasized the security features of the ThinkPhone, so much so that it claimed the new smartphone would set IT departments at ease. The Lenovo ThinkPhone will come with a ThinkShield security feature, packed with security and support tools that leverage specialized hardware, software, and processes to secure the device.
One of the AI security features Lenovo talked about was Moto Threat Defense, a security solution that uses the device’s hardware and AI features to enhance device security. There’s also the Moto Secure app, which serves as a security and privacy hub; the Moto OEMConfig and Moto Device Manager, which are device management solutions that allow companies to manage multiple ThinkPhones within their workforce; and Moto KeySafe, which uses a separate processor to secure sensitive data on the ThinkPhone, such as pins, passwords, and cryptographic keys.
Although its primary value proposition is the security features, the ThinkPhone still has other competitive specs. The ThinkPhone has a 50MP main camera on its rear, a 13MP ultra-wide/macro lens, and a depth sensor. The rear main camera can shoot up to 8K UHD at 30fps, while the ultra-wide/macro lens can shoot up to 4K UHD at 30fps. Meanwhile, it will have a 32MP camera in front.
The Lenovo ThinkPhone comes with a 5000mAh battery, which is being promoted as capable of delivering up to 36 hours of battery life on standby. It also has quick charging capabilities when charged with a 68W TurboPower charger that will be included with the phone.
How much will the ThinkPhone cost?
For consumers interested in the ThinkPhone, the device will be available universally unlocked on Motorola.com and Lenovo.com, with a retail price of $699.99, starting from April 28th
Starting from April 26th, business customers in the United States can get their hands on the Lenovo ThinkPhone, through selected B2B channels. If you’re an enterprise consumer, you can either buy the device from a trusted Lenovo business partner or directly from a Lenovo sales representative.
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