Personal a ThinkPad? This could be the smartphone you’ve got been ready for

Go away it to Lenovo to carry some cell weirdness to CES 2023. Whereas the wild west of smartphones is undoubtedly behind us — and the shortage of LG and different OEMs is not serving to — we nonetheless see a number of surprises yearly that make us flip our heads and stars. Lenovo and Motorola’s ThinkPhone is not as bizarre as, say, an idea rollable that by no means sees the sunshine of day, however in comparison with the standard lineup of telephones from Samsung and Google, there’s loads right here that may be a magnet for die-hard Android followers.



6.6″ FHD+ poLED


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Storage and RAM

128/256/512GB, 8GB or 12GB RAM

rear digicam

50MP f/1.8 most important + 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + depth sensor

entrance digicam

32MP f/2.45


5,000mAh w/ 68W fast-charging, 15W wi-fi charging


5G, twin SIM, Wi-Fi 6, NFC


USB-C, twin stereo audio system

To you

158.76mm x 74.38mm x 8.26mm / 188.5g

As you would possibly count on, the ThinkPhone by Motorola is a brand new smartphone primarily based on Lenovo’s business-focused lineup of laptops and tablets, proper all the way down to the big branding on the again of the gadget. With squared edges and a carbon fiber end, it is certain to be a controversial design. It is a fashion that went out of favor as glass-and-metal slabs got here into play, showing extra like a Blackberry gadget than anything available on the market proper now.

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Fortunately, the entrance of the cellphone is a way more acquainted sight, thanks in no small half to an enormous 6.6″ pOLED FHD+ show. It would not examine to the likes of Samsung’s greatest screens, but it surely’s a far cry from the telephones Lenovo The internals are additionally pretty spectacular; though the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is now not Qualcomm’s newest and biggest, it is nonetheless powering lots of our favourite Android telephones at the moment available on the market. in 8GB or 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and also you’re a reasonably highly effective gadget.

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After all, it isn’t all about specs. Savvy readers have doubtless noticed that mysterious pink button alongside the body of the ThinkPhone. No, it isn’t an uncomfortably excessive energy button, neither is it a shutter key for the 50MP large lens on the again (paired with a 13MP ultra-wide). Motorola partnered with Microsoft so as to add instantaneous push-to-talk communication through Groups. Simply click on and maintain the button to instantly talk with fellow staff and workforce members, similar to you are again within the days of Nextel.

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In the meantime, Lenovo’s “Assume 2 Assume” program hyperlinks the ThinkPhone with any ThinkPad available on the market, offering a number of strategies of syncing the 2 units collectively. Unified clipboards and notifications, automated file transfers, app streaming, webcams, and even an instantaneous hotspot are all obtainable in the event you purchase into the Assume ecosystem. It won’t be sufficient to sway potential Galaxy S23 patrons, however in the event you’re continuously leaping from boardroom to boardroom — digital or in any other case — this may very well be the cellphone for you.

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Lenovo and Motorola are launching the ThinkPhone within the US, Europe, Latin America, Center East, Australia and choose Asian international locations someday in 2023, however we’ll need to hold ready on precise availability and pricing. It would simply be Motorola’s most fascinating non-foldable in years, however we’ll have to attend just a little longer to see if it is price shopping for outdoors of the enterprise world.