Lenovo unveilsThinkPhone by Motorola


Lenovo has come out with the ThinkPhone by Motorola, aimed particularly at businesses.

The smartphone is designed to link mobile and desktop working, with the Ready For system to integrate with Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. It will launch over the coming months in the US, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Australia and select countries across Asia.

Emphasis on security

The handset promises full manageability and security for businesses, backed by the ThinkShield security platform along with hardware-based and AI-based security such as Moto Threat Defense. Organisations can deploy ThinkPhones to end users with zero-touch provisioning manage their entire fleet of ThinkPhones with device management systems such as Moto OEMConfig and Moto Device Manager.

The phone also comes with Moto Secure, an app that serves as a hub for items related to security and privacy. Combined with Moto OEMConfig or Moto Device Manager, IT administrators can remotely configure Moto Secure features on the device, from lock screen settings to network alerts to pin layout scrambling. The Moto KeySafe, a separate processor running on Android, adds an additional layer of security by isolating Pins, passwords, and cryptographic keys, storing them in a tamper-resistant environment.

Red Key

The ThinkPhone also has the customizable Red Key on the side to provide immediate access to critical business and field apps or instantly integrate the mobile and PC experiences.

The device is MIL STD 810H certified, features a lightweight aramid fibre that Lenovo says is stronger than steel, an aircraft-grade aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass Victus on the screen for resistance to shocks and drops from up to 1.25 meters. It can withstand dust and water immersion with a depth of up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. 

Motorola cooperates with Microsoft for easy remote working

At launch, the ThinkPhone will come with Microsoft 365, Outlook, and Teams mobile apps preloaded. Motorola and Microsoft are also working together to release additional experiences including adding push-to-talk capabilities through the red key, allowing users to have instant communication on the Walkie Talkie app through Microsoft Teams.

The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor and supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6E. It comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ display and a large battery (36 hours) plus a 68W TurboPower universal charger. Finally, the device has a 50MP Ultra Pixel camera aimed at delivering premium image quality on every video call no matter the lighting conditions. 

More devices unveiled at CES 2023

At CES 2023, Lenovo also introduced a new lineup of Yoga, ThinkPad, ThinkBook, Lenovo Legion, IdeaPad and IdeaCentre PCs and gaming products, plus the Lenovo Tab Extreme and Project Chronos concept. The tentatively named project is a new technology that captures a user’s movement, enabling them to interact and perform activities in 3D virtual worlds without glasses or wearables.