fast smartphone with a focus on security

The Motorola ThinkPhone has been officially announced. The new smartphone is aimed at business users and has a number of useful functions.

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Motorola ThinkPhone officially unveiled

Lenovo kicks off the year with ‘ThinkPhone by Motorola’, a new smartphone aimed at business users. As the name suggests, there is a link to the company’s ThinkPad laptops. The phone also has a strong focus on security, keeping important data safe.

For example, there is a Moto KeySafe chip on which sensitive information is stored. In addition, Motorola promises to provide the ThinkPhone with long-term updates. The device runs on Android 13 and receives three major version updates; up to and including Android 16. In addition, four years of security updates are released; monthly for the first three years, every two months for the last year.

Important is Think2Think, a function to ensure better integration between Android and Windows. ThinkPhone can work better with any computer running Windows 10 or later. For example, it is possible to copy and paste text from the smartphone to a laptop and vice versa. You can also run mobile apps on Windows computers, multitask and easily exchange files.

Another feature is ‘Advanced Webcam’. This allows the camera on the Motorola ThinkPhone to be used as a webcam for video calling on a laptop. This should ensure (much) better image quality; after all, the camera on an Android device is much better than the (often mediocre) built-in webcams in laptops.

Red key and robust housing

The Motorola ThinkPhone also has a red key, the same button found on the company’s ThinkPad laptops. You can assign the button, which is on the left side of the house, to certain actions. You simply press the button twice to turn on an option, e.g. With a single tap, you can open an app of your choice. Motorola says you can link any Android app to the Red Key.

Motorola ThinkPhone official

It is also striking that the ThinkPhone has a robust housing. The phone has an aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back. That layer protects against scratches and cracks. The smartphone is also both MIL-STD-810H and IP68 certified, so it can withstand drops, water and dust.

ThinkPhone specifications

Then the internal hardware of the Motorola ThinkPhone. The device is powered by Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, Qualcomm’s second fastest chip. Motorola adds 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage here. 5G support is present, as well as stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos and bluetooth 5.2.

The OLED screen is 6.6 inches and has full HD resolution. The refresh rate is 120Hz, which makes images and animations much smoother. There is a small hole in the display for the 32-megapixel selfie camera. On the back we see three more lenses: a 50 megapixel main camera, 13 megapixel wide-angle lens for wide-angle shots and close-ups and finally a depth sensor.

The battery is 5000 mAh and can be quickly charged with a maximum of 68 Watts, just like the Motorola Edge 30 Pro. The fast charger is included as standard. According to Motorola, fifteen minutes of charging is enough to use the ThinkPhone for a full working day. Full charging (from 0 to 100 percent) takes about 40 minutes. Wireless charging is also possible and it is done with a maximum of 15 Watts, which is quite a bit slower.

Motorola ThinkPhone release and price

Motorola announces that the ThinkPhone the end of January shown in the Netherlands. The suggested retail price will be announced at a later date.

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