Keep in mind when the enterprise-pleasant ThinkPhone was expected to cost north of $1,000 in the US? That is completely not the case in spite of everything, with the primary-ever Motorola-and-Lenovo-co-branded cellular system accessible stateside beginning at this time at “solely” $699 in a single 256GB storage variant.
That clearly does not put the sturdy 6.6-incher in the identical pricing class because the best budget phones on the market, however it does undercut Samsung’s complete Galaxy S23 household, in addition to the likes of Motorola’s personal Edge+ (2022) flagship (a minimum of at its “common” worth).
Granted, the “Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola” or simply “ThinkPhone by Motorola” is not fairly as highly effective as the general best Android phones accessible at this time, packing a barely outdated Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. However the P-OLED display screen is a stunner, supporting state-of-the-artwork 144Hz refresh fee know-how, the hefty 5,000mAh battery is geared up with blazing quick 68W charging capabilities, and above all, the safety and productiveness options supplied listed here are unmatched, particularly at $699.
The first-of-a-type ThinkPhone can sync to your Lenovo ThinkPad laptop computer with excessive ease and velocity, and the identical really goes for Home windows PCs from different manufacturers as effectively. File transfers between your handset and laptop are additionally seamless, and with regards to knowledge privateness and safety, Lenovo’s ThinkShield software program and Moto KeySafe performance have you ever coated in any scenario and circumstances.
On high of every thing, the not-too-chunky Lenovo/Motorola ThinkPhone is impressively made to deal with the occasional drop on a tough floor along with water immersion, mud, grime, and sand due to an unusually sturdy physique combining your “normal” aluminum with aramid fiber supplies.
Now, the rear-going through digital camera system is not precisely exceptional, together with a 50MP main shooter, 13MP extremely-vast-angle secondary sensor, and 2MP depth lens, however you clearly cannot have all of it… at $699. Sadly, US availability may show to be a little bit of an issue too, with regional gross sales kicked off at this time by means of “choose” enterprise channels and an “growth” to Motorola‘s US web site scheduled for this Friday, April 28. There are not any phrases on different shops or retailers becoming a member of the occasion anytime quickly, which in all probability means… they will not.