Lenovo has unveiled its first smartphone with the “Think” branding, the ThinkPhone by Motorola, which takes design cues from the popular ThinkPad series. The device is now available for purchase, though at a higher-than-anticipated price point.
Although Lenovo officially introduced the ThinkPhone by Motorola at CES 2023, details regarding its price and availability were not disclosed at the time.
And this is even though the equipment cannot keep up with current flagships. Lenovo relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 from the previous year and a triple camera that could come straight from a mid-range smartphone, including a 50 MP f/1.8 main camera with a sensor in 1/1.5 inch format, 13 MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera and 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie camera has a resolution of 32 MP.
All this is in a stable IP68 frame made of aircraft aluminum with aramit polymer for the back and a carbon fiber design – together with the ThinkPhone logo, the Moto ThinkPhone looks very well with the ThinkPad series. This also applies to the red button on the left side of the case, which looks like the ThinkPad TrackPoint. In this case, the button serves as a configurable special key.
The front of the case is a 6.6-inch pOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a frame rate of 144 Hz. The battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh and can be charged either via USB-C with up to 68 watts or wirelessly with 15 watts.
A bit disappointing for a Think device: there is no microSD port and no 3.5mm audio port either. In addition, the single USB-C port only supports “USB 3.1”. At least the ThinkPhone supports WiFi 6E.
ThinkPhone by Motorola price and availability
However, the device has been listed on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk for $1,081 and £958.40, respectively, for the unlocked model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage. This makes the Motorola ThinkPhone pricier than some of the top-of-the-line flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (battery test).