Leak Reveals Motorola’s Lenovo-Branded ThinkPhone
(Credit: The Tech Outlook)Lenovo has dabbled in phones over the years, but most of its mobile efforts are concentrated in its Motorola subsidiary. A new leak from The Tech Outlook claims that Motorola is preparing to launch a Lenovo-branded smartphone called the ThinkPhone. The physical style is akin to the ThinkPad laptops, and it looks like it’ll have some high-end specs.
If you’re getting tired of the glass backs on most phones, the ThinkPhone might be a refreshing change for you. It has an Aramid fiber body similar to Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops. There’s an additional button on the left edge, possibly a configurable shortcut key, adding a pop of color reminiscent of the Trackpoint nub on ThinkPad laptops.
The source claims this device measures 158.7 by 74.4 by 8.3 mm, which is similar in size to the Samsung Galaxy S22+. The device is alleged to have a 144Hz 6.6-inch pOLED display at an unusual 1,800 x 2,400 resolution, and the bezels around the screen are small and symmetrical — at least in the render. Not only are renders often a bit generous, but these are also leaks that may not reflect the final product. The leak additionally claims the ThinkPhone’s display will feature 1,200 nits of brightness, which would make it one of the brightest smartphone screens on the market.
The leak does not include any speculation on price, but this doesn’t look like a budget phone, and it’s missing some of the nice-to-have features you’d expect from a $1,000+ flagship. The ThinkPhone is said to run on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, which is yesterday’s news now that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has been announced. It also has a 50MP primary camera paired with a 13MP ultrawide and a low-resolution 2MP depth sensor. Flagship phones usually have a telephoto lens in the mix back there. The front reportedly has a 32MP selfie camera in a punch-hole display cutout.
Some Motorola devices, particularly those outside its traditional product families, are only released in Lenovo’s home country of China. However, the leaked renders of the ThinkPhone show Google apps like Chrome and Duo on the home screen. These apps aren’t available in China, so there will be some international availability. The leak speculates that the phone may launch in 2023. It should run Android 13 out of the box, possibly with some special integrations for Lenovo laptops.