Motorola ThinkPhone: European pricing and release window leaks for business orientated smartphone
Roland Quandt has shed light of the availability of the ThinkPhone by Motorola, a crossover smartphone that Lenovo showcased during CES 2023. Effectively a re-branded Motorola Edge 30 Fusion, the ThinkPhone has a 144 Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset and a 5,000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging. The ThinkPhone also has a 50 MP primary camera, a 13 MP ultra-wide and a 32 MP front-facing camera in most markets.
Lenovo did not announce any pricing details during the ThinkPhone's launch, nor a release date. Instead, the company outlined that the smartphone would be available in the 'coming months' across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. According to Quandt, Lenovo initially planned to limit the ThinkPhone's reach to corporate service contracts, despite announcing it during a consumer-facing trade show. Quandt reports that this is no longer the case, albeit without explaining the change in direction.
Supposedly, the ThinkPhone will be available to non-business customers later this month with 256 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. By contrast, business customers will have up to four storage options to choose from, including an edition with 512 GB of storage and 12 GB of RAM. Worse still, the consumer-facing ThinkPhone will retail for €999, up to €500 more than the similarly-equipped Edge 30 Fusion. In fact, the ThinkPhone will be more expensive than the Edge 30 Ultra, currently Motorola's flagship smartphone.