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A Lenovo ThinkPad smartphone could be on the way

This might just be a rebranded Motorola phone rather than an all-new offering.
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October 14, 2022
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review logo closeup with red dot
TL;DR
  • Lenovo could be working on a ThinkPad smartphone.
  • The so-called ThinkPhone might be rebranded Motorola device, though.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad series of laptops have been around for years now, but it looks like the company might soon leverage the brand for its smartphone business.

Veteran tipster Evan Blass posted a low-resolution render on 91mobiles showing a smartphone with what seems to be a ThinkPhone badge on its back. You can view this image below.

Blass also notes that the supposed ThinkPhone shares the same model number (XT-2309) as an upcoming 2023 Motorola handset dubbed Bronco. This suggests that the ThinkPhone will be a rebranded Motorola device rather than an all-new phone.

Bronco is tipped to be an Edge series handset that could arrive with a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a triple rear camera system (50MP main, 13MP ultrawide, 2MP depth).

It’s unclear if a ThinkPad smartphone will actually see the light of day, but we hope Lenovo brings a few more additions if it’s a rebranded offering. Motorola and Lenovo already have a feature-filled desktop mode on Android, so a ThinkPad wireless keyboard (complete with the signature mouse nub) seems like a sensible starting point.

Would you buy a ThinkPad smartphone?

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