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Earth Day 2023: Investing in our planet

Each year, April 22nd marks an important day for our planet – Earth Day – a day dedicated to honoring the achievements of the environmental movement and raising awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. As a global technology powerhouse operating in markets across the globe, we fully understand the role we have in raising awareness and taking action to help protect our planet. In 2021, we announced a set of long-term KPIs that will help to do so, including achieving a 30% improvement in the energy efficiency of our mobile phones by FY 29/30.

As a Lenovo company, we are actively committed to investing in our planet through a number of key initiatives that will help to improve energy efficiency, increase sustainable packaging and product design, and reduce emissions. In January 2023, Lenovo announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with science-based targets validated through the Science Based Targets initiative’s Net-Zero Standard. 

To learn more about all of the actions Lenovo as a whole is taking to build a brighter, more sustainable future for our customers, colleagues, communities, and planet, visit https://news.lenovo.com/campaign/earth-day-2023.

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Hello camera: multiple enhancements are available for Motorola’s latest premium devices

Capturing photos and videos, in a quick, effortless way is a must-have for smartphone users. In fact, more than 90% of consumers are using the camera in the automatic mode, which means they simply open the app, point and shoot. Knowing how important it is to capture these notable moments on the fly, Motorola is bringing new camera software updates to its portfolio.

Keeping photographers ahead of the curve, these new updates contribute to the exceptional triple high-res camera system on the motorola edge 40 pro. The main 50MP camera offers OIS, instant all-pixel focus, and large 2.0um ultra pixels that help capture photos that are crystal-clear in any light. The camera system also includes a 50MP ultrawide camera with Macro Vision, 60MP front camera with Quad Pixel technology and a 12MP telephoto portrait camera with 2x optical zoom, so that consumers can take breathtaking content of everything – from stunning landscapes to extreme closeups, and even more flattering shots of people.

The camera features and what they’re all about

From image quality enhancements to new capabilities, Motorola is releasing a combination of video and camera improvements across the entire camera system. Internal data revealed that 70% of videos recorded with Motorola smartphones are less than 60 seconds. So, to help users capture content that is both momentary and memorable, Motorola has introduced a new set of features to take videos to the next level:

– Horizon Lock Stabilization: Photographers can now use the new “Horizon Lock” feature to keep the footage stabilized and automatically locked onto the horizon, even while rotating up to a full 360°. This is great for action scenarios where there would be heavy camera movement like skateboarding, skiing or kayaking.

– Video Auto Focus Tracking: Users can enable this feature to keep their subject crystal-clear and in focus even when it’s in motion throughout the frame. For example, if recording a video of a child running around, and another person enters the scene, the focus will stay locked on the original subject.

– Video Portrait (bokeh): Consumers can take videos like a professional by creating a beautiful soft focus background behind their subject. This AI-based effect is ideal for users who want a singular subject as their focal point.

– Video Night Vision: When shooting videos in low-light environments, consumers can switch to Night Vision mode for video to capture brighter footage with more detail, better clarity, and more accurate color. The AI-based algorithm applies lighting techniques to low-light scenarios, increasing the overall brightness and decreasing noise at the same time.

– Vlog mode: Motorola’s Dual Capture feature has been enhanced even more for videos. Now, when users select the Vlog mode audio icon, the picture-in-picture window only appears when voice is detected from the front side. And when someone isn’t speaking, the window automatically disappears. This allows customers to easily add commentary while recording.

Additionally, consumers can expect brilliant images and videos when using certain social media applications, which now support secondary cameras like ultrawide and telephoto, as well as features like Dual Capture, directly within apps, if applicable.

Availability

These new camera features are available in selected motorola edge smartphones, including the new motorola edge+.

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Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola arrives with Moto KeySafe for tamper-resistant protection

Over the years we have developed and enhanced our ThinkShield platform to deliver business-grade security, manageability, productivity, and service features for our smartphones. And with Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola we’re continuing our commitment to deliver customers unparalleled security with Moto KeySafe, which provides our smartphones with the latest device security technology. With Moto KeySafe, our devices have a security processor dedicated to running processes more securely and better protecting sensitive data and information.

With this capability we are able to deliver hardware-level security with tamper-resistant protection. As a physically isolated processor, Moto KeySafe helps counter against malicious attacks on the core processor. One way it provides this protection is by having its own separate memory location where highly sensitive digital keys are stored. Additionally the firmware running on this processor is further hardened to withstand attacks. With this level of protection, sensitive processes (e.g. device unlock and file encryption) and data are better protected from advanced attacks (e.g. physical and side-channel attacks).

You can think of Moto KeySafe like having a hidden safe inside your home or office. All Motorola devices with ThinkShield built-in security have superior protection. But with Moto KeySafe, selected devices will have an additional layer to protect against advanced attacks. 

Operating environment formally certified with high security level to protect sensitive data

We are able to deliver Moto KeySafe in collaboration with industry partners, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and Google. Moto KeySafe’s current implementation is based on the secure processing unit in the Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform and follows Android security requirements for Strongbox Keymaster. With this implementation, Moto KeySafe delivers a certified platform with further enhanced security to our consumers.

Enables digital keys for cars, digital wallet for e-money solutions and others

With Moto KeySafe, sensitive processes use additional layers of advanced authentication. An example of a sensitive process is the device lock using a pin or password and file encryption. For these processes to work, the devices will store digital keys and these keys are checked every time the process is run. Now with Moto KeySafe, these digital keys are stored in a separate place with additional authentication to access them for added security. In the technical world, this is called a keymaster HAL (hardware abstraction layer).

Motorola devices with Moto KeySafe are ready for solutions such as digital car and house keys, digital passports and driver licenses, and advanced payment solutions that require uncompromised levels of security. With Moto KeySafe built-in, developers of these new solutions are able to leverage our dedicated security processor to provide their users with peace of mind that their most valuable assets are being protected on a Motorola device.

Moto KeySafe will be available in select devices, including the motorola edge 30 ultra and Lenovo ThinkPhone by Motorola .

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welcome to life at the speed of moto g power 5G

For powerful performance at an accessible price point, look no further than the new moto g power 5G. Joining the g family lineup in North America, moto g power 5G puts you in the fast lane with superfast 5G speeds1, an incredible display experience and extraordinary battery life.

giving new meaning to performance and viewability

The new moto g power 5G features the MediaTek Dimensity 930 octa-core processor, unleashing powerful 5G performance1 and offering frequencies up to 2.2GHz1, so you can experience captivating videography, premium multimedia and reliable gaming without glitches. Get faster downloads in seconds2 and exceptional power efficiency, thanks to advanced 5G that has been integrated into the 6nm chip. Plus, with 4GB/6GB3 of memory, switching back and forth between apps is smooth and seamless.

Built with viewing and comfort in mind, the display on the moto g power 5G gives you the best of both worlds. Complete with a 6.5” Full HD+ display and 120Hz refresh rate, the moto g power 5G delivers fluid gameplay and scrolling with razor-sharp details on an 84% screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, stereo speakers and the spatial sound of Dolby Atmos® add a new layer to your favorite songs and movies, creating an immersive visual-audio experience.

seizing the moment with a battery and camera that can keep up

Look forward to a massive 5000mAh battery offering up to 38 hours4 of battery life, so keeping up on the go is the least of your worries. Listen to playlists for longer, video chat with friends for hours on end and binge watch your go-to shows. Do all of this with the space to do even more, thanks to 128GB/256GB of built-in storage4 and the option to add up to 1TB more using a microSD card.3,5,6

Plus, with a 50MP camera system, you can capture your surroundings with precision and accuracy – no matter the time of day. Whether you’re snapping photos of the sunrise or sunset, the 50MP main camera with Quad Pixel technology lets in more light for sharper, brighter photos. The 2MP Macro Vision camera ensures that every detail is visible and enhanced while the 2MP depth sensor creates picture-perfect portraits ideal for your social profiles. On the front, a 16MP selfie camera allows you to capture exceptional photos of you and your friends.

personalizing your experience and protecting your data in new ways

Android™ 13 enhances your experiences so your phone looks and feels like it’s yours. Whether you’re customizing your apps by color, theme or language, managing your notifications to prevent overload, or having your media player match your personal music taste, define your color palette and customize your experience in a way that works for you. Android 13 also features a centralized hub for security and privacy settings, including a new “privacy check-up” feature, offering more control over which information apps can and can’t access, including app notifications and clipboard history.

Taking security even further, the moto g power comes equipped with the new Moto Secure App. Powered by ThinkShield, Moto Secure is your go-to destination for all vital device security and privacy features. Within the app, you can quickly check and control protections to all Android and Motorola-related apps and settings. From there, add an extra layer of protection to sensitive information and apps by hiding select apps and files in Secure Folder, which is protected by a PIN. You can also minimize risks when connecting to public Wi-Fi and cellular networks with the Network Protection feature, control your lock screen options with Lock Screen Security or activate PIN Pad Scramble for extra peace of mind. Monitor and manage all of this and more with the Privacy Dashboard, which gives you a clear and comprehensive view of which apps have accessed your calendar, contacts, files, camera, microphone and location during the past 24 hours. 

Lastly, check out Family Space, which allows you to create a designated “safe space” on your phone where kids can learn and play. Set limits on screen time to promote healthy digital experiences, and control which apps are accessible so that you can help keep unwanted or inappropriate content away from little ones. You can even create multiple profiles, so everyone is free to explore on their own.

availability and pricing

In the U.S., the new moto g power 5G will be available universally unlocked at Best Buy, Amazon.com and Motorola.com starting April 13 (MSRP: $299.99). The device will also be available at Metro by T-Mobile, Spectrum Mobile, and Xfinity Mobile in the coming months.*

In Canada, the new moto g power 5G will be available universally unlocked at motorola.ca in the coming months.

*Pricing varies by carrier; to be communicated by carriers upon availability

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Introducing the new motorola edge 40 pro: flawless design meets unbounded performance

Meet the new motorola edge 40 pro, a smartphone that stands out with the beauty and comfort of its quad-curved, endless edge design, groundbreaking speed of Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Mobile Platform—Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2—triple high-res camera system, and efficient battery with ultra-fast charging capabilities. 

The design of edge 40 pro is crafted for unparalleled comfort, curved on every side and with every edge to reach symmetrical perfection. It features a borderless display so the focus is on the device content— not bezels or smudges. With anti-fingerprint coating on the front and velvet anti-glare glass inlay on the back make the edge 40 pro equally as beautiful as it is comfortable in hand. Both sides of the device are protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® for extra protection against scratches, sharp contact, and drops. Each side is exquisitely blended into a thin, precision-cut aluminum frame and even the camera housing takes on a bold new look, while still fitting seamlessly into the overall phone design. Plus, IP68 provides underwater protectionup to 1.5 meters in freshwater for up to 30 minutes, which means users no longer need to panic if their device accidentally gets dropped in water. The borderless 6.67” FHD+ pOLED display comes with a speedy 165Hz refresh rate for seamless scrolling, gaming, and switching between tasks.

On top of its design, the new motorola edge 40 pro is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, which features a CPU delivering 35% faster CPU performance and 40% better power efficiency, and a GPU with 25% better performance compared with its predecessor. This platform allows consumers to enjoy richer experiences with applications running more smoothly while using less energy and optimizing battery life to enhance power efficiency. Plus, the edge 40 pro is equipped with LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0, the most advanced generations of RAM and storage, to add to the device’s overall speed and efficiency. With 256GB of built-in storage2, there is ample room for photos, movies, songs, apps, and games.

Capture breathtaking details with a triple high-res camera system

Motorola’s newest edge smartphone arrives with a triple high-res camera system to capture breathtaking images and videos. The 50MP high-res camera features OIS, essential for shake-free photos, and instant all-pixel focus, which provides 32x more focusing pixels compared to traditional PDAF, resulting in faster, more accurate performance in any light3. The edge 40 pro also comes with a 50MP ultrawide camera with Macro Vision and a 12MP 2x telephoto portrait camera, so users can capture everything from stunning landscapes to extreme close-ups and flattering shots of people.

For selfies, the edge 40 pro features a 60MP camera with Snapdragon’s Cognitive Image Signal Processor, which uses advanced AI to divide each scene into different segments. This ensures elements like the sky, buildings, landscapes, and skin tones are optimized independently for greater color accuracy and a photo that is more true to life.

With this new smartphone, consumers can also record cinematic-quality videos directly on their device, whether in crystal-clear 8K resolution or in 4K HDR10+, to pack over a billion shades of color into their footage. 

Additionally, Motorola is introducing software features that bring this device’s exceptional camera hardware to life, including new video shooting modes to inspire creativity, such as:

Video Night Vision: When shooting videos in low-light environments, users can switch to Night Vision mode for video to capture brighter footage with more detail, better clarity, and more accurate color.

Horizon Lock Stabilization: When engaging in extreme sports like mountain biking or skiing, this feature keeps the user’s shots stabilized and locked onto the horizon — even while rotating the smartphone up to a full 360° during action scenes.

Video Auto Focus Tracking: Users can enable this feature to keep the subject crystal-clear and in focus even when it’s in motion throughout the frame.

Video Portrait (bokeh): In Video Mode, users can select Video Portrait, a bokeh setting, to automatically blur the background of videos using a new AI-based algorithm for a beautiful, soft-focus background behind the subject.

On top of these features, expect stunning images and videos when using certain social media applications, which now support specific Motorola camera functions like Dual Capture, ultrawide, and telephoto directly from the apps.

Get an exceptional audio-visual experience powered by incredible battery life and the fastest TurboPower™ charging 

The motorola edge 40 pro arrives with 125W TurboPower™ charging, which delivers power for the day in just six minutes4,5 and can be fully charged in 23 minutes4,5. Equipped with a 4600mAh battery and greater power efficiency from the Snapdragon mobile platform, the edge 40 pro is able to get over 30 hours of power on a single charge. It also supports a 15W wireless charger (wireless charger sold separately) and 5W wireless power sharing.

The powerful battery allows consumers to enjoy all the entertainment that the edge 40 pro has to offer. The virtually borderless 6.67” pOLED display and 165Hz refresh rate come together to enhance customers’ favorite movies, TV shows and games. While Dolby Vision® HDR, a first for Motorola smartphones, brings your favorite entertainment to life with ultra vivid colors, sharp contrast and rich details. The motorola edge 40 pro also supports HDR10+. 

A breathtaking display experience should be complemented by powerhouse audio. That’s why the edge 40 pro boasts immersive audio with Dolby Atmos® in addition to two large stereo speakers. With the newest edge smartphone, Motorola is also introducing Moto Spatial Sound, which makes the sound coming from the device speakers or headphones feel even more immersive and fills the space around users whether they’re listening to music, watching movies, or playing games.

Motorola’s unique software features take the user experience to the next level

Motorola is well-known for keeping its device OS as clean as possible but also looks to include meaningful additions that enhance the consumer experience with its devices. The motorola edge 40 pro runs on Android 13 and comes with unique Motorola experiences including: simple gestures, custom entertainment settings and/or ability to personalize according to each user’s style. Plus, it is compatible with the Ready For platform6, which unleashes the power of the smartphone — whether to play games on a bigger screen, use its camera capabilities as a webcam, or smoothly connect the smartphone with a PC.7

The edge 40 pro offers an extensive suite of security features, including ThinkShield, Moto Secure, and Family Space. ThinkShield helps keep the phone protected at every level, defending it against malware, phishing, and other threats, while Moto Secure serves as the go-to privacy and security hub to check the protection of devices across Android and Motorola apps and settings. Family Space gives users the ability to create a designated “safe space” on their device where kids can learn and play. This includes setting limits on screen time, controlling which apps are accessible, and even creating multiple profiles so everyone can use the device in the way they want.

The new motorola edge 40 pro is also compatible with Lenovo ThinkReality A3 smart glasses, the AR for workers everywhere. Light, powerful, and versatile, the ThinkReality A3 enhances productivity for the office professional and industrial worker in a small business or global enterprise. From customized virtual monitors and 3D visualization to Augmented Reality (AR) assisted workflows and immersive training, the smart glasses help transform work across many levels of the enterprise.

Availability

The motorola edge 40 pro will be on sale across Europe in the coming days with a starting MSRP of €899.99. The device will roll out to selected markets across Latin America in the following weeks. For local price information and availability, please contact your local PR team.

With the exciting announcement of motorola edge 40 pro in Europe and LATAM, Motorola is reinforcing its commitment to bringing premium smartphone experiences to the hands of more consumers. Today, Motorola is also excited to share its commitment to expand the edge family in North America this year.

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A call that changed the world: Motorola celebrates the 50-Year Anniversary of the First Commercial Mobile Phone Call

Motorola’s pioneering spirit has proven to be a critical part of progressing the mobile industry to what it is today. From delivering the world’s first commercially available 5G-upgradable smartphone to the first clamshell smartphone, we have a rich heritage in rewriting how people access and experience innovation. But perhaps the most defining moment in mobile tech history came exactly 50 years ago on April 3, 1973, when Martin Cooper, former Motorola VP and Director of R&D, used the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X to make the world’s first commercial mobile phone call from Sixth Avenue in New York City. It marked a pivotal point in time for society as we no longer had to sit by a landline or wait for a page to ensure we didn’t miss a call. It meant we could communicate with anyone, any time, from anywhere.

“When I made the first public portable cell phone call on April 3, 1973, I knew it was only the beginning; that Motorola and the cellphone industry were starting a revolution in personal communications,” said Martin Cooper. “Since then, there have been a huge number of pivotal innovations, many of them created by Motorola. The first fifty years were only the warm-up. There will be many more exciting advancements that will transform humanity”.

50 years later, we’re proud to say Motorola has continued to be at the forefront of a number of other industry-defining technologies, patents, and game-changing innovations that have shaped the world as we know it. We’ve come a long way since the release of the DynaTAC 8000X, which measured more than a foot long and weighed almost 2 pounds at the time. Some examples include the original RAZR V3, a device that came to market in the early 2000s, a time when mobile design had become predictable. Popular for its unique clamshell design and thin appearance, RAZR V3 continues to be a globally iconic piece of technology today.

More recently, on April 3, 2019, the moto z3 combined with the 5G moto modTM became the world’s first commercially-available smartphone to connect to 5G. Since then, we’ve been determined to democratize 5G technology bringing blazing-fast 5G speeds to the mid-tier through our moto g family.

We’ve also been key in pushing the boundaries of alternative form factors. In 2019, we launched the world’s first clamshell smartphone – the motorola razr – which brought consumers portability without sacrificing the functionalities of a full-sized smartphone display. We’ve also introduced innovations like the neckband, a wearable 5G device that redefines the role of the smartphone by allowing you to display content to more immersive screens around you. And most recently, we unveiled a rollable smartphone concept device. Looking ahead, we’re excited to continue to test the boundaries of mobile technology and look forward to sharing more in this space.

To help celebrate the 50-year anniversary, we’ve commissioned the help of Argentinian illustrator, Costhanzo, to recreate 50 of our most iconic devices to date:

“Having been at Motorola for over 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to bear witness to many of these iconic innovations”, said Sergio Buniac, President of Motorola. “Innovation is in our DNA. We’ve revolutionized the industry countless times and we’re eager to continue to play this pivotal role in shaping the industry’s future.”

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (@motorolaus), as we recreate the first call at iconic locations around Chicago, and be the first to find us for a chance to win Motorola devices, F1 & Bulls swag, and more.

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