The way we work has changed and is still evolving – now, with remote and hybrid work slowly replacing traditional offices, businesses have to figure out how to provide their employees with all the necessary tools for efficient work, no matter where these employees happen to be located.
One of the companies that has been paying attention to this shifting trend is Motorola, who launched the Motorola Edge 20 and, alongside it, the Motorola Edge 20 Lite Business Edition, which have been created in partnership with Lenovo.
The Business Edition has a 6.7 inch Max Vision display with HDR10 technology and OLED screen. It has a 144Hz refresh rate and a 5,000mAh battery. The battery can be charged via the 30W Turbo Power feature in 10 minutes, which, according to the company, gives you around 12 hours worth of power.
Under the hood, it hosts a Snapdragon 778G chipset with 55% faster graphics and twice the performance without using AI features. IT has 128GB of built-in storage and is compatible with Wi-Fi 6E
The device features the ThinkShield Mobile Phone System, an extension of Lenovo’s ThinkShield portfolio for business customers. ThinkShield for mobile devices is able to protect devices from malware, phishing and other common network attacks that companies face today, through artificial intelligence-based defense solutions. With always-on management and touch-free registration, users can easily add and control devices.
In addition to that, Motorola went a step further and also partnered up with Zimperium, a global leader in mobile security. This allowed the ThinkShield Device Platform to use real-time machine-based protection in order to monitor device behavior and offer complete security.
Both devices come 5G-ready, which means that employers and employees will be able to connect with each other without delays.
The Business Edition also allows employees to connect their phone and all its applications wirelessly to an external monitor for the ultimate PC experience. With the Ready for PC function, they can create a workspace with a clear view of multiple windows at once, which allows them to write and send emails faster, edit documents, photos and videos or even make video calls much easier.
The device allows the users to move back and forth between devices without having to constantly unlock their phones and worry about how to share files in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, for those who are self-employed or operate freelance, it seems that, so far at least, the smartphone is not intended for individual sale and that Motorola only intends to sell these en masse, to companies.
But who knows? Maybe they will be working on another model in the series who can offer at least some of the features mentioned above to the regular users as well.