Without Motorola, Lenovo Looking to launch 60 Smartphones this year

July 2, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

As most of you already know Lenovo is buying Motorola from Google. Although the deal hasn’t been approved yet, we’re already beginning to see changes over at Motorola. Lenovo has big plans for Motorola. In fact, Lenovo tried to buy Motorola before Google did back in 2012. Lenovo is currently the fifth largest phone manufacturer, and with Motorola they are looking to move up the ladder a bit more. Motorola has been around forever, and have made some of the most memorable devices, like the Motorola Droid in 2009.

According to a new report coming out of Digitimes it appears that Lenovo is going to be launching 60 smartphones this year. Holy cow that’s a lot. And that doesn’t include any from Motorola. That makes the number seem even higher. It’s important to remember that back in 2011, when everyone had exclusives, HTC did about 84 different smartphones in that year. Between all the carrier exclusives and different variants of the same smartphone. But what’s interesting here is that Lenovo doesn’t really exist in the smartphone world in the US. They are mostly only in Asia right now. We haven’t really seen any Lenovo smartphones make their way into Europe or even North America. But that should change soon.

For now, Lenovo is planning to operate Motorola separately from Lenovo. So we likely won’t see any smartphones made jointly between the two companies until next year or later on down the road. It’ll be interesting to see how everything plays out, but it’d be great to see some more Lenovo smartphones make their way into the US as they are built well and have some pretty spectacular specs. In the meantime, we’ll have to stick to their tablets, like the Yoga 10HD+ that just launched.

How many of you are interested in seeing Lenovo bring their smartphone business over to North America and Europe? Let us know in the comments down below.