Lenovo presented the first foldable laptop at its in-house exhibition Accelerate 19. As part of the premium line, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Foldable 2020 is to be launched on the market. The device is designed for professional users and comes with Windows 10 instead of Android despite the foldable display that reminds of the Huawei Mate X and the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
According to Lenovo, this makes the X1 Foldable a “full-fledged laptop with a foldable screen, not a hybrid of laptop, smartphone and tablet”.
Technical details are hardly known so far. The foldable display offers a diagonal of 13.3 inches and a 2K resolution. The display, which can be folded in the middle with a hinge, was developed together with LG. An Intel chip not named by name is used as the processor. As The Verge reports, the laptop should also have a webcam.
The entire display area can only be used in the extended tablet mode. In angled notebook mode, the Thinkpad X1 Foldable uses part of the display to display the keyboard. Although the device is significantly more compact than conventional laptops, it also offers less display space when working. It can also be assumed that the battery life of the thin device will not be outstanding, as there is simply no room for a large battery.
When exactly the device will come on the market is still unclear. Possible dates are either the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2020 or the IFA in autumn.