Move over foldable phones, Lenovo unveils the ‘world’s first foldable PC’


Lenovo previews a laptop with foldable 13.3-inch OLED 2K display. The device will commercially launch in 2020.

Foldable phones have finally become a reality. Samsung, Huawei and Google are some of the top players who have embraced the foldable form factor. Lenovo is now looking to bring the popular ‘foldable’ design to PC. The company on Monday previewed what it calls the ‘world’s first foldable PC’.

Scheduled to launch in 2020, Lenovo’s foldable laptop will join the company’s premium ThinkPad X1 lineup. The device features a 13.3-inch 4:3 OLED 2K display made by LG Display. It can be folded in half like a book and looks like a big tablet when opened up.

“Made for highly mobile, tech-savvy professionals who demand the best tools, the new foldable PC joins the premium ThinkPad X1 family, promising that the unprecedented portability will in no way compromise productivity and reliability. This is not a phone, tablet, or familiar hybrid; this is a full-fledged laptop with a foldable screen,” said the company in a blog post.

The PC is powered by Intel processor and runs on Windows operating system. Lenovo hasn’t officially announced full specifications of its foldable PC yet. The demo video, however, reveals the foldable device comes with side-mounted speaker grilles, USB port, front-facing camera, and usual storage slots. The PC has thicker bezels on the sides and rubber-like material at the hinge – reminiscent to the company’s Yoga series. According to Lenovo, the foldable PC also supports stylus and has mechanical keyboard.

Since the launch of FlexPai, there has been a lot of buzz around foldable devices. Samsung was supposed to make the new design mainstream with its Galaxy Fold. The phone, however, has been indefinitely delayed after multiple reports of display cracking.

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