13:14 14/05/2019 | 7newstar.com
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Lenovo will be part of Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad X1 line and that it will arrive in 2020
(Tech) Foldable PCs already exist called laptops. Lenovo is of course describing a PC where the screen itself can be folded, similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X smartphones.
Lenovo backs up its “the world’s first foldable PC” claim by saying it looked at laptops sold by major PC manufacturers this month. None shipped more than “1 million units worldwide annually” with foldable screens. Apparently Lenovo is hoping to ship at least 1 million units of its new foldable PC in the first year.
But Butler did say that the company has been working on the device for “several years” with partners Intel, Microsoft and LG. He confirmed that those three have been part of the project from the very beginning. Intel chips and Windows will be powering the foldable ThinkPad.
LG is responsible for manufacturing the screen, the highlight of the device. It’s a 13.3-inch single OLED 2K display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It’s also a touchscreen and will support pen input. When folded in half, the width of the device is reduced by 50%, as you might expect.
Interestingly, Lenovo doesn’t describe the device as a smartphone replacement. It’s very much a laptop.