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Folding phones are already being pitched as the next big wave of tech, and whether or not that turns out to be true, the industry has no plans to stop there. Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first “foldable PC:” a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech we’ve already seen from phones on a much bigger scale.
It’s not just a cool tech demo, either: Lenovo has been developing this for over three years and has plans to launch a finished device in 2020 as part of its premium ThinkPad X1 brand. The goal here is a premium product that will be a laptop-class device, not an accessory or secondary computer like a tablet might be. The result is a 13.3-inch 4:3 2K OLED display that can fold up to about the size of a hardcover book,
There are no details beyond that, and specs like RAM or even battery life estimates are being kept under wraps (although Lenovo says it’s aiming for a full day of use).