The mythical Surface Phone is widely expected to be a unique take on what a “phone” truly is, and perhaps this Lenovo concept tablet is offering us a little taste.
Perhaps a folding “phone that can replace your tablet” might be just what the doctor ordered, but Lenovo’s Android-powered convertible might just beat them to the punch. At least till we came across the Lenovo Folio, a flexible tablet that finally works. It gets turned from tablet to dual display phone, by folding down the mid section. Interestingly in spite of the fact it flexes through the middle of the screen, we see no seam or hinge. It’s very well disguised and the tablet itself is reasonably slim, for its features.
Lenovo’s “Folio” concept phone gives us a better look at how it converts easily from a tablet, into a phone-like device, complete with photography and an adaptable user interface.
The device features Android 7.0 and uses an e-SIM, the sort of which we haven’t seen in a long time. If it gets made, comercially we mean, it could end up as part of the Lenovo Yoga device series, or at least that’s my speculation.
There’s a flexible touchscreen in the mix, that expands from 5.5 inches to 7.8 inches and viceversa. Inside the slate we find a Snapdragon 800 CPU and the device has a 1920 x 1440 pixel display, as well as a 4.2 mm fold radius and narrow bezel bonding technology. This concept tablet runs on Android, but it may also come with Windows. It’ll be interesting to see indeed it is their intention to bring another mobile device to market.
Concept from Lenovo
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