Lenovo Glasses T1 smart spec + new foldable PC debut at IFA 2022

Lenovo Glasses T1 smart wearable technology headlined a wide range of announcements from Chinese tech companies as part of the 2022 IFA Consumer Electronics Conference in Berlin.

Held for the first time since 2019, IFA unites the world’s tech heavyweights under one roof, with Lenovo being one of the companies showcasing its upcoming offerings. Alongside the Lenovo Glasses T1, the brand has announced several new laptops, Chromebooks, monitors and the latest foldable PCs.

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Compatible with laptops, tablets, and mobile devices, the Lenovo Glasses T1 let you watch videos, play games, and do the equivalent of a big screen right in front of your face. Made with Micro OLED technology, the glasses offer a resolution of 1920 x 1080 for each eye at 60Hz along with built-in speakers. Besides enjoying media, another potential use case for the spec is when working with potentially sensitive data in public, reducing the chances of someone snooping on your screen. .

Browsing on the Lenovo Glasses T1, however, becomes a wired experience — it connects to a compatible device via a USB-C cable. iOS users using the Lightning connector require an adapter, sold separately. Those interested in launching in Australia will have to wait a while. The Lenovo Glasses T1 will be available in China later this year and in “select other markets” in 2023, with pricing information to be announced once availability is confirmed.

The foldable trend continues with the next-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold

Shortly after Samsung unveiled its latest foldable phone, we can now expect Lenovo’s next-generation foldable PC hybrid. The second-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold features a 16.3-inch OLED display that’s 22% larger than its predecessor, with fewer bezels and a slimmer overall look. It runs Windows on an Intel chipset, integrated Iris Xe GPU, plus 32GB of his LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB SSD internal storage.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold IFA 2022
A 2nd generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold connected to a wireless keyboard.

HDR and Dolby Vision support comes with the latest ThinkPad X1 Fold’s 2024 x 2560 display, capable of 600 nits peak brightness. The versatile foldable portable PC has multiple configurations to suit different needs. It can be folded like a book or paired with an optional keyboard and used straight as a tablet in both landscape and portrait modes. The latter setup lets you type with the device on a stand and make the most of the large screen. Additionally, you can use the onboard touch keyboard or place the physical keyboard under the folded screen for a traditional laptop experience. Again, you can do the same work with a 12-inch display.

Before we get too excited, we have yet to confirm a price or release date for the second-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold in Australia. The overseas price seems to start around $2,499, so it’s not cheap at all.

Plenty of laptops, Chromebooks and monitors

Like many big companies, Lenovo regularly mentions how its products reflect the hybrid work-learning landscape we live in. To this end, Lenovo has announced the second-generation versions of its Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro premium tablets, along with the brand’s first 16-inch Chromebook, the IdeaPad 5i. Both the Chromebook and Tab P11 Pro stand out with their respective screens capable of displaying content at resolutions up to 2.5K at 120Hz. This is good for light games. The only confirmed local price is for the Tab 11, which this year he will start at $549 in October.

Lenovo P11 Pro (2nd Gen) IFA 2022
Lenovo P11 Pro Tab (2nd Gen) in action.

Lenovo also recently upgraded its ThinkBook business laptop series, led by the ThinkBook 16p Gen 3. It’s powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 H-series chipset, with up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD internal storage, plus an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card. Starting at $5,059.

Last but not least, Lenovo has announced multiple ThinkVision displays with launch details for TBA and a range of PC monitors including the Legion Y32p-30 gaming monitor due in January 2023. Prices start at $1,899. Businesses that work primarily in the cloud will soon be able to purchase the ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise, a tiny desktop PC running ChromeOS.

There is no shortage of announcements from Lenovo at IFA. That’s for sure. We would love to know more about smart glasses. We’re also curious to know if foldable PCs will follow in the next iteration.

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