After Microsoft launched its new Surface lineup at its October 27 event, Lenovo can be seen upping the game with its own 2-in-1 offerings. The Chinese tech company launched an improved Miix 510 in August and now it seems Lenovo is bringing a new 2-in-1 to its Miix range. Some details about the new Miix 520 have leaked online along with some unofficial renders that reveal its design.
The Chinese tech company entered the 2-in-1 device arena with its Surface clone last year. At IFA this year, Lenovo launched Miix 510 that included 12.2-inch full-HD display, and models with up to 8GB of RAM and a up to 1TB SSD. Now, as per a new report by WinFuture, a new Lenovo Surface-like 2-in-1 is in the making and its details are out. Unlike the Miix 510, Lenovo Miix 520 is said to be powered by the new Intel Kaby Lake processor, coupled with 16GB of RAM. It may sport a 12.3-inch display that will offer a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels with Gorilla Glass for scratch protection.
The report also claims that the battery in the new Miix 520 will be rated to provide up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. There will also be a fingerprint scanner present in the device. It is also touted to bear the Dolby Advanced Audio certification. For storage, the Lenovo Miix 520 is reported to have up to 1TB of storage that can also be expanded via an external microSD card.
For cameras, it will have an 8-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera duo setup at the back while there will be a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. The secondary camera at the back is supposed to work for augmented reality applications. The Lenovo Miix 520 will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE connectivity options. It is also said to have two USB Type-C ports and one USB 3.0. Lenovo Miix 520 is also reported to integrate Windows Hello on its platform.
The report also includes some unofficial renders of Lenovo Miix 520 that have surfaced online. The renders show that it looks quite similar to its predecessor Miix 510 in terms of design. It may also be accompanied by an optional keyboard with Watch Band hinge and a stylus for handwriting inputs, as per the report.
These details and unofficial renders are quite preliminary, therefore, we recommend users to take this news with a grain of salt. Price and availability details are not known to us at this point of time.