Leak confirms new Lenovo Yoga 9 and Yoga Slim 9 with lightweight chassis, 4K displays and Intel Tiger Lake processors
It has been a few weeks since WalkingCat published promotional videos of the Lenovo Yoga Carbon and a Yoga dual-screen device. While the latter appears to be a one-off for the company, new information published by WalkingCat confirms that the former is part of a wider Tiger Lake refresh for the Yoga family.
Two of the devices in question are the Yoga 9 and Yoga Slim 9. According to the promotional material below, there will be three versions of the Yoga 9 and one edition of the Yoga Slim 9. Of the former, the promotional material states that there will be a 15.6-inch model and two 14-inch versions. While the only information that we have about the 15.6-inch model is that it will only be a CPU refresh, the promotional materials contain multiple details about the 14-inch models.
Firstly, Lenovo will offer the Yoga 9 with up to a 4K display that is rated for 100% sRGB coverage and VESA HDR400 with Dolby Vision. The display appears to have a 16:9 aspect ratio, though. The Yoga 9 will also come with a "Rotating Sound Bar" and an active stylus that charges inside of the device. Lenovo has included Wi-Fi 6 connectivity too, along with a webcam privacy shutter that it calls TrueBlock. According to the promotional materials, the Yoga 9 will support up to 18 hours battery life between charges and will feature a Core i7 processor. While the material does not mention this directly, the Core i7 sticker matches the one used in similar materials for the Yoga Slim 7 series, which has been shown to feature the Tiger Lake-based Core i7-1165G7.
By contrast, the Yoga Slim 9 is rated for two hours less battery life but is slightly lighter and thinner. Specifically, the promotion material claims that the Yoga Slim 9 weighs 1.2 kg and is 13.9-14.6 mm thick compared to the 1.42 kg weight and 16 mm thickness of the Yoga 9 14-inch. The Yoga Slim 9 has the same HDR400 certified and up to 4K panel too, which Lenovo lists as being capable of achieving up to 500 nits of peak brightness. Additionally, the Yoga Slin 9 will be offered with a Core i7 Tiger Lake processor, presumably the Core i7-1165G7.
There is no word yet on pricing or availability for the Yoga 9 or Yoga Slim 9. Since they are both Tiger Lake laptops, they will not hit the shelves until Intel formally announces its 11th Gen architecture. However, Lenovo could announce the Yoga 9 and Yoga Slim 9 in advance of any Tiger Lake announcement as Acer did with the Swift 5 SF514-55.