Legion Y700: Lenovo shows the upcoming gaming tablet's thermal management system off ahead of its launch
Lenovo has hyped its upcoming Legion-brand Android tablet through a potentially important aspect of its design: its cooling solution. The OEM has reassured its fans that the Y700 will be well-covered in this area, devoting much more internal surface area to thermal management than the average high-end smartphone.
Lenovo's Legion brand is set to gain its first Android tablet in 2022. This Y700 is already touted as a device that could combine the functions of a gaming phone with those of, say, a smaller iPad. With its 8.8-inch display form-factor, it might also be compact enough. Despite this, however, the OEM now asserts that it still has space for gaming-grade cooling.
Legion's Weibo account has now revealed that each Y700 unit will contain a "heat dissipation" system capable of covering no less than 45,357.7mm² of space. Of this, approximately 8,500mm² will consist of the tablet's vapor chamber, whereas that of the average 6.7-inch display smartphone might be 3-4,000mm².
The Y700 might leverage these internals into impressive gaming performance, even though it is slated to launch with the sub-flagship Snapdragon 870 SoC rather than something like the 888. Lenovo has yet to reveal a launch date for this first-gen device, choosing to tout the Y700's version of ZUI 13 again instead for now.
This Android-based OS will apparently support features such as Privacy Shield, thereby potentially empowering the user to work as well as play on their new tablet.
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