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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 leaks with an overhauled design to compete with upcoming ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED

The next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold will rely on Intel Alder Lake processors. (Image source: @_snoopytech_)
The next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold will rely on Intel Alder Lake processors. (Image source: @_snoopytech_)
It seems that Lenovo is close to announcing the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2, a foldable laptop that will arrive with a 16.3-inch flexible OLED display. Equipped with an Intel Alder Lake processor, the next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold will be supported by a detachable keyboard that has a built-in TrackPoint mouse replacement.

Renowned leaker @_snoopytech_ has shared details about the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2, which the leaker refers to as the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16" (2022). Teased by Lenovo in July, the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 succeeds the first commercially-available foldable laptop. While the original ThinkPad X1 Fold impressed us in our review, we found the Core i5-L16G7 rather lacking, a processor from Intel's short-lived Lakefield architecture.

Based on the information provided by @_snoopytech_, the new ThinkPad X1 Fold has a 16.3-inch flexible OLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. As the leaked marketing images show, the new ThinkPad X1 Fold has signficantly slimmer display bezels than its predecessor, which also has a 13.3-inch display. Specifically, the ThinkPad X1 Fold is 17.4 mm thick when folded, which is only a few millimetres thicker than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Supposedly, the device can be used as a 12-inch laptop with its keyboard cover attached. As expected, the latter features ThinkPad's infamous TrackPoint mouse replacement.

Similarly, the substantial leak highlights that the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 will be available with up to a 12th generation Intel Core i7 processors, 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. The device should feature three USB Type-C ports too, two of which being Thunderbolt 4 compliant. Unfortunately, @_snoopytech_ has not shared any pricing details or when Lenovo plans to begin selling the ThinkPad X1 Fold Gen 2 yet. In the meantime, ASUS is preparing to release the Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, which should arrive later today.

(Image source: @_snoopytech_)
(Image source: @_snoopytech_)
(Image source: @_snoopytech_)
(Image source: @_snoopytech_)
(Image source: @_snoopytech_)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-08-31 (Update: 2022-08-31)