New renders showcase convertible design for the upcoming GPD Pocket 3 mini laptop
GPD has just released another teaser for the upcoming GPD Pocket 3 mini laptop, revealing additional features that have never been implemented before on any model coming from the Chinese maker. The first teased schematics were showing a modular port design for the right side of the device, plus a rather awkward placement for the touchpad and the mouse-click buttons. With the latest renders, GPD unveils that the Pocket 3 is actually a mini convertible laptop, so now the awkward design makes a little more sense.
The new renders also depict a stylus, and there is a chance that the display could support variable pressure levels. Additionally, we can now see that there may be a biometric sensor between the two mouse buttons in the upper left, and the circular power button placed between the mouse buttons and the trackpad could also integrate a fingerprint sensor. It looks like GPD opted for an old-school convertible design with a single-hinge screen that first needs to be swiveled 180-degrees horizontally then the upper lid can be closed over the keyboard. This choice was probably inspired by the One Netbook A1 that comes with a similar single-hinge design.
Still no word on hardware specs and pricing. We are expecting a 7-inch display, and, if the tweets from the official GPD account are any indication, the Pocket 3 may feature Intel (Tiger Lake?) as well as AMD (Lucienne?) processor options. The Intel model is likely to include Thunderbolt 4 support, in this case.