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The ThinkPad X1 Fold is launching this fall; Lenovo offers a look at the inside of its first folding laptop

Lenovo will release the ThinkPad X1 Fold this fall. (Image source: Lenovo)
Lenovo will release the ThinkPad X1 Fold this fall. (Image source: Lenovo)
The release of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo's first foldable laptop, draws closer. Now, the company claims that the X1 Fold will arrive this fall, although this could mean anywhere from September to December.

The release of the ThinkPad X1 Fold has been a rather protracted one, with Lenovo having teased its first foldable laptop back in May 2019. Subsequently, Lenovo said that the ThinkPad X1 Fold would be ready in "mid-2020", but that did not transpire.

Come May 2020, it emerged that the device needed more testing. Lenovo did not reveal how long this additional testing would delay the release of the device by, but a leaked roadmap published in April suggested that it may not arrive until Q4 2020 at the earliest.

An exploded view of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. (Image source: Lenovo)
An exploded view of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. (Image source: Lenovo)

However, the ThinkPad X1 Fold product page states that the device will be "available this fall", meaning that it could arrive anywhere from late September to the fourth week of December. Lenovo has also now published a 3D animation of the device, showing it from various angles and in multiple orientations.

Additionally, the company has offered an insight into the construction of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which we have included above. Apparently, its frame and back cover "stands up to the rigours of life", while simultaneously looking attractive too. The photo also shows the construction of the device's motherboard, among other components.

ThinkPad X1 Fold-3D-Animation

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Alex Alderson, 2020-08-28 (Update: 2020-08-28)
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