Lenovo at IFA 2016: Lenovo Yoga Book, Miix 510, Moto Z Play and more

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 01 Sep 2016
  • The company launched a range of new devices under its Yoga lineup as well as a new Moto Z smartphone

Lenovo at IFA 2016: Lenovo Yoga Book, Miix 510, Moto Z Play and more

Lenovo has unveiled a bunch of new devices at IFA 2016, including a new tablet, 2-in-1s, a new Moto smartphone as well as a new Moto Mod. Here are all the devices the compnay announced at the event.

Lenovo Yoga Book

The Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 tablet with a unique twist. While, one half of the device is a display, like other products, the second half is something Lenovo calls the Halo Keyboard, which is a full touchscreen backlit keyboard. It lacks any physical keys, and instead the outline of the keys are highlighted for a touch typing experience. Lenovo says that the Halo Keyboard comes with built-in prediction, haptic feedback technology and artificial learning software to reduce mistakes. The Halo Keyboard is connected to the display with a watchband hinge that allows the user to fold the device 360 degrees

The device also comes with a dual-use stylus that can also be used like a real pen. The stylus holds real ink tips and the user can write or doodle on a piece of paper. These will then be digitized and saved via the Lenovo note-saving app. Lenovo has partnered with Wacom for the technology behind the stylus. 

The Lenovo Yoga Book is available in two variants, one runs Android Marshmallow v6.0, while the other runs Windows 10. Both offer the same set of specifications. The device offers a 10.1-inch Full HD display and is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8550 processor with 4GB of RAM. The device offers 63GB of onboard storage that can be expanded by up to 128Gb via a micoSD card. It and is equipped with a 8500mAh battery, which the company claims to offer 15 hours of battery life. The device also comes with an 8MP rear and 2MP front camera. The Android variant of the Lenovo Yoga Book is priced at €499 (approx. Rs. 37,200), while the Windows variant is priced at €599 (approx. Rs. 44,600). It will be globally available from September.

Lenovo Yoga 910

The Lenovo Yoga 910 is a thin convertible laptop that is 14.3mm. The device sports a 13.9-inch display and is available in two variants, one has a Full HD display, while the other has a 4K panel. It is available with up to the 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to 16GB of memory. The Yoga 910 offers up to 1TB of SSD and like the Yoga Book, features a watchband hinge that lets the device be rotated 360 degrees. The device also sports two JBL speakers and Dolby audio.

The Lenovo Yoga 910 starts at €1499 (approx. Rs. 1,11,800) and will be available from October.

Moto Z Play and Hasselblad True Zoom

Lenovo also unveiled a new addition to its Moto Z lineup. Called the Moto Z Play, the phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC with 3GB of RAM. At the back of the device is a 16MP primary camera with laser autofocus, while at the front is a 5MP camera with a wide angle lens. The phone also comes with a 3510mAh battery, which the company claims can provide 50 hours of battery life. It also claims that it can offer 9 hours of battery with just 15 minutes of charging thanks to TurboPower charging. Like the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force, the Z Play comes with magnetic connectors at the back that let users attach Moto Mods. 

Lenovo also unveiled a new camera Moto Mod called True Zoom that it created in partnership with Hasselblad. When attached to the phone, the mod takes over from the main camera of the phone and makes use of its own 12MP sensor and offers 10x optical Zoom as well as a Xenon flash. It also lets the user take pictures in the RAW format. To know more about the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod, click here.

The Moto Z Play will be available globally in September and is priced at €499 (approx. Rs. 37,200). The Hasselblad True Zoom will also be available globally from September and is priced at €299 (approx. Rs. 22,300).

Lenovo Miix 510

The Lenovo Miix 510 is a detachable 2-in-1 that runs Windows 10. The device sports a 12.2-inch Full HD display and a detachable keyboard. It comes with up to 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and up to 8GB of RAM. It also offers up to 1TB SSD for storage. Other features include 8MP and 5MP cameras as well as Dolby enabled stereo speakers. Lenovo also says that the Miix 510 can offer upto 7.5 hours of battery.

The Lenovo Miix 510 will be available from October and prices start at €699 (approx. Rs, 52,100).

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 

The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus tablet features a 10.2-inch 2K display. The like other devices in the Yoga Tab series, it sports a stand that lets it be used in multiple positions. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 652 SoC with 3GB of RAM. It also comes with 32GB of onboard storage that can be expanded by up to 128GB. The Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus also sports four front-facing JBL speakers and a 9300mAh battery, which the company says can last for over 18 hours.

The tablet will be available from November with prices starting at €299 (approx. Rs. 22,300).

Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.


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