Even though 2021 is still two and a half months away, we might have possibly seen a glimpse of the future. And by the future, we mean the 2021 Lenovo ThinkPads! A user on the Chinese website Baidu claimed to have access to information regarding the upcoming models. To prove his point, he posted three rendered pictures along with his claims. The photos displayed the keyboard area of the Lenovo ThinkPad 1 Carbon Gen 9, and the first look of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6.
ThinkPad X1 Yoga – What do the leaks reveal?
According to the pictures, both the models seem to have a display of 16:10 aspect ratio, which is similar to the recently declared Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano. It also looks like Lenovo has changed the hinge design to a broad bar-hinge. Further, the speakers of the X1 Carbon 2021 look like they are positioned on either side of the keyboard. In the earlier version, they were placed above.
Moreover, Lenovo might not have entirely eliminated the USB A port as it is visible on the X1 Yoga 2021. Previously, users feared that the company has perhaps discarded the type for its future ThinkPad models after ThinkPad X1 Nano came out with the USB C port.
Additionally, the user claimed that the two models will be released sometime in February 2021.
Are these claims legitimate?
Such leaks are not new to the technology market. To some extent, the companies are used to such exposure as well. However, one must be careful before believing anything on the internet. It is ideal to wait for the company to respond to these claims first, and until then, they shouldn’t be taken very seriously.
In this case, Lenovo has not confirmed anything yet. There is no way to verify the user’s claims too. Thus, one much take this update with a large grain of salt. However, if the photos are legitimate, they reveal a lot about future ThinkPad models.
About Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
The ThinkPad series goes way back to the 1990s. Initially, the models were produced and sold by IBM. They were later acquired by Lenovo. ThinkPads have a distinct, boxy design language, inspired by a Japanese bento lunchbox. The series was initially developed by the IBM Yamato Facility in Japan and released in 1992. Moreover, ThinkPads have been used in outer space as well. In fact, they are the only laptops certified and trusted for use on the International Space Station.