Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE

Ground-breaking ThinkPad X1 Fold offers boosted productivity for today’s hyper-mobile environments, available for pre-order now.

Josh Richards  •  December 09, 2020

Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE

Lenovo has today announced that its latest technology breakthrough, the ThinkPad X1 Fold PC is soon landing in the UAE. The launch builds on Lenovo’s extensive history of evolving its ThinkPad sub-brand, leveraging the latest in foldable technology and connectivity to meet the requirements of agile working and staying connected while on-the-go.


CPUIntel Core Processor with Intel Hybrid Technology
GPUIntegrated Intel UHD 11th Gen Graphics
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe-NVMe M.2 2242 SSD
Display13.3” Flexible QXGA OLED 4:3 (2048 x 1536, 300nit)
DCI-P3 95% Touch with Dolby® Vision
Ports2x USB 3.2 Type C Gen 2
1x SIM card
ConnectivityWiFi 6 WLAN 802.11 AX
5G sub 6Ghz with 4G LTE (CAT20) coverage
Bluetooth 5.1
Camera5MP HD RGB + IR camera
AudioDolby Atmos Speaker System
Battery50Whr battery
Premium Slim Type-C 65W (supports Rapid Charge)
DimensionsUnfolded: 299.4 x 236.0 x 11.5 mm
Folded: 158.2 x 236.0 x 27.8 mm
Approx. 1 kg

Durable Design

The ThinkPad X1 reimagines the possibilities of mobile computing, by shifting from its compact and foldable form into a crisp 13.3-inch OLED display – weighting in at less than 1 kilogram. Constructed from lightweight alloys and carbon fiber, the X1 Fold offers both portability and durability, while its leather folio cover provides a premium look.

Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE
Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE

With more than four years of research and development behind the PC, the ThinkPad X1 Fold builds on the reliability and performance ThinkPad devices are synonymous with. The X1 Fold features multi-layer frames to support and protect the display, while a unique multi-link torque hinge mechanism ensures the smoothest folding experience. The OLED display has also undergone extensive performance and durability testing, ranging from ball dropping, to pen tapping and dynamic stress tests.

Seamless Performance

Co-engineered with Intel, the X1 Fold features Always Connected PC, powered by Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology. Users requiring additional speed and connectivity can also opt for a 5G-enabled version of the device.

For ease-of-use, the ThinkPad X1 Fold comes with unique mode-switching software, designed specifically for Windows 10. This technology enables the PC to seamlessly adapt to multiple use cases, depending on user preferences and their surrounding environment.

Multiple Modes

As an ultra-versatile device, the ThinkPad X1 Fold enables users to leverage two independent displays to optimize efficiency. Scenarios may include participating in a video call using the upper screen, while taking notes or editing a presentation on the lower screen. Use cases include the flexibility to operate the X1 Fold in either portrait or landscape mode for added convenience.

Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE
Lenovo brings world’s first foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold PC to the UAE

When used in landscape mode, the integrated kickstand within the leather folio cover ensures optimal viewing angles. The X1 Fold comes with a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard – a slim accessory which can be wirelessly charged inside the system and secured using magnets. For faster note-taking, signing of documentation and creative brainstorms, users can harness the Active Pen.

“Change-makers in the UAE have always been at the forefront of embracing new technologies to power their growth, which is why we are delighted to be launching this PC in the local market. The ThinkPad X1 Fold is unique in that it not only combines light weight with durability, it also increases screen size to enhance productivity – all while being easy to slip into a small bag. We look forward to seeing how users in the UAE leverage this device to accelerate their own achievements and we are confident in the positive impact it will make,”

Mohammed Hilili, General Manager, Gulf and East Africa at Lenovo.

Pricing and Availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is available for pre-order now at the retail price of 14,999 AED and comes with a Bluetooth Mini Fold Keyboard and Active Pen. The X1 Fold will land in stores in early 2021.

To pre-order the world’s first foldable PC, visit: lenovo-arabia.com.

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