Leak reveals details on upcoming Lenovo Miix 520 tablet

Lenovo looks to be working on a successor to its Miix 510 tablet with the aptly named Miix 520. Details on the upcoming Surface competitor, along with some intriguing renders, have leaked courtesy of German blog WinFuture.de, giving us an early look at what we might expect from the final product.

As you can tell from the images, the design of the Miix 520 very much resembles the Miix 510, including the company's now-familiar watchband hinge. According to WinFuture.de, the 2-in-1 will once again pack an optional keyboard cover and an active stylus as well. The display is also said to measure in at 12.3-inches with a 1920x1200 resolution.

As for specs, the report indicates that Lenovo is bumping things up all around for the Miix 520, including a move to Kaby Lake CPUs on at least 3 models. In all, potential variants include the following processors:

  • 2.0GHz Intel Core i3-7006U
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-7100U
  • 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U
  • 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-7500U

Other specs include up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of storage. You'll also be able to add more storage if necessary with a MicroSD card reader. Ports are said to include one full-size USB 3.0 port, along with two USB Type C ports. Cameras are said to include a 5MP front camera and a combination of 8 and 2MP shooters on the back that could be used for augmented reality applications. A fingerprint sensor is also included between the volume keys.

Finally, the Miix 520 is expected to offer up to 10 hours of battery life and may pack Dolby Advanced Audio certification with its two speakers.

Of course, all of this could change before release, as the Miix 520 is still said to be in development. However, this is an intriguing look at what could be a solid Surface competitor down the road. Would you consider the Miix 520? Do you already have a Miix 510? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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