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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, 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, 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 is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to

  • 520 reminds me of Lumia 520. :p
  • I want a Surface since when the first one got announced (watched the announcement ofc, got hyped), but they're still way too expensive for me. I hope some of these Surface-like 2-in-1s can shed a few features and drop the price reasonably low so I can taste the 2-in-1 life.
  • Try buying seconde hand, I've bought my SP3/i5/128/4 for 800,- euro including the type cover. It's been a blast for me and 500 euro cheaper then buying new (and I stil have warranty til december 2016)
  • Using a Surface 3 (non-pro) i bought as an exhibition-model for 500€ incl. type-cover and pen 1.5 years ago. Still loving it, but gets more and more replaced with Lumia 950 and Continuum.
  • I got a SP4 i5/4GB RAM for 670€. I would never buy one of these devices directly from the store.
    Btw I had a SP3 with the same specs before and just sold it for 850€ and bought it for less.
  • my brother just bought an SP3 I5 256gb at $600 USD. I paid twice that a couple years ago, well worth the price and you don't miss too much features from the SP4 since it supports type cover and pen from the SP4.
  • I wish Lenova names their product more or so that we can easily remember them. Something in the lines of surface Pro 1,2,3 or 4.
  • Same like Lumia names!
  • Does anyone know which is the active digitizer/stylus tech that Lenovo uses, if they use different in different product lines which is the one on the Miix series?
  • miix 510 came in with a wacom stylus, this one will too (probably).
  • Interesting looking device.. Fingerprint reader near the volume keys? I wonder how that'll look/work?. With all these surface pro competitors springing up, it'll be nice to do a comparison/showdown of em all.
  • Will this be enough to run some video editing (only editing, render on more powerful machine) in Premiere Pro and / or 3D apps like Maya?
  • U-CPUs sound great
  • Core i3. Sounds great. MSFT should follow suit. Entry level Surface Pro should have i3. Surface 4 M3
  • 575 bucks right ?
  • It would be great if Lenovo would actually get the 510 out to the US market.  Announced in August with a slated October availability date, it has just within the last three or four days shown up on their US site, and only the low-end model/  I've been wanting to get a 510 with an i5, 8GB, and 128-256 of storage, but alas, they seem to be dragging their feet getting anything out to us.
  • This sounds like a great device. Would love to see the next Surface Pro add two USB-C ports on top of the existing USB port whenever it releases
  • Like it a lot. I also would like to see a thinner Surface Pro
  • Yea
  • Finally a Windows tablet that doesn't use the ridiculous 3:2 display aspect ratio.