When Lenovo unveiled the Yoga Book back at IFA 2016, many were wondering – ourselves included – if the unique tablet will be launched on our shores. Well, we won’t have to wonder anymore: we were just informed that the Yoga Book is set to arrive in Malaysia on 7 December next month. Interestingly, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro will be launched at the same time as well.
Technically speaking, the Yoga Book is a convertible tablet. But instead of packing the tablet with a conventional keyboard with physical keys, Lenovo opted for a touch-based keyboard instead, dubbing it the Halo Keyboard. We tried the keyboard ourselves on several occasions, and needless to say, it doesn’t exactly provide a very natural typing experience.
That being said, the Halo Keyboard is really the main appeal of the Yoga Book; it can be switched off to convert the surface into a full-sized Wacom-style drawing tablet. A stylus dubbed Lenovo Real Pen – which can be fitted with regular ink tips – is also shipped with the tablet, which digitises anything that’s written on a piece of paper covering the touch surface.
Also set to be unveiled on 7 December is the world’s first Project Tango smartphone, the Phab 2 Pro. It features a sizeable 6.4-inch 1440p IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, an 8MP front shooter, as well as a generous 4,050mAh battery. The Phab 2 Pro also has a metal unibody design and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
At the time of this writing, it still remains to be seen how much the Lenovo Yoga Book and Phab 2 Pro will be priced in Malaysia. Rest assured, all will be revealed come 7 December; it’ll be interesting to see if Lenovo Malaysia will bring in both the Android and Windows variants of the Yoga Book.