Despite keeping its upcoming IFA 2017 product launches more or less under wraps, the meta description on Lenovo’s dedicated IFA 2017 website tells us it will “Explore Lenovo’s innovations showcased at IFA 2017, including Lenovo Explorer, Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, Lenovo Legion Gaming Towers, Moto smartphones, Yoga 2-in-1s, voice assistants, and more.”
Now that site is live, you can find out a whole lot more about what it all means.
Here’s a very brief rundown:
This is a mixed reality headset which launches with over 100 VR-ready titles. It’s an accessory for your PC and works with Office as well as letting you browse the web and “watch shows in a virtual home office environment”. Sounds weird, but mixed reality is tipped to be the next big thing.
Motorola Moto X4
The Moto X4 is a mid-range Android phone with a 5.2in full-HD screen and the Snapdragon 630 processor, which costs £349. It has three main features that set it apart from other £350 phones: it’s waterproof, has nifty dual rear cameras and also has Amazon Alexa built in which you can use without unlocking the handset.
It comes in Sterling Blue and Super Black.
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges
Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is an app-enabled augmented reality experience. Basically it’s Star Wars in AR (not VR) and it’s an accessory for Android and iOS, so it will work with either type of phone.
For £249 you get the Lenovo Mirage AR headset, a cool Lightsaber controller and the game.
It’ll be on sale in November in the UK, but you can pre-order it right now from Lenovo.
Tablets and PCs
The Legion gaming towers and Yoga 2-in-1s should be fairly self-explanatory – Windows 10 desktop PCs and convertible laptops.
There are a variety of new models including the Yoga 920, Yoga 720 and Miix 520.
When is the Lenovo/Motorola IFA 2017 event?
Motorola and parent company Lenovo is hosting a press event on Thursday 31 August at 8pm CET, which is 7pm UK time.
Will there be a Lenovo IFA 2017 live stream?
There is no live stream for the event. Lenovo’s countdown timer was merely to launch the microsite where you can find all the information about what it’s launching at IFA.
We also have reporters at the event, so watch out for hands-on reviews.