The newly-announced Yoga A12 is slightly larger at 12.2-inches compared to the 10.1-inch Yoga Book, which was introduced last fall. But like the Yoga Book, it runs Android and features the futuristic-looking Halo keyboard. The keyboard doesn’t have any raised keys — it’s flat and offers haptic feedback on touch. It also adapts to your typing habits like keyboards on most smartphones thanks to built-in prediction and artificial learning software.
The Halo keyboard on the Yoga A12 does not support the same stylus features as the Yoga Book — there’s no pen or digitizer pad.
The Yoga A12’s 12.2-inch display boasts an “HD” display, which means a 1,280 x 800-pixel resolution. It packs 32GB of internal storage and unfortunately only comes with 2GB of RAM.
All of this is powered by the Intel Atom X5 processor, which should be powerful enough to handle most tasks on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. A 10,500mAh battery life reportedly keeps the tablet running for 13 hours, though we’ll have to test those claims.
Lenovo’s A12 uses a modified “multi-tasking hybrid UI” that makes Android a little more productive on a larger, tablet-size screen. It’s unclear when or if this device will be upgraded to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The device can be flipped like the Yoga Book thanks to the 360-degree hinge. It comes in grey and rose gold, and Lenovo says it will be available for purchase in February on the company’s website. The Yoga A12 starts at $299.