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Lenovo shows off dual-screen Magic View concept smartwatch

At its TechWorld event in Beijing today, Lenovo has unveiled its Magic View smartwatch concept, which features a revolutionary secondary display.

Published onMay 28, 2015

At its Tech World event in Beijing today, Lenovo has showcased a new concept smartwatch that aims to address some of the main concerns with current wearable devices. Alongside the circular display, which is synonymous with the Moto 360 smartwatch, the Magic View concept has a second screen which is located between the watch face and the wrist strap.

The display uses a “Virtual Interactive Display” and according to Lenovo, this can help overcome small smartwatch displays by letting you viewing larger maps or photos through the secondary screen. Lenovo claims the VID can allow you to view images up to 20 times the normal size of the watch face and can also be used to display private information that you would rather not show on your main watch face.

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Talking at the TechWorld keynote, Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius said that the company had to develop more than 120 patents in order to make the Magic View concept a reality, including the world’s thinnest touch displays. Hortensius says that Magic View is still a concept product but did point out that the company’s Yoga tablet range started out as a concept before becoming one of the company’s major product lines.

When will Magic View be introduced in a consumer product and will it ship under the Lenovo or Motorola brands? Will it be used in the Moto 360 (2015) edition? We’ll be keeping a close eye on Lenovo in the months ahead and we’ll bring you more info when we have it.

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