World’s first 5G laptop powered by Snapdragon 8cx unveiled

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May 31, 2019
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Well, 5G networks may soon take a while to reach the masses, but 5G smartphones and laptops are already ready to carry them.

At this year’s Computex, the US chipmaker Qualcomm and Beijing-based PC maker Lenovo have announced their joint Project Limitless and under this project, they are going to start large scale manufacturing of the world’s first 5G-enabled laptop. The 5G laptop will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx platform.

Yes, it’s the same laptop which has already been teased at this year’s Mobile World Congress. But now, we have now got a better idea of what this device will be capable of. It must be noted that Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform is going to be the first ever 7-nanometer platform built for PCs that offers built-in 5G data connectivity.

According to Johnson Jia, senior vice president of Lenovo’s PC Business Group,

“Lenovo 5G PCs built on the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform will feature ultra-low latency, remarkable performance, battery life and 5G connectivity that will revolutionize the way we work and play.”

The joint venture of Qualcomm and Lenovo will benefit the users with upgraded laptops having improved performance, connectivity, and speed. 5G technology will certainly transform how we use our PCs today.

Meanwhile, the Snapdragon 8cx boasts two modems. The X24 LTE modem supports the fastest Category 22 LTE available today but the real champion unleashed at this year’s Computex is the X55 5G modem. You will be able to easily download huge videos files or stream them in seconds. The technology will also let you do a real-time translation in video chats, especially when paired with on-device AI.

Like other emerging markets, Pakistan is also expecting 5G smartphones and laptops this year. And this joint venture of PC making by Qualcomm and Lenovo is certainly a head start. Both companies have until next year to make everything perfect, as 5G coverage isn’t expected to be fully rolled out until 2020.

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