Lenovo has officially confirmed rumors that it will launch the first 5G PC that features the Snapdragon 8cx platform. Codenamed ‘Project Limitless’, it’s expected to be a leap forward for Windows 10 on ARM.
“Our collaboration with Lenovo will deliver transformative PC user experiences for both consumers and the enterprise thanks to the platform’s performance and power efficiency, combined with the high speed, low-latency connectivity made possible by 5G,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president and general manager, mobile business unit, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
The platform includes an octal-core Kyro 495 processor paired with an Adreno 680 GPU for significant performance gains over previous generations. In fact, PCMark 10 benchmarks suggest it will be able to beat Intel’s i5-8250U, despite having to emulate some programs.
5G and Two-Day Battery
It will be paired with a Snapdragon X55 5G modem for speeds of up to 7 Gbps and a wide range of band support. The lapop will also feature NVMe SSDs, UFS 3.0 storage, and more.
Early prototypes were showcased with 8GB RAM, days worth of battery and more responsive performance than previous efforts. It comes in a foldable form factor with a release planned for 2020.
“With real 5G in a PC, it’s all about satisfying users’ need for speed: faster file transfers and streaming in 4K, 8K and even AR/VR; faster and higher quality video chats on-the-go; even faster screen refreshes for mobile gaming,” said Johnson Jia, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “When we say limitless connectivity, we mean it – 5G PC users the world-over will save time, stay productive, or get online entertainment from nearly anywhere, at any time.”