Lenovo introduces the world’s first 5G ready laptop powered by the latest 7nm Snapdragon 8cx SoC by Qualcomm
At the Computex 2019, we are seeing wonders in tech world and the new 5G laptop is one of its kind right now. 5G is the upcoming revolution for mobile industry and the key for new innovations in the field of IoT.
Qualcomm introduced their 8cx chip back in December 2018, which truly made headlines because this new chip can provide limitless possibilities for a laptop. It is also the world’s first 7nm mobile CPU that consumes lesser power and provides higher performance even better than Intel’s Whiskey Lake CPUs.
Qualcomm promised to bring the 8cx chip powered laptops by the Q3 of 2019 and finally at Computex 2019, Qualcomm and Lenovo announced their joint ‘Project Limitless’ and their first baby, the world’s first 5G-enabled laptop.
The 5G connectivity is still in its development and testing phase in many countries but we expect it to roll out by 2020 and come to the forefront by 2021.
So, developing and eventually announcing a future-centric laptop is a great effort by both Qualcomm and Lenovo.
This notebook is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx chip that has been designed on 7nm process. Qualcomm tagged the chip to be the “most extreme Snapdragon ever” and that’s really true.
It bears Qualcomm’s latest custom designed Kryo 495 CPU cores and Adreno 680 GPU. This chip also dares to compete with its Intel competitors and its graphical performance to makes it unique.
But the main USP here is the 5G connectivity which is due to the inclusion of X55 5G modem by Qualcomm. This chip also has another modem – X24 LTE modem used for modern-day network connectivity.
It even supports speeds up to 7 Gbps which in itself is amazing. The SoC can even drive two 4K HDR displays and also supports Quick Charge 4+.
The chip’s 7nm process helps it to draw just 7 Watt of power that ensures long hours of battery life and even last for a day or so. Honestly, this chip provides limitless opportunities to the new generation laptops.
Lenovo and Qualcomm have promised to provide more concrete details to be announced as early as 2020. If you are interested to know more details about this chip check out this article: