At the Computex 2019 event in Taipei, Qualcomm and Lenovo have partnered to announce Project Limitless – a new line of always-on, always-connected PCs, based on the latest 5G cellular technology. The partnership does not just extend to supporting 5G as Qualcomm will provide its Snapdragon 8cx compute platform to power the Lenovo 5G PC.
The laptop comes with a Snapdragon 8cx CPU, which was announced in December 2018. The 8cx clocks at 2.8GHz through the eight Kryo 495 cores and offers a cache size of 10MB. The Snapdragon 8cx is built on a 7nm architecture and provides users with 60 percent less power consumption 2x performance as on the older Snapdragon 850 processor.
The Lenovo Project Limitless also equips Adreno 680 graphics which will be able to offer 4K HDR video playback at 120fps when streaming and support for connecting two external 4K HDR displays.
Apart from the Snapdragon 8cx chipset, the Lenovo PC employs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem which is slated to achieve download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps.
Speaking about the launch, Qualcomm Technologies Mobile Business Unit GM, Alex Katouzian said: “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”.
Lenovo Consumer Business Senior VP, Johnson Jia also commented saying “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. 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”.
We’ll know more about the Lenovo Project Limitless when it ships globally in early 2020.
Earlier this month, Lenovo alsoannounced the world’s first foldable PC under its ThinkPad X1 series.The foldable Lenovo laptop has a 13.3-inch display diagonally and an aspect ratio of 4:3 when used in its full capacity.Lenovo ThinkPad foldable PC will come to the market by 2020.