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Lenovo announces Yoga 5G

by on09 January 2020

8CX with X55 millimeter waves

Lenovo and Qualcomm have announced a 5G enabled laptop at Computex 2019 under the codename Project Limitless, and at CES 2020, the company finally shared a bitfewdetails about it. It is arriving in spring 2020.

Lenovo Yoga 5G looks similar to many previous Yoga machines, and from the pictures released by the company, it seems as thin as the Snapdragon 850 based Yoga 630. The notebook uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8CX CPU paired with the Snapdragon X55 modem.

The X55 is proving 4G and 5G connectivity in this case. Lenovo promises 24-hour battery time but it doesn’t specify what it relates to. The number is most likely based on video playback, something we’ve seen before.

Yoga 5G 14Inch ports

The notebook comes in a 14-inch format and packs a Full HD display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB or 512GB of storage. The machine comes with two USB Type-C ports, headphone jack, flight mode switch, as well as the power button and fingerprint reader.

Since this is an Always Connected PC (ACPC), it comes with a nano-SIM slot even though the machine supports eSIM. The Yoga 5G supports millimeter-wave and sub-6GHz 5G networks as well as the previous generation including LTE, 4G or 3G. The millimeter-wave will enable some blasting speeds as long as you are in proximity to a millimeter-wave antenna. Over time carriers and telecoms of the world will keep adding them, so having o what seems to be the first-ever 5G notebook is not a bad start.

Yoga 5G 14Inch

Microsoft had decent success with its Surface X Pro, but it sacrificed one of the main attributes of the platform, the battery life, to get a very slim design. Samsung is yet to ship its Galaxy Book S in the western wold, but we have heard that the machine has been shipping since December in native South Korea.  

Lenovo plans to ship Yoga 5G in springtime and the pricing starts at $1,499. Neowin managed to see it in the wild at CES 2020

Last modified on 10 January 2020
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