Keep 5G phones aside
for a moment because Lenovo is bringing the big guns to the race.
From June 18th,
Lenovo will be flexing the first 5G laptop in the world for $1,399.99 as a
The laptop which was
initially announced under the name of Yoga 5G at CES2020 is using the same
name in certain markets. Being the Flex 5G powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx
processor, it is all set to become the first laptop accessible with Qualcomm’s
latest chipset. Lenovo has added that the 8cx will lead to big battery life
gains, and has, in fact, guaranteed up to 24 hours of use on a single charge.
But, hey, we’ve got to wait to see the results, ourselves.
Other features of
Lenovo 5G are rather ordinary: 8 GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 14-inch 1920 x
1080 IPS display with multitouch, two USB-C ports, a headphone jack,
fingerprint reader, and Windows 10 pro.
If there’s one
limitation that might be obvious more in hindsight is its launch on Verizon as
it will now only be able to reap the advantage of mmWave side of the spectrum. The mmWave
has a poor capacity to pass through walls and into buildings so that aspect can
also present more challenges in the future.
With that in mind, it
should be noted that Flex 5G won’t be restricted to Verizon forever. In fact,
it’s affiliating with EE in the UK, Sunrise in Switzerland, and CMCC in China
for the launches slated for later this year.
Bottom line: The Lenovo
Flex 5G is ready for you to preorder from Verizon FOR $1,399.99. You can also
access it at $58.33 per month for the next two years through Verizon’s Device
Get the Flex 5G and
step into the future!