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 Verizon exclusive.
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 Payment program.
However, stay safe from anti-5g people or scammers who are not only ready to burn 5g towers but are also selling 5g repellent lotion online and earning up to $500K on Amazon.
Get the Flex 5G and step into the future!