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Qualcomm and Lenovo unveil world’s first 5G PC powered by Snapdragon

The world’s first announced 5G PC* was revealed at Computex Taipei 2019, marking the inception of a new era in computing. Qualcomm Technologies, a leader in 5G, and Lenovo, a world leader in PCs, joined forces on this breakthrough 5G PC. Named Project Limitless, the PC is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, the world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs. 

This collaboration between industry leaders ushers in a new generation of Always On, Always Connected PCs** that are designed to deliver the benefits of the unifying connectivity fabric made possible by 5G. It will also open the door to new, transformative user experiences for both consumers and enterprise.

The Snapdragon 8cx, the most extreme Snapdragon ever, offers extreme performance, extreme battery life, and extreme connectivity. It supports immersive user experiences, multi-gigabit data speeds, multi-day battery life***, enterprise applications, and security-rich capabilities. It features the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-end, a comprehensive solution that allows OEMs to bring 5G connectivity to even the thinnest form factor, including PCs. Users can experience peak download speeds of up to 7 Gbps without a Wi-Fi connection or a hotspot. 

When this 5G connection works in concert with on-device AI, new and smarter user experiences can become a reality. For instance, users might rely on their 5G PC for real-time translation when conversing with others around the world as users converse in English with their Mandarin-speaking colleagues.

Bandwidth-intensive tasks that involve downloading and uploading large files over a wireless connection could happen so seamlessly that it can be hard to tell the difference between local and remote storage. This is because of the Snapdragon platform’s impressive connectivity, performance and power efficiency. For example, users might collaborate with classmates online while editing video footage in real time and then upload the finished film almost instantly. The Snapdragon 8cx’s ultra-low latency, extreme performance, and extreme connectivity work together to make this possible.

The Snapdragon 8cx 5G platform with the X55 5G modem also supports the fastest 4G connectivity available today. The modem supports Category 22 LTE, achieving peak download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. And because it’s compatible with virtually any band used by global operators in any region, users can rely on their Always On, Always Connected PC to stay connected almost anywhere in the world.

Qualcomm invents breakthrough technologies that transform how the world connects, computes, and communicates — and this extends far beyond smartphones. With the Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, we’re able to collaborate with leaders in the PC industry like Lenovo to make 5G even more accessible with innovative devices like Project Limitless. 

The next generation of connectivity is here, and we’re excited to see what the world invents.

Visual assets modified June 14, 2019.

* With required 5G network coverage (launching in select areas in 2019; expanding after that).

** Requires network.

*** Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

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