Lenovo will finally bring a 5G-enabled PC stateside with its Lenovo Flex 5G, also known as the Lenovo Yoga 5G in other select markets. Announced today, Lenovo will not only be selling a new 5G-enabled PC, but it will be doing so with backing from leading 5G service providers that include Verizon, EE, Sunrise, and CMCC.
The Lenovo Flex 5G will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G chipset, allowing users to connect to speeds up to 10 times faster than current 4G/LTE PCs on the market.
“Lenovo introduced the world’s first 5G laptop in market to equip the mobile generation with smarter technology for always-on connectivity and computing. The hardware is just the first step,” says Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Consumer Business Segment in Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group. “With our strategic partnerships with global 5G network carriers, consumers will now be able to access easier, faster, and more secure connectivity seamlessly from virtually anywhere. As 5G computing holds the power to transform user experiences, we believe it can ultimately disrupt the PC industry for the better.”
And, because it's housing the Snapdragon 8cx, Lenovo is promising seemingly pie-in-the-sky battery life claims of up to 24-hours. Other notable specs include an integrated Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU, 8GBs of LPDDR4X memory, and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. There's also a fingerprint reader housed in a 2.97lb frame with a 14" FHD glossy multi-touch display that can pump out 400nits of brightness.
Starting June 18, customers in the US will be able to purchase the Lenovo Flex 5G online at Verizon or through the My Verizon app. Verizon will provide installment payments through its Verizon Device Payment Plan with 0% APR for $58.33 for 24 months for those who qualify, otherwise, the device can be had for the full MRSP of $1,399.99.
As for international markets, Lenovo will have the Yoga 5G available via its own website later this year. International customers will need to wait until telecom carriers in their region release more info about pricing, availability, and compatible frequency bands.