5G is certainly one of the growing trends in the tech world. Most major smartphone manufacturers like LG, Xiaomi, Samsung, Oppo, and Huawei have already launched 5G smartphones in countries with operational 5G networks.
Most of the 5G handsets presently run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC with the X50 5G modem. At MWC 2019, the chipmaker announced a second generation X55 5G modem for PCs that will be paired with the 8cx processor.
At Computex 2019, Qualcomm has partnered with Lenovo on “Project Limitless” to announce the first 5G laptop prototype.
Lenovo’s Project Limitless is being advertised as an “Always-connected PC.”
The PC will use a Snapdragon 8cx processor and X55 5G modem. The laptop used in Project Limitless looks like a regular convertible and 2-in-1 notebook.
Lenovo and Qualcomm has labelled Project Limitless as “the world’s first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs that offers 5G connectivity.”
Project Limitless will drop traditional x86 silicon for an ARM-based Snapdragon 8cx.
In the past, ARM-based Windows laptops haven’t been able to compete with x86 in terms of performance. But all that changes with the new Snapdragon 7nm 8cx.