May 27, 2019 – Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has announced in conjunction with Lenovo, a new 5G PC today at its COMPUTEX Press Conference. The technology collaboration, titled ‘Project Limitless’, sees Qualcomm and Lenovo bring innovation to the ‘Always On, Always Connected’ PC ecosystem. Project Limitless is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, a 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs that offers 5G connectivity.
“Our collaboration with Lenovo will deliver transformative PC user experiences for both consumers and the enterprise thanks to the platform’s performance and power efficiency, combined with the high speed, low-latency connectivity made possible by 5G,” said Alex Katouzian, Senior Vice President and General Manager, mobile business unit at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Katouzian added: “Bandwidth-intensive tasks that involve downloading and uploading large files over a wireless connection can be exponentially faster, “making remote storage feel as seamless as local storage… This will change the way users create, collaborate and communicate with their computing devices.”
The Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform supports immersive user experiences, multi-gigabit LTE, multi-day battery life, and enterprise applications and security. The platform features the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem, a single-chip multi-mode solution, which, along with Qualcomm Technologies’ RF Front-End, allows OEMs to bring 5G connectivity to new PC form factors.
“At Lenovo, we don’t innovate for the sake of technology alone. Everything we do is about improving people’s experience,” said Johnson Jia, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Business of Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo. “With real 5G in a PC, it’s all about satisfying users’ need for speed: faster file transfers and streaming in 4K, 8K and even AR/VR; faster and higher quality video chats on-the-go; even faster screen refreshes for mobile gaming. When we say limitless connectivity, we mean it – 5G PC users the world-over will save time, stay productive, or get online entertainment from nearly anywhere, at any time.”
The Snapdragon 8cx 5G platform includes the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, which integrates Category 22 LTE, achieving peak download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps. The platform is compatible with virtually any band used by global operators in any region, so users can rely on their Always On, Always Connected PC to stay connected almost anywhere in the world.
Qualcomm added that consumers can expect more to come from the two companies in early 2020.
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