Qualcomm and Lenovo have unveiled the first 5G-enabled always-connected Notebook powered by the Snapdragon 8cx 5G Compute Platform at the Continuing Computex trade show in Taipei.
The cooperation between the two companies is intended to demonstrate the potential of both always-connected computers on 5G networks. Project Limitless is the codename for its prototype apparatus, which is not ready to be launched as a commercial product yet. Lenovo was among the first companies to use Qualcomm to launch Windows 10 laptops dependent on the Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform, declared at Computex 2017, and its Yoga C630 WOS was the very first laptop powered by the Snapdragon 850 SoC.
Now, both companies have shown that the prototype Project Limitless notebook based on the more powerful Snapdragon 8cx stage . Launched in late 2018, Qualcomm predicts this world’s very first 7nm platform purpose-built for PCs designed to include 5G connectivity.
Qualcomm has previously stated that its targets for laptops powered by Snapdragon processors are multi-day battery life, always-on Internet connectivity, and very low weight. With 5G connectivity, Qualcomm says speeds can be so high and latency so low that distant storage will feel just like storage, and massive files can be delivered and received exponentially faster than people are now used to.
Other use case scenarios include 4K and 8K video streaming, AR and VR applications, more responsive cellular gaming, and high-quality video chats. The two companies promise that concrete details will be announced in early 2020.
Project Limitless includes the company’s second-generation X55 5G modem in addition to Cat 22 LTE to fall back on where 5G networks are not accessible, or to get started with earlier 5G networks are available to users. The SoC can induce two 4K HDR screens and supports Quick Charge 4+.
At the time of its announcement, Qualcomm stated that devices based on the Snapdragon 8cx would start shipping in late 2019.