Lenovo will on June 18 kick-off the 5G laptop race with the Flex 5G, a $1,399.99 device which will be sold exclusively by Verizon as the world’s first 5G laptop.
Announced back at CES 2020 (under the name “Yoga 5G,” which will still be used in some markets), the Flex 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor, making it one of the first laptops available with Qualcomm’s latest laptop chipset.
Lenovo says that the 8cx will lead to big battery life gains, promising up to 24 hours of use off a single charge (although we’ll have to wait and see how that holds up in the real world).
The rest of the specs for the Flex 5G are otherwise ordinary: a 14-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display with multitouch, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, two USB-C ports, a headphone jack, a fingerprint reader, and Windows 10 Pro.
That’s except for the Qualcomm X55 5G modem — best known for enabling 5G-enabled phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 or Motorola Edge Plus — which makes its laptop debut here, bringing support for not only LTE but both mmWave and sub-6GHz 5G networks, too.