Lenovo announces the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and $1499 price tag
At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx — a new mobile platform designed for Always On, Always Connected PCs. Devices with the new chip were expected to hit the market late last year and, as expected, Microsoft unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx powered Surface Pro X in October last year. Along with the Surface Pro X, the chip can also be found on the Samsung Galaxy Book S and now, it’s making an appearance on the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2-in-1 convertible.
Back at Computex 2019 last year, Qualcomm and Lenovo partnered to announce “Project Limitless” — a laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx. The partnership has now finally come to fruition and we now have our first look at the Lenovo Yoga 5G 2-in-1 at the ongoing CES 2020. What differentiates the new Yoga from other Snapdragon 8cx powered devices is that it’s the first 8cx device to be paired with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G connectivity. The Snapdragon X55 modem can already be found on a number of Android devices and it supports both millimeter-wave full-band and sub-6 GHz 5G networks.
The Lenovo Yoga 5G offers a sleek design with a 360-degree hinge that we’ve previously seen on a number of Yoga devices from the company. The notebook weighs in a just 1.3kg and features a 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display with 400 nits of peak brightness. For graphically intensive tasks, the Yoga 5G packs in a Qualcomm Adreno 680 GPU that should be enough for high-definition media consumption. The Yoga 5G will pack in 8GB of RAM for fluid multitasking and up to 512GB of internal storage. The device is aimed at professionals and features an IR camera and a fingerprint sensor for security. Lenovo claims that the laptop can offer up to 24 hours of battery backup on a full charge, making it ideal for those of you who are constantly working on the go.
Since the Snapdragon 8cx is an ARM64 chip, the Yoga 5G will run Windows 10 on ARM out of the box. x86-64 bit applications will need to be recompiled to run on Windows 10 on ARM, though many x86- 32 bit application can be run through the emulation layer. In terms of I/O, the Yoga 5G packs in two USB Type-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack, and a nano-SIM slot for 5G SIM cards, however, the Yoga 5G will also feature eSIM support. Lenovo is set to release the Yoga 5G sometime in Spring this year at a starting price of $1,499.
|Specifications||Lenovo Yoga 5G 2-in-1|
|Display Size||14″ IPS LCD with touch support|
|Display Resolution||FHD (1920 x 1080)|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx|
|Graphics||Qualcomm Adreno 680|
|Ports & Extras|
|Battery||Rated for up to 24 hours|
|Operating System||Windows 10 on ARM|