Lenovo to launch 5G laptops with all-day battery life by the end of 2019

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The laptop market could soon be shaken up, with Lenovo unveiling 5G connected laptops with all-day battery lives by December 2019.

This is according to 91mobiles, which apparently spoke to an anonymous Lenovo employee. Laptops that can connect to super-fast 5G mobile networks could be a real game changer, and if 91mobiles is correct, we hopefully won’t have long to wait.

With 5G bringing much faster download speeds and lower latency, laptops with built-in 5G connectivity could access the internet – and make use of cloud streaming services – much faster, potentially revolutionising how we use them.

All-day batteries

According to this unnamed Lenovo employee, the company is also working closely with Intel and Qualcomm to produce laptops with all-day battery life.

This means we could see Lenovo laptops included in Intel’s Project Athena, which aims to make Windows 10 laptops faster, thinner and with day-long battery lives.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm has been partnering with laptop makers to produce machines running on its Snapdragon platform, which brings some of the best features of smartphones – such as instant boot and always-connected mobile internet – along with incredibly long battery lives.

While this is exciting news, it’s worth bearing in mind that this is coming from an anonymous source, so as always it’s worth being a bit cautious before getting your hopes up.

However, it’s clear that laptop makers like Lenovo are looking at ways to bring all-day battery lives to their laptops, and we will soon PCs take advantage of 5G, so the report isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.

Either way, it’s certainly going to be a very exciting future for laptops.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.