First shown off at CES 2020, the Lenovo Flex 5G is also one of the first laptops available with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G chipset, which Lenovo claims will equip the device with an impressive 24 hours of battery life from a single charge.
This processor comes paired with Qualcomm’s X55 5G modem, which means the laptop supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G. While this theoretically means the Flex 5G supports all the main 5G bands currently used in the US, the laptop will only be available through Verizon – at least to begin with.
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Lenovo claims this built-in support for 5G connectivity will enable the laptop to reach download speeds of around 4Gb/s, which – if it manages – means you'll be able to download a full movie in just seconds.
Elsewhere, as its name suggests, the Lenovo Flex 5G uses Lenovo's 360-degree hinge, enabling it to transform through laptop, tent and tablet modes. The Windows 10 device also sports a 14-inch 1920x1080 IPS touchscreen, 8GB RAM, 256GB of storage, two USB-C ports and a built-in fingerprint scanner.
The laptop also packs Qualcomm Adreno 680 graphics and user-facing stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos, which means means the Flex 5G should be a decent entertainment machine as well.
The Lenovo Flex 5G, known as the Yoga 5G outside of the US, is available to pre-order from Verizon starting today. It’s priced at $1,399.99 (around £1,112, AU$2,033) or at $58.33 (£46, AU$84) per month through Verizon's Device Payment program.
It won’t just be limited to the Verizon network and it’s mmWave-only network, though. Lenovo is also partnering with EE in the UK, Sunrise in Switzerland, and CMCC in China for additional launches later this year.
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