10 July 2019
Lenovo and Qualcomm have announced 'Project Limitless' aimed at bringing true 5G connectivity to Windows 10 PCs. It is specifically aimed at Always Connected Windows PCs to help them offer the fastest possible internet connection. The project makes use of Snapdragon processor as well as 5G modem unlike the traditionally used Intel and ARM solutions.
Both companies offered a working demo of a Project Limitless prototype device to give an idea of what to expect. The device was powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem. This new chipset was unveiled in December 2018 and the modem was released earlier this year.
If we talk about the prototype device, it was a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a design similar to most of the Lenovo offerings. It had quite thin bezels with only two USB Type-C ports on the left and a headphone jack on the right. This is acceptable considering that the device was meant only for offering a demonstration and not to be sold in the market.
Lenovo is claiming that the collaboration with Qualcomm will allow them to deliver high-speed 5G connectivity on the go. This will be beneficial for those who have to work even when on the move. It can help different tasks get done quickly like real-time translation, file sharing, uploads, downloads, high-quality video calling, smoother AR/VR experiences, and enjoying favorite content in 4K and even 8K.
Even though we have seen a working demo of the upcoming device, one should not expect such a device getting sold in shops anytime soon. Lenovo has offered an estimated time of arrival to be somewhere around early 2020 but as things go with such projects, we will not be surprised if there happens to be some kind of delay.