07 January 2020
One of the major technologies that will take strides in 2020 is undoubtedly 5G and we have already witnessed so many smartphone manufacturers taking a progressive step by making use of it. These are not just the smartphones but in-house 5G chipsets as well. Reportedly, a couple of manufacturers are planning to invest heavily in this area and Lenovo appears to be one of them.
Lenovo’s executive Chang Cheng has shared a teaser that appears to be hinting at a possible 5G chipset. Although the teaser is plain and includes no details, it is the description that suggests the case. Cheng’s post lists out the names of the existing 5G mobile chipsets from other companies, including Exynos 980, Kirin 990, Snapdragon 8 series, along with a line stating “5G SoC released next week is full of flowers, but the real trump card is still on the way.” Well, it is translated from Chinese, so it’s hard for us to decipher it. But it appears to be a 5G chipset that Lenovo may come with.
The teaser isn’t much of a help but this is our best guess since the executive has enlisted the names of existing 5G chipsets. It could also be possible that the executive is hinting at a new 5G smartphone rather than a chipset. Lenovo launched its first 5G smartphone called the Z6 Pro 5G back in June with Snapdragon 855 SoC and X50 modem.
Also, note that the teaser looks similar to the wallpaper available with its Z6 Pro 5G that we first saw during the exhibit at the MWC event this year. So, this could also be possible that we are reading too much into it and Cheng is just talking about the imminent availability of its first 5G smartphone. It has also been tipped by one of the top tipsters on Twitter that Lenovo will start taking the “pre-sale” of the device from November 28, though the device is already available for pre-order on the company’s official site.
Note that in the past, a couple of Lenovo’s claims about its upcoming products had turned out false, so we should not take the teasers too seriously. Above all, it is quite confusing as well.