Lenovo has made another claim that will attract a lot of attention to the Chinese manufacturer. They are saying that they will be the first one to announce a smartphone that will not only be 5G-capable but will also be featuring Qualcomm’s first ever 7nm FinFET chipset, the Snapdragon 855.
Lenovo’s VP Chang Cheng said that the company will be launching a smartphone that will feature a Snapdragon 855 and also provide 5G connectivity. According to MySmartPrice, the executive did not provide any information about the timeframe for the release of the flagship. But assuming that 5G rollout gets underway at the earliest time possible, the smartphone just cannot launch before 2019.
Even if Snapdragon 855 is announced by Qualcomm in this year, it will still take some time before the manufacturers will be able to get their hands on the new chipset. Earlier, it was revealed that the greatest and latest SoC by Qualcomm has been in mass production since June 2018. So, a lot of OEMs will be able to supercharge their smartphones in terms of performance by using the Snapdragon 855.
The Snapdragon 855 will be featuring the Qualcomm’s first 5G-capable modem which is called the Snapdragon X50. Before you get excited, note that the Lenovo VP was making some broad claims about their Z5 smartphone, they stated that the flagship smartphone was supposed to feature a 95 percent screen along with up to 4tb of storage and a battery life that could make the smartphone last for 45 days in a standby state.
Unfortunately, none of the claims turned out to be true so it is going to be difficult to put our faith in Lenovo again.
Stay tuned for more!